NEC Versa S940 review

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The lack of S-Video isn’t a great loss on a business notebook, although it would have been nice to have as well as the D-SUB. At least there’s great volume from the front-facing speakers. The blue LED for Wi-Fi activity doubles as an on/off switch, although it’s tucked away under the front edge of the casing, making it fiddly to operate. Mini-FireWire, infrared, audio and a 5-in-1 memory card slot complete the line-up. Underneath there’s a fan intake grille that’s easy to block if the S940 is sitting on your knee.

NEC Versa S940 review

NEC has got the basic design absolutely right; a stylish 13in widescreen wireless notebook with a Pentium M CPU, good battery life and a weight of 2.1kg is definitely an appealing mix. But the lack of attention to detail is frustrating: illogical port placement and difficult USB access both disappoint. To an individual buyer these could well be minor niggles that are easily overlooked, for this is otherwise a good machine. For a company that wants to buy the S940 by the dozen in the hope it will suit all, you’ll need to consider the usability issues carefully.

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