October 27, 2000

Commentary: Don't rush out to buy a Transmeta-based laptop

Author: JT Smith

From Gartner Viewpoint on CNet: "Crusoe-based computers are a major milestone for Transmeta and a critical step toward long-term
viability for the company. Nonetheless, Crusoe-based devices will likely appeal most to a niche
market: mobile users who want a small, light computing device but believe current personal digital
assistants aren't powerful enough." A ZDNet story says critics of Transmeta don't like that the chip sacrifices speed for battery life.

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