NEC shows off Transmeta notebook
Claims 11 hours life between battery charges
NEC has become the third manufacturer to show off a notebook powered by Transmeta's Crusoe TM5600 processor.
The LaVie MX machine was unveiled at PC Expo in Japan today.
NEC claims the laptop can run up to 11 hours on a single charge because of the processor, the kind of LCD screen it has used, as well as the high-capacity lithium polymer battery. The reflective LCD screen doesn't need a power hungry backlight.
The machine on show had a 10.4 inch TFT screen, 128Mb RAM and 20GB hard disk. It weighed 1.4kg and measured 26.4 x 21.1 x 2.7cm.
NEC is ready to take orders in Japan for the notebooks and expects to start shipping in November. The price is expected to be around $2,300. ®