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Casio gets on Crusoe bandwagon

Latest Casio subnotebook features low-power chip

Casio announced today that it will release the Cassiopeia Fiva MPC-206E subnotebook with Transmeta's frugal Crusoe processor by the end of this month.

This latest Cassiopeia weighs just under a kilo, and will run the 600MHz Crusoe processor. NEC last month announced two new notebooks in the US using the same Transmeta chip.

Casio claims the new notebook will give up to nine hours of continuous operation on battery power. These statements should be taken with a pinch of salt, however, after big-name companies such as IBM dropped Crusoe when it failed to deliver on battery extension promises.

Other stats on the Cassiopeia Fiva include an 8.4in display, 128MB RAM and a 20GB hard drive. The Fiva will be available this month in the US for $1,999, and will probably be out in the UK sometime later this year.


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