Abstract: NEC have joined the race to bring a powerful notebook based on the Crusoe Processor to market with their LaVie MX, at almost complete odds to Sony's VAIO C1VN... |
NEC LaVie MX||
MX Notebook Specs
NEC have joined the race to bring a powerful notebook based on the Crusoe
Processor to market with their LaVie MX (LX60T/51EC). At almost
complete odds to Sony's VAIO C1VN, the LaVie seems to be oozing with performance
Running on a 600Mhz TM5600 Crusoe processor, the notebook
comes packed with 128MB RAM (upgradable to 256MB), a 10.4" TFT display,
measures 10.4" x 8.3" x 1" and runs Windows 2000. Video is provided
by an ATI Rage Mobility chipset, and the unit also comes with integrated
10/100 - 10 Base T NIC card, 56K modem, 20GB hard drive, USB CD-ROM, 4Mb/s
Infrared connection. It weighs in at 1.37Kg. NEC reports battery
life is an astounding 11 hours! The LaVie MX will be available in November. The price is expected to be approximately $2,300.
We should have the full spec sheet and press release up for tomorrow, so
Crusoe-Based Notebook Introduced By NEC SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS
WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2000--NEC today in Japan introduced a three-pound notebook
computer that will operate up to 11 hours on battery power using Transmeta's
Since early September, Sony,
Fujitsu and now NEC have introduced Crusoe-based notebooks. Transmeta's
microprocessor is unique in its capability to extend battery life by using
software to adjust voltage and frequency on-the-fly, consuming only the amount
of power needed for maximum efficiency.
"NEC is very
impressed with the battery life and performance capabilities provided by
Crusoe," said Osamu Iseki, senior manager, product planning department, mobile I
solution division, NEC Corporation. "The LaVie MX will give consumers an
exceptional mobile computing experience."
MX, new to NEC's LaVie series, will incorporate a 600MHz Crusoe microprocessor.
The notebook runs Windows 2000 and measures 10.4" x 8.3" x less than 1" (thick).
This lightweight design houses a 20 gigabyte hard drive, 128 megabytes of SDRAM
and has a 10.4" reflective TFT display. NEC will begin taking orders immediately
in Japan for the new LaVie MX.
"NEC engineers have
done a brilliant job of incorporating the latest advanced mobile technology from
Japan," said Jim Chapman, senior vice president of sales and marketing,
Transmeta Corporation. "They have integrated that technology with Crusoe to
create a perfect mobile, professional notebook that delivers all day
Founded in 1995, Transmeta is a
privately held company based in Santa Clara, California. Transmeta develops, in
concert with its OEM customers, platform solutions for the mobile Internet
computing market. Transmeta markets and sells the Crusoe processor solution as
the engine for a new class of computers. Crusoe is the only x86 compatible
processor solution built to run the large installed base of PC software
applications with high performance and extremely long battery
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