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Japanese giant brings notebook range up to scratch

Transmeta chip powers super-slim Sharp Kitty

Sharp plans to release a slender notebook built around the Transmeta Crusoe processor to its Japanese customers. Officially titled the Mebius Muramasa PC-MM1-H1W, the model has a far more consumer-friendly nickname — the Sharp Kitty.

The notebook will be wedge-shaped, measure 13.7mm deep at the front and 19mm at the back, and weigh in at 950g.

Based on Transmeta's TM5800 Crusoe chip running at 867MHz, the notebook will come with Windows XP Home edition and contain a 15GB hard drive. It has a 10.4in screen and a built in 802.11b wireless network adapter.

A new docking feature will allow users to connect the notebook to a second PC and synchronise storage data while the system is in hibernate or Standby mode.

Sharp Kitty is scheduled to be available in stores in Japan on 26 October and will cost around ¥170,000 (£880). Sharp says it has no plans to launch the model in the UK, but it is possible that a similar notebook may be released here next year.


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