Hitachi Debuts Notebooks Based On Transmeta's Crusoe
SANTA CLARA, California, (October 27, 2000) - Hitachi Corporation has
introduced a new line of thin and light notebooks powered by Transmeta's
battery-extending Crusoe processor. The three models in the FLORA 200 series
feature 3.1 to 4.3 pound notebooks that run for 10 hours or longer on a single
"Hitachi's FLORA systems take full advantage of the user convenience features
enabled by Crusoe, including long battery life, light weight and low noise
performance," said Jim Chapman, senior vice president of sales and marketing,
Transmeta Corporation. "We are pleased to have worked with Hitachi on these
corporate- and consumer- friendly machines."
The FLORA series will come in two configurations. The first uses a 533MHz
Crusoe chip with a 10.4-inch screen and weighs 3.1 pounds. The second notebook
uses a 600MHz Crusoe chip with a 12.1-inch screen and either a CD or DVD drive.
These models weigh about 4.3 pounds and feature a battery that extends operating
life. These systems will be available in Japan in late October