Pioneer DreamBook Lite Is A 12.1-Inch Notebook With 10 Hour Battery Life

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