"With the holidays upon them, the folks at Transmeta Corp.
are asking for one thing: a fighting chance against that chip
Goliath, Intel Corp. But after testing a notebook powered by one of
Transmeta's new Crusoe processors, I think the company should be
asking for a miracle."
"Transmeta has run into a buzz saw of bad news recently. Just
this week, NEC announced that it's recalling and repairing 300
Crusoe-based notebooks with potentially faulty chips. And Sony is
advising customers in Japan that they may also have trouble. At
Comdex, IBM Corp. -- which had demonstrated a Crusoe-powered
ThinkPad at PC Expo in June -- showed off a ThinkPad powered by ...
an Intel mobile Pentium III chip. There was even a rumor -- later
denied -- that Compaq was ditching plans for a line of Crusoe-based
"The PictureBook is too expensive for the casual user. And it's
not powerful enough for some of the niche markets Transmeta is
targeting -- real estate and insurance agents, for example, who can
take advantage of the integrated camera or business users who do
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