10/8/2000: Definitive information on portable Crusoe de Sony
Finally we have at sight the fact that there seems to be the first portable computer based on the processor Crusoe de Transmeta, and it seems that it expires with the awaited thing... or with almost quite. The name of the portable one in question is "VAIO C1 PictureBook Computer (PCG-C1VN)", it belongs to Sony, it costs 2.300 $ (good, exactly 299.999 cents of dollar) and it will be in the shops from October 25.
If there seem great to someone 2.300 $, which it pays attention to the following specifications: processor Crusoe TM5600 600 MHz, 128 MB of SDRAM, hard disk of 12 GB, screen TFT 1.024x480 of 8,9 inches, connector i. LINK (that is to say, IEEE 1394 or Firewire), ATI Rage Mobility with 8 MB, modem, USB, sound...
... And in addition a genius: digital camerawoman integrated with CCD of 350.000 píxels; a pity that the disk drive and/or CD - ROM and/or DVD-ROM should buy to themselves apart. But good, the important thing is that 25 occupies x 15 x 3 cm, it weighs 1 kg and his hard standard battery up to 5 hours and a half (or up to 20 hours with the optional battery of fourfold capacity).
Certainly, not it is 24 o'clock promised by Transmeta, but it is necessary to feed to EVERYTHING ELSE; and undoubtedly it is a todoterreno that you can put in the pocket of the overcoat and forget the battery.
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