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CNET Transmeta debuts in Japan; U.S. release in three weeks

Oct 07, 2000, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

"The long wait for notebooks based on Transmeta's Crusoe chip has ended, as Sony has released in Japan its first Vaio laptops containing the chip."

"Vaio PictureBook laptops containing Crusoe processors were released in Tokyo on Saturday (Japan time), Sony executives confirmed. For consumers, the most likely place to find the new notebooks will be the Akihabara, Tokyo's sprawling, modern electronics shopping area, said sources in Japan."

"Sony will follow up with Crusoe-based Vaios for the U.S. market Oct. 25, according to Mark Hanson, vice president and general manager of Vaio PC for Sony America."

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