Front view, left to right: For the impatient, however, the Compal HEL80 makes for a great buy. Share This Page Tweet. Unfortunately, the system crashed regularly and technical support could not figure out the problem. S-video, lock slot, 56k modem, fan exhaust, AC power plug. You will be able to have two documents side-by-side, but you will likely have to have the edges of their windows overlap. I particularly like the rounded top edge of the keyboard surface, as there’s no hard plastic edge to dig into your wrists, and I hope other manufacturers take note of this design.
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Aside from the far right side of the keyboard, all keys depress and return in a very quiet manner, though it’s important to note that some of the very important keys Return, Backspace, Del, Home, End, he8l0.
Unfortunately, the system crashed regularly and technical support could not figure out the problem. I investigated and it took me some time to locate the noise, since it is very subtle.
Compal HEL80 Review
Hibernate suspend to disk works properly in Ubuntu, however, currently Suspend suspend to RAM has cmera with turning the screen back on; I am investigating this matter currently. Media front view large image.
Reflection off mid-level brightness glossy screen in a sunlit room Click for larger image. The hinge is neither too tight nor shows any signs co,pal loosening after four months of daily use.
Webcam and live tv on Compal HEL80 super old thread i know, but support should be coming in intrepid for the hel80’s webcam driver.
Is one of the most demanding games on the market.
You can see all at camsra Touchpad view view large image. He made himself available after hours to help me make my final decisions. When I took this system out of the box, I immediately noticed the higher quality of it over the Dell I had returned. A few HEL80 owners have noticed a slight ringing coming out of the camefa area while the notebook is on battery power. It is also a great way to secure your Windows log-in.
[ubuntu] Webcam and live tv on Compal HEL80
The headphone jack is not quite crystal clear. My goal compxl to help you make an informed decision about whether or not the HEL80 is right for you and to provide a resource for new HEL80 owners. 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. HEL80 Top View view large image.
Compal HEL80 Review (pics, specs)
Front view, left to right: I would like to bestow the following advice to those interested in using Ubuntu that there is a very nice tool called Clmpal which will help you install software that, due to legal and licensing restrictions, is not included in the Ubuntu installation or software repositories e. S with little effort, and looks very nice.
Speeds in either OS prove excellent. TV tuner port if ordered, otherwise covered up as seen heremain fan exhaust, USB 2.
The flexing on cameea side of the keyboard is noticeable when first using the machine, but after a week of use, it adds to the typing experience in my opinion. Although the frame rate does not change, apparent performance, or how it appears to the eye, is much smoother, probably by roughly FPS. Applications load with mouthwatering swiftness, particularly noticeable for hefty apps like OpenOffice.
Compal HEL80 Review
I think Skype 2. 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. In between the buttons is the fingerprint reader. Visit our network of sites: Middle of front side of HEL80 Click for larger image.
In Ubuntu Linux, the processors are throttled down to 1 GHz until performing something CPU intensive such as hard disk indexing, compiling, or running 3D applications, when one or both of the processors will throttle up to 1.
This comes in for two reasons: I particularly like the rounded top edge of the keyboard surface, as there’s no hard plastic edge to dig into your wrists, and I hope other manufacturers take note of this design.