Down under and looking for a new CULV notebook for the festive season? Pioneer Computers Australia may have just the thing, in the shape of the DreamBook Light U11; an 11.6-inch ultraportable, the U11 packs a choice of Intel dual-core (SU2300 or SU4100), Core 2 Solo (SU7300) or Core 2 Duo (SU9400 or SU9600) processors together with up to 4GB of memory and optional integrated 3G.
The crafty Aussies have also slotted in a choice of 2.5-inch drives, up to 256GB SSD or a full 1TB of regular HDD, together with optional 3.5G. Graphics are courtesy of Intel’s GS40 UMA chipset – with both VGA and HDMI outputs – and WiFI b/g/n is standard; you can also throw in Bluetooth while a 1.3-megapixel webcam is standard.
Other ports include three USB 2.0, audio in/out, a 4-in-1 memory card reader and ethernet, and the whole thing measures 289.7 x 201.5 x 26.9 mm. It’s on sale now, priced from AU$699 ($629).