TwinHead efio! 1200 Crusoe-Based Notebook
We had a chance to look at this notebook from TwinHead at Comdex Fall 2001.
It is very slim and looks pretty good, but is only for release in Asia.
Corporation today announced that Twinhead International Corporation
(TIC) of Taiwan has introduced a Crusoe-based notebook in China. "Twinhead has
created an efficient, lightweight notebook design with excellent battery life,"
said Jim Chapman, executive vice president and chief marketing officer,
"This notebook introduction moves Crusoe-based products into an important new
market." Twinhead's Efio 1200, with Transmeta's TM5600 Crusoe microprocessor, is
now available in China, as announced today by Twinhead in Beijing. A second
version of the notebook, with the Crusoe TM5800 and additional features, is
planned for China and Taiwan in the first half of 2002. The Efio 1200, weighing
3.2 lbs and less than an inch thick, is priced in China at the approximate
equivalent of $1450 U.S. dollars.
The notebook has a 20 gigabyte hard drive, 128 megabytes
of memory and a 10.4" screen. It has an expected battery life of up to five
hours with a standard battery and 10 hours with an extended battery."
TwinHead can be found here, here and here.
The Short Specs: TM5600 600MHz Crusoe processor, 128MD SDRAM
(SO-DIMM) expandable to 256MB, 10.4" XGA 1024x768 pixel LCD display, 20GB HDD, CD-RW (connectable via USB cable), on board
10/100 (RJ-45 port), modem (RJ-11), PCMCIA port, running Windows XP, and measuring 251x205x23.7mm.