Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pioneer Australia Offers 2 Netbooks

News traveled fast today that two netbooks are being released by Pioneer Australia: DreamBook Light CE2A and Dreamboat M91.

According to Liliputing, “The DreamBook Light CE2A is based on the same reference design as the upcoming Everex Cloudbook, but costs over $100 more at $599 AU or about $577 US.”

DreamBook Light CE2A

  • CPU: 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV

  • RAM: 512MB/1GB

  • Storage: 40GB HDD

  • Display: 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 pixel

  • OS: Linux, Windows XP, or Windows Vista

  • Expansion/Connectivity: 802.11b/g, card reader, Ethernet, Express Card, 2 USB ports, optional Bluetooth, 1.3MP camera

  • Batteries: 4 cell, 2200/2400mAh batteries provide an estimated 4.5 to 5 hours of battery life

  • Dimensions: 230 x 171 x 29.4mm

  • Weight: Under 850 grams

The specifications also cite USB Combo CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD dual. Now that is different.

DreamBook Light M91


  • CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom

  • RAM: Up to 2GB

  • Storage: 2.5" SATA hard disk up to 500GB

  • Display: 8.9 inch touchscreen display (1280 x 768 or 1064 x 600 pixels)

  • OS: Windows or Linux

  • Expansion/Connectivity: Ethernet, 802.11b/g (optional), 3.5g Express card (optional), card reader, 3 USB ports, Express Card slot, VGA output, 1.3MP camera

  • Batteries: 4 cell, 4400mAh battery provides up to 3 hours operation

  • Dimensions:235 x 180 x 28 – 42mm

  • Weight: 1,2kg