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Wired: Transmeta: Lightweight Contender

Jun 28, 2000, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gartner)

"Newcomer Transmeta is taking on Intel in the battle for mobile users who want continuous Net access with no strings attached."

"The upstart chip company on Tuesday unveiled a series of prototype notebooks using its Crusoe chip that promises to last longer and run cooler than any Intel chip currently available...."

"Transmeta has its closest ties with IBM, which provided a Thinkpad 240 notebook with a motherboard supporting Transmeta rather than the normal Intel processor. IBM said it is manufacturing all Crusoe notebook chips at its Burlington, Vermont, plant."

"Leo Suarez, director of worldwide marketing for mobile computers at IBM said the company deviated from its policy of not disclosing details about future products because they wanted to "validate that a (Thinkpad) running standard applications can run on a battery for between six and eight hours."

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