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CNET News.com: Fujitsu to release Transmeta notebooks in November

Sep 25, 2000, 14:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

"Fall is shaping up to be Transmeta's season. ...Fujitsu will release two notebooks containing Crusoe processors from Transmeta in November, the company will announce today, bringing the total number of companies coming out with Transmeta-based products to seven."

"Many of Crusoe's benefits... have yet to be tested in the outside world. Although Transmeta introduced the chip in January, neither the chip nor computers using it have hit the open market. Analysts have complained about a lack of independent benchmarks and stated that no one really knows how well these chips will stack up."

"Although the public has yet to see the chip, manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon. Technically, only Sony and Fujitsu have announced products based on Crusoe chips. Executives at Hitachi and IBM, however, have already said that their companies will introduce light Crusoe notebooks later this year. Gateway and Diamond Multimedia, meanwhile, plan to come out with Web pads based on Crusoe, sources close to the companies have said."

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