ZDNet: Berst Alert: Gateway, AOL Attack Wintel (And Why the Web Pad Comes up Short)
May 31, 2000, 19:43 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)
"Gateway's announcement yesterday that Transmeta would supply
chips for their Web pad Internet appliances generated a lot of
hoo-ha about the decline of the Wintel duopoly. Don't sell your
Intel shares yet. ... Think of it this way. You can shut off the
Queen Mary's engines and it will still coast for a while. The
Wintel cartel will be coasting for years to come."
Comes with leash. Portability is what makes Web pads such a cool
idea. But the product announced by Gateway will still have to be
plugged in to a phone line or cable. I predict most people will
wait for the wireless version."
"Cost. Cheap PCs are getting even cheaper thanks to advancements
in chip design. At $500, consumers will rightfully place the
Gateway unit at the luxury end of the home-computing scale. ...
Look for more interest when the price drops below $200."
- ZDNet: Why Transmeta is Bill Gates' worst nightmare(May 31, 2000)
- Upside: Transmeta, AOL, Gateway Deal Big Win for Transmeta(May 31, 2000)
- BetaNews: New Plans [for Mozilla] at AOL(May 31, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Gateway, AOL tap Transmeta for Net(May 31, 2000)
- CNET News.com/Gartner: Commentary: Gateway, AOL deal doesn't mean the end of Wintel(May 31, 2000)
- ZDNet: Has Transmeta's chip finally come in?(May 31, 2000)
- NY Times: Gateway and AOL Bypass Industry Stalwarts on Components(May 30, 2000)
- CNET News.com: Transmeta chips expected in devices next month(May 17, 2000)
- CNET News.com: AOL prepares to make play for gaming market(May 12, 2000)
- eWeek: America's online monopoly?(May 09, 2000)
- IT-Director: Is AOL About To Take On Microsoft?(Apr 11, 2000)