First Core 2 Duo Notebook
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Australia’s first Intel Core 2 Duo Notebook has been unveiled by Pioneer Computers Australia, it claims.

Three models are available: The Dreambook Power M57U, Light 822 and Slim 825. All can support the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz Processor T 7200, the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz Processor T 7400 and the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz Processor T 7600.

Dreambook Light 822 is light, stylish and powerful, with a 14.1 inch widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT. The high-performance Dreambook Slim 825 features a 15.4 inch widescreen XGA (1280 x 800) TFT Screen. Both models offer a choice of up to 128MB Intel 950 Graphics or ATI Radeon X1600 256MB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics and built-in sound system with Azalia I/F (HD Audio codec), AC-3 support, built-in stereo speaker, woofer, microphone and feature volume control by hot keys.

Pioneer’s Dreambook Power 57U is the ultimate gaming and super-power application machine. It features an expansive 17 inch WSXGA+ widescreen with 1680 x 1050 resolution, or an upgrade to 17 inch WUXGA widescreen with 1920 X 1200 resolution, the latter being perfect for movie-watching. With immense multimedia capabilities, the Power 57U comes with an Nvidia 7900 high performance graphic chip, 256MB DDRII Video RAM on board, 256-bit video memory interface, SATA IDE Raid, PCI Express 16X, WFG 1.0 Support and a modular design. The audio system consists of an Azalia high-definition Audio Interface, S/PDIF Digital output, Virtual 7.1 channel output, a built-in microphone, speakers and woofer and Audio DJ Console. It features SRS and WOW 3D sound technology, and is Sound-Blaster PRO Compatible.

The Dreambook Power 57U comes with an embedded 7-in-1 card reader (MS/MS PRO//MS DUO/MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini SD) and also an Express Card 54(34) slot.

Offered on a build-to-order basis, prices start from $3199.


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Pioneer’s Dreambook Notebook’s now sport the racy Intel Core 2 Duo processors.