Toshiba Introduces Crusoe-Based "Libretto" Ultra-Light Notebook
Santa Clara, CA; May 7, 2001...Transmeta Corporation (NASDAQ: TMTA) and
Toshiba Corporation today announced the introduction in Japan of Toshiba's
Crusoe-based Libretto L1/060TNMM notebook PC with up to 14 hours of battery
Toshiba announced that the notebook, weighing just 2.4 lbs, will be available
in Japan as of May 18. The Libretto L1/060TNMM, with a 600MHz Crusoe processor,
features a small, lightweight design with a low power, 10" wide SXGA TFT screen
and a 10 gigabyte hard drive.
"It is a major milestone that Toshiba, the world's leading shipper of
notebooks, has chosen Crusoe for this innovative new system," said Jim Chapman,
executive vice president of sales and marketing, Transmeta Corporation.
The new notebook measures 10.5" (wide) x 6.6" (deep) x .81" (thick). The 10"
wide SXGA (1,280 X 600 dot) low power, poly-silicon TFT screen gives the new
notebook the largest screen in the mini-notebook category and offers detail and
clarity, allowing easy viewing and effective displaying of online images and
maps. The .70 key pitch offers users comfort in typing for extended periods of
Crusoe's LongRun power management capability continuously adjusts the
processor's frequency and voltage (MHz) to provide the necessary performance for
a given application while maximizing battery life. Additionally, Toshiba's
power-saving utility provides for maximum power efficiency throughout the
system, enabling up to 4.5 hours of battery life with a standard battery and up
to 14 hours with an optional battery.
The notebook, which runs Microsoft® Windows® Me, is equipped with two USB
connectors, PC card slot (type II), i.Link™ connector and a mini-RGB often used
for business presentations. The Libretto L1/060TNMM makes Internet and e-mail
communications possible during extensive travel with an embedded modem
compatible in 58 regions of the world. It also has Bluetooth capability for
wireless connection to Internet.
Transmeta is a publicly traded company located in Santa Clara, California.
Transmeta develops and sells software-based microprocessors and develops
additional hardware and software technologies that enable computer manufacturers
to build computers that simultaneously offer long battery life, high performance
and x86 compatibility. Transmeta's family of Crusoe microprocessors is targeted
at the notebook and Internet appliance segments of the mobile Internet computer
market, as well as ultra-dense servers.