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Transmeta's energy efficient processor in first sub-$1000 Tablet PC.

Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:TMTA) has announced that its energy efficient, 800 MHz Crusoe TM5800 processor has been incorporated in the TDV Vison V800XPT Tablet PC, the first Tablet PC priced under $1,000. This product will be available in September in North America, Europe and China for $900.

"Transmeta's energy efficient, high performance processors are instrumental in driving the thin-and-light design and cool operation of V800XPT Tablet PC, along with the very affordable price structure for end users," said Larry Wei, president and chief executive officer, TDV Vison. "Transmeta provides a very compelling offering for the Tablet PC market."

Featuring Transmeta's processor technology and weighing just 2.6 lbs, the V800XPT is an 8.4-inch LCD PC and notebook combined in one device. The product, just an inch thick, is operable in landscape or portrait mode and includes a USB keyboard module, an optional external USB optical drive, a 30GB hard drive and 128MB of DDR RAM memory that is upgradeable to 512MB. It features a built-in 640 x 480 digital camera, a built-in 4-in-1 card reader and a built-in LAN/modem. The V800XPT has an SVGA TFT LCD display with a digital pen for input of data and runs the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system. It contains a VGA port, 56K fax modem, an 10/100 LAN connection, two ports for USB 2.0 and audio connections for earphones and microphones.

"The V800XPT Tablet PC offers users a tremendous performance-to-price benefit, which is an important aspect of efficient computing," said Arthur L. Swift, senior vice president of marketing, Transmeta Corporation. "Transmeta's customers continue to drive unique, user-friendly computing products into the market."

TDV Vison, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Pou Chen Group. Pou Chen, the world's largest sports shoe manufacturer, also owns a variety of technology companies and has invested over $1 billion developing a high-tech industrial zone, complete with a residential/commercial complex and hotel center, on 3,100 acres in the Jiangsu Province in China.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Jul 21, 2003
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