Pioneer's New AMD X2 Notebooks
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Pioneer Computers has announced a new range of laptops based on the forthcoming AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor, which it claims will be the first in the world.

The Turion 64 X2 is AMD’s answer to Intel’s portable dual-core solution and will be released on June 9.

The DreamBook Slim 8858, with the choice of Turion X2 or Sempron processor, features a 15.4″ 1280×800 LCD widescreen, while the DreamBook Light 8824 comes with 14.1″ 1280×800 widescreen. Both notebooks feature ATI Radeon x1100 graphics, onboard Azalia I/F sound, and a 54mm ExpressCard Slot — which is designed to replace the PC Card interface as a modular expansion slot, at roughly half the size while still fully-compatible.

Other features include four USB(2.0) ports, a SPDIF output, S-Video port, 56Kbps(V.92) Fax Modem, 10/100 WLAN (802.11a/ b/g or b/g) and Bluetooth.

The DreamBook Slim 8858 and DreamBook Light 8824 start from $1499 including GST, and will be available in early June.