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Review: Pioneer Dreambook Light IL1

Oct 24, 2008, 00:03 (1 Talkback[s])

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"This laptop casing is made of shiny plastic where each finger touch will be easily noticeable, but it seems to be solid. There are numerous air holes at the bottom of the laptop. When you hold it, it won’t creak, which is quite often in cheaper constructions. Each port is clearly described as what can be seen in the pictures. The screen, like in most subnotebooks, is much smaller than the lid itself. Its resolution (800×480) will be enough for surfing or creating documents, such as with OpenOffice, which is included.

"Even so, it will not be very comfortable (a nine-inch WSVGA screen would be perfect). Both the touchpad and the keyboard are smaller than in normal laptops, so one will have to get used to them. The keyboard’s layout matches the one known from Asus’ Eee PC. The notebook stays cool even if it is used intensively and, above all, it is quite quiet. Battery life is very long - up to 4,5 hours. These are not empty promises - after 3 hours of watching DivX films, the icon in the tray displayed 30% of battery life."

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