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InfoWorld: Low-power chip hailed

Jun 21, 2000, 23:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Neel)

"IBM will begin testing the waters to determine whether or not its customers will adopt an IBM ThinkPad powered by Transmeta's Crusoe processor, beginning with a demo of one of the laptops running Windows 2000 at the PC Expo in New York next week."

"Leo Suarez, director of world wide product marketing at Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM, said the first prototype is a stock IBM ThinkPad model 240 that has undergone no special modification to incorporate the Crusoe processor, a ultra-low-power chip that has gained much attention since being introduced by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Transmeta."

"With this technical demonstration, we are trying to fill a requirement we have had in the mobile space since day one," which is a smaller, lighter laptop computer that operates for the entire length of the business day solely on battery power, Suarez said."

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