Pioneer Computers Australia has started pre-orders for its hybrid ultrabook keyboard dock, DreamBook U12. This is a very special model, characterized by a technical rather than substantial, starting with the presence of powerful Intel Ivy Bridge in the third generation combined with the Intel HM77 (Intel Chief River) and a maximum amount of RAM with 8 GB. Pioneer DreamBook U12, in its arsenal, has a solid-state drives with capacities ranging from 32 to 256 GB and a 11.6-inch touchscreen display with 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution with support for up to ten points of contact.
The screen is managed by the graphics controller Intel HD 4000 graphics libraries compatible with DirectX 10.1 and Open GL 3.0. Characterized by weight of about 890 grams (1.7 pounds if you include the keyboard) and a size of 300 x 198 x 13.5 mm, Pioneer DreamBook U12 offers a wide range of interfaces and connectivity solutions. In addition to the classic 802.11b/g/n WiFi to connect to wireless networks, the tablet has a Bluetooth 4.0 module, the Near Field Communications (not on all versions) and, optionally, also support for 3G networks.
The equipment is completed with a USB 3.0 port, a front camera with 1.3 megapixels, a 2-megapixel back camera and a memory card reader. As you can imagine, probably the most interesting accessory offering from Pioneer is the keyboard dock (optional) that also includes a handy touchpad. There is also a second battery to extend the autonomy of the tablet, two USB 2.0 ports, audio connector, and one for the network card. Pioneer DreamBook U12, equipped with the Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft (or Windows 8 when available) is offered at a starting price of $ 1,199 amounted to about 960 euros at current exchange rates.