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Michael Knutson
07-06-2010, 05:42 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.digitalreviews.net/news/industry-news/another-apple-ipad-asus-eee-pad-contender-pioneer-releases-the-dreambook-epad-series.html#Pioneer_DreamBook_ePad_A10_Specifications:' target='_blank'>http://www.digitalreviews.net/news/...Specifications:</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Now that the buzz surrounding the Apple iPad release and the whispers of the Asus Eee Pad have died down, we thought it was about time that another contender to the market appeared from the woodwork. And we were right! Pioneer have just released details of not only one, but three new competitors - the Pioneer DreamBook ePad 7/10 (7inch), DreamBook ePad A10 (10inch) and DreamBook ePad L11 HD (11.6inch)."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1278376064.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></em></p><p>With two new Android ePads and one new Windows 7 ePad from Pioneer, consumers will soon have some new tablet choices. What I see as the biggest iPad direct competitor, the A10, will run Windows7 on an Intel Atom N455 at 1.66GHz (or optionally) on an N475 at 1.83GHz with a maximum of 2GB DDR3 RAM; a 10.1-inch screen with 1024x600 resolution; a solid state (SSD) drive with 8/16/32GB; 802.11a/b/g wireless (no "n"); wired 100Mbps Ethernet; microSD card reader; and 1.3MP front-facing camera. One negative is that the 3-cell battery last only five hours. Expected pricing (converted from AUD) starts at $506. Upgraded component pricing is not yet available.</p>