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ZDNet UK: Crusoe fails to deliver on promise

Oct 23, 2000, 13:55 (4 Talkback[s])

"...IT Week Labs tests of the Sony Vaio PictureBook PCG-C1VE laptop, launched today, indicate that performance is around half that of a 500MHz Intel Celeron-based system. Its price... is comparable with that of Celeron-based notebooks."

"But Crusoe's design does leave room for optimisation, with improvements of up to 30 percent thought to be possible. "The chip's architecture allows for these optimisations to be delivered to existing customers [as a software update]," said Peter Glaskowsky, an analyst at the Microprocessor Report."

"At 2.5 hours, battery life on the new Sony is on a par with modern ultraportable laptops. IBM and other manufacturers plan to use the Crusoe processor in their laptops."

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