This definitely a worthwhile feature. Rear view, left to right: The system is a joy to use, and I received a compliment from everyone I showed it to. You can lift the lid up without having to hold down the bottom of the notebook; the hinges are not too tight and not too loose. The headphone jack is not quite crystal clear.

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Compal HEL80 Review (pics, specs)

The EL80 isn’t all that much different, so I got that instead. Above the display is the integrated 1.

The warranty is two years, handled by Intel. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. This may be added at some later time. The FN button is in the lower left corner.

It does not take long to cool the warmest areas after a gaming session. You must log in or sign up to reply here. The range was also quite good, as I had no trouble connecting throughout the house. Yes, my password is: The EL80 is a version of that modified to suit Intel’s needs.


It’s easy to understand, but there’s not much space to work with. I got 2 hours 45 minutes with wireless on.

I haven’t tested the battery life yet. Compal HEL80 keyboard view large image. Bluetooth is a special Compal one; Add to watch list. There are some levels where the resolution will have to be reduced to get ideal performance, but most of the game is enjoyable at the above settings.

Putting something between it and the laptop helps – I used a piece of 1mm-thick cardboard. First, the Soknd has some issues with screen quality. Feb 24, Messages: The colours seem dull at first, but if you turn on Digital Vibrance Control in the Nvidia drivers it looks very good.

Compal HEL80 Review

Samsung drives are supposed to be the quietest; Seagate ones have the best warranty five yearsand Hitachis apparently run fairly cool. Log in or Sign up. All other items are as listed above. Alternatively, you could just skip getting the Bluetooth module.

I do not overclock my GPU nor have I upgraded its drivers. Please enter a number he8l0 than or equal to 1. The touchpad needs to be manually disabled every time the system is started and can be a hassle.


Copper trim surrounds the keyboard, and gives it a sharp and elegant look. It does not bother me, but in a silent room it could be bothersome to sensitive ears if it begins to cycle.

A lot of people have mentioned that the keyboard is very ‘bouncy’ – and they’re right, it is very flexible indeed. The main focus of the HEL80 is performance while still retaining some portability and battery life. The Sager NPwhich is more powerful and not much more expensive than the Inspiron I paid a lot for minesouns highly recommended.

The area around the HDD stays cool; the power adaptor gets warm but not hot; the air coming out of the fan is also warm but not hot.