Pioneer DreamBook Lite: 12-inch netbook with next-gen ION

March 10, 2010 at 8:05 am

Pioneer DreamBook LiteAustralian company, Pioneer Computers, has released a new 12.1-inch netbook that sports next-generation ION. The ‘DreamBook Lite U12 ION2’ has a number of configuration options for either the 1.66GHz N450 or 1.83GHz N470 Atom processor and comes with a 12.1-inch (1366 x 768) display and 10 hour runtime from the optional 6-cell battery.

Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g/n), HDMI, three USB ports, 1.3MP webcam, and supports a number of different operating systems including Windows XP/Vista/7 and Ubuntu 9.10. No sign of seeing this turn up in Europe, but if you’re interested you can check out the full specs after the break.

Pioneer DreamBook Lite U12 ION2 Technical Specifications:

Intel N450 1.66GHz, Intel N470 1.83GHz

Core Logic
Intel NM10 Express Chipset

Display & Graphic
12.1” LED BL HD 1366×768 (16:9)
nVidia ION2 GT218M Graphic, Up to 512M

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

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
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
3G module and antenna

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

Support Windows XP/Vista/7
Support Ubuntu 9.10 Linux


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

Via Slashgear.


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