Pioneer DreamBook Lite is a 12.1-Inch Notebook With 10 Hour Battery Life

Mar 9, 2010
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Notebooks are dime a dozen, and much like the mobile phone marekt, it's the features that really matter. In the case of Pioneer's latest laptop, the 12.1" DreamBook Lite, it's got a few features in here that may make someone shopping around take a second look. That is, if you're looking for your next great gaming notebook.

If we told you that you've got a few options at your disposal here, that'd be a bold-faced understatement. For processors, you've got the Intel N450 1.66GHz variation, or the N470 1.83GHz if that suits you a bit more. From the title you can discern on your own that the notebook is rocking a 12.1-inch display, but what you may not know, is that it's not just your normal LCD. Nope, this one's packing an LED monitor, so basically it's just a feast for your eyes while you're playing your favorite games. It's got the normal slew of inputs, including three USB ports, the LAN port, and an option for an HDMI port. It comes standard with a 4-cell battery, but you will more than likely push out the 10 hour battery life from the optional 6-cell battery.

It's also got WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, a standard 1.3MP camera, and 3G is also optional. The Operating System is apparently up to you: it supports Windows XP/Vista/7, as well as Ubuntu 9.10 and Linux. So, while some things are just more run-of-the-mill options, we're pleasantly surprised to see an LED display on this gaming notebook, and if that 10 hour battery life actually holds true, that's beyond fantastic news. Look below for the full specifications list.

Specifications

CPU
Intel N450 1.66GHz, Intel N470 1.83GHz

Core Logic
Intel NM10 Express Chipset

Display & Graphic
12.1” LED BL HD 1366x768 (16:9)
nVidia ION2 GT218M Graphic, Up to 512M

System Memory
DDR2 667/800MHz Support
One So-DIMM DDR2 slot support up to 2GB

Storage
Support 2.5” SATA Hard Disk Drive
Support 4-in-1 card reader, SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro

Keyboard and Pointing Device
78keys with 19.05mm key pitch and 2.0±0.5mm key stroke
Support Multi-national Languages

I/O Ports
VGA port: One 15-pin VGA Port
Audio port: Two jack (MIC in & Headphone out)
LAN port: One RJ45 Port
USB port: Three USB Ports
Card reader: 4-in-1, SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro
HDMI: One HDMI Port(Option)
Power port: One DC-In Port
Kensington: One

Power System
Polymer battery, 4 cells 7.2V/4600mAh, 6 cells 7.2V/6900mAh Optional
AC 110~240V, DC 19V @ 65W AC Adapter

Power Management
ACPI V2.0
S0, S3, S4, S5 support

Switch Control
Power On/Off Button
Two Function Button
WIFI/3G/Bluetooth Hardware On/Off Switch

Option Items
Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
HDMI Port
3G module and antenna

Features
Wireless LAN: One Mini PCI-E Slot, 2 Antennas, Support 802.11 B/G/N, Half Size
Ethernet LAN: 10/100 M Ethernet Controller
PC Camera: 1.3M(1 Digital Microphone option)
Audio : HD Audio, Built-In 2 Speaker(Internal Microphone option)
3G Module: 3G Board Option(USB interface, one mini PCI-E Slot, one SIM Card Connector) , Antennas Option
Bluetooth: On USB Interface(Option)
LED Indication Power LED
Battery Charge LED
HDD Activity LED
WLAN Activity LED
3G Activity LED
Bluetooth Activity LED
Number Lock LED
Caps Lock LED

O.S.
Support Windows XP/Vista/7
Support Ubuntu 9.10 Linux

Certification
CE
FCC
RoHS
CCC
C-Tick

Weight and Dimension 302mm x 213.4mm x 27mm
N/W: 1.45 kg


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