Today, Pioneer Computers Australia is introducing its DreamBook ePad L11 HD. It’s an 11.6-inch tablet device, with okay specs.
It uses Intel’s 1.66GHz Atom CPU, up to 2GB of RAM and either integrated graphics or a 512MB NVIDIA Ion 2 chipset. The 16, 32 or 64GB solid state drive contains Windows 7, and a three-axis G-sensor and an ambient light sensor give it support for tilt and low light.
It’s 0.55 inch thickness makes it a fraction chunkier than an iPad, but it will be available in similar 16GB, 32GB or 64GB solid state storage capacities. Additional storage can be added via the SD/SDHC card slot and up to 2GB DDR2 RAM can be thrown in. There’s 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and optional 3G wireless connectivity and a couple of USB 2.0 ports and HDMI-out. Sitting in the magnesium alloy case are a couple of 1.5W stereo speakers and the L11′s 4800mAh Lithium Polymer battery is said to be good for around six hours between charges and a a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera and optional GPS via a mini PCI interface.
The tablet will arrive in Australian stores in September, with prices starting at the equivalent of $640(Check out new prices and buy it from Amazon). There is no indication of when or if Pioneer will offer the tablet in North America.