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CNET News.com: IBM to demo Transmeta-based notebook at PC Expo

Jun 05, 2000, 21:47 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Fried)

"IBM said today that it plans to show off a ThinkPad notebook based on a processor from upstart Transmeta at a trade show later this month."

"A spokeswoman for Big Blue said the laptop to be shown at PC Expo in New York is only a technology demonstration. IBM, she said, is considering offering Transmeta-based models later this year."

"We are considering products in the fourth quarter," spokeswoman Lisa Kaslyn said. IBM's microelectronics unit has been manufacturing Transmeta's Crusoe line of low-power processors."

"While nearly all laptop computers today use chips from Intel or Advanced Micro Devices, Transmeta hopes to make inroads with Crusoe, a chip the company says can dramatically cut power consumption, potentially paving the way for a computer that could run all day on a single battery."

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