Aside from the small amount of screen flex at the back of the notebook, I could find nothing wrong with the notebook’s construction. Battery In Ubuntu Linux, doing typical heavy web browsing, word processing, etc. Links to four of the more important posts outlining this fix: Three more reboots were necessary to fully update Windows XP. A small number of HEL80 owners have reported hearing interference through the headphone jack. The angle at which you can read a text document is limited only by your ability to read letters on a skewed plane.

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I got 2 hours 45 minutes vompal wireless on. Since I’m happy to use backpacks, this does not bother me too much, however let the buyer beware. The buttons are easy to reach and depress. You can ccamera the Crown warranties for 1 or 3 years. With regular use, these areas are slightly warm.

Front view of HEL80 view large image. The HEL80 also has media buttons, both above and to the left of the keyboard. Now, when viewing the screen with one person, dead-on, colors are quite vibrant. I have yet to call technical support for a problem. Get Skype working with video.

Compal HEL80 Review (pics, specs)

It responds very well, and features excellent sensitivity, and very good recognition of one- two- or three- finger touching and tapping, even in Fompal. The important point for me here is that the Compal HEL80 has some specific problems listed in the link in OP of this thread.


My sales representative, Donald Stratton, answered all my questions promptly, and I was completely satisfied with the responses. Is one of the most demanding games on the market. In my opinion, all notebook keyboards cpmpal something to be desired. Even viewing the screen straight on, I can detect contrast and brightness variation from top to bottom, with the top having greater brightness and contrast than the bottom.

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Of course, these are just some of the default programs installed, and there are loads of totally free programs available for download from the Ubuntu and supporting repositories.

Input and Output Ports Most of the ports on the HEL80 are found on the right and left sides of the notebook, along with a few along the front.

I find the temperatures to be quite acceptable. Left side of the HEL80 Click for larger image.

The HEL80 is solidly built. As I mentioned earlier, the keyboard is a common topic of discussion regarding the HEL Underclocking the CPU while on cameea power with Notebook Hardware Control or a similar hardware utility will also eliminate the ringing.

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You’ve all helped me get this far in only a week. Reasons for Buying I began looking for a notebook in preparation for entering graduate school for a degree in bioinformatics an interdisciplnary field of biology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics.


The only warm spots on the HEL80 are the touchpad and the area copmal the left of it. The keyboard on the HEL80 has a shorter keystroke than most notebooks, but is easy to type on. For software, with Ubuntu, you get all critical software such as a web browser Firefoxemail client Evolution, though I prefer to use Thunderbird, which can be easily obtained through either Synaptic or the Gnome Application Installeroffice productivity software OpenOffice.

Closed view of HEL80 view large image. Front View view large image.

The OmniPass software integrates very well into Windows. I have experienced no problems connecting to my home wireless network with a strong signal.

They are essentially the same size and weight. I have few comments on the bottom of the notebook.

Dell Inspiron e 2. It does not bother me, but in a silent room it could be bothersome to sensitive ears if it begins to cycle. Battlefront 2 is very enjoyable at maximum settings.