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IBM to Demo Crusoe-based Notebook
At the upcoming PC Expo, IBM is planning to provide a technology demonstration - a ThinkPad notebook computer designed around Transmeta’s Crusoe microprocessor.

notebook pc  technology demonstration of one notebook at the PC Expo (June 26-29 in NYC), and is considering offering Crusoe-based models later this year. Transmeta, which unveiled the Crusoe after months/years of speculation, is focusing on mobile Internet computing. One of Crusoe's much-publicized features is its very low power consumption, meaning it can (theoretically) run all day on a single battery, thus making it a good fit for notebook computers and handheld devices. Market Impact This is the next step in Read More...
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“It’s a Notebook!” “It’s a Paperweight!” “Wait - It’s Both!”
Some Toshiba notebook buyers got a nasty surprise when they found their Intel CPU had died. Will Toshiba switch from “Intel Inside” to “AMD Instead”?

notebook pc  one of the leading notebook manufacturers for years. This embarrassment will not kill the product line, especially since the fault seems to lie with Intel. Although the foul-up will likely not cause Toshiba to reevaluate its relationship with Intel (euphemism for considering whether to dump Intel), we expect Toshiba (and any other vendors affected) will pay closer attention to products and components they receive from Intel. For Intel, this is the Nth in a string (growing longer all the time) of Read More...
Gateway Drops AMD
Gateway Inc. will phase out its use of CPUs from AMD.

notebook pc  Drops AMD Event Summary September 20, 1999 - Gateway Inc. revealed that it plans to stop purchasing microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., after current models are replaced. Gateway will now use only processors manufactured by Intel Corporation. Gateway presently holds the #4 position in U.S. sales volume of PCs. AMD holds the #2 position in U.S. sales volume of microprocessors. Market Impact This announcement marks Intel's continued gains in the consumer PC marketplace, achieved Read More...
IBM’s NetVista Joins the Appliance PC Fray
IBM debuts an extremely competitive business network appliance with its new NetVista PCs. Now if it can just fix that direct Web site...

notebook pc  works in both ThinkPad notebook computers and NetVista desktop computers. Features such as the embedded Security Chip, available on select models of the legacy-free NetVista S40, provide 256-bit encryption for extremely secure network and Internet transactions. Market Impact This year has seen a trend toward slimmed-down PCs as product offerings. Hewlett Packard [NYSE:HWP] and Compaq [NYSE:CPQ] already have similar business appliance PCs; Dell [NASDAQ:DELL] and Gateway [NYSE:GTW] have pitched their Read More...
Dell Tops in Customer Satisfaction
Compaq rises, IBM falls, but Dell remains master of the desktop domain.

notebook pc  and No. 3 in notebook satisfaction. Market Impact No news is good news for Dell [NASDAQ:DELL]. Dell retains its position at the top of the TBR rankings. Sometimes, you try and you try, but you do get satisfaction. Compaq [NYSE:CPQ], with its recent efforts toward improving customer service and satisfaction, has pulled away from the rest of the pack and stands alone with rival Dell. Dell & Compaq are also virtually tied in the number of sample respondents, as one would expect given their close position in Read More...
IBM to Sell Aptiva Direct
IBM announced plans to stop selling its Aptiva line of PCs through retail outlets.

notebook pc  to Sell Aptiva Direct IBM to Sell Aptiva Direct R.A. Krause - October 20th, 1999 Event Summary October 18, 1999 International Business Machines Corp. announced that, starting January 1, 2000 it will only sell its Aptiva line of consumer PCs through its ShopIBM website. This move follows on the heels of its recent announcement of cuts in the PC organization (See TEC News Analysis article: IBM to Make Cuts in PC Business Real Change, or Just Buying Time? 10/13/99). Although the Aptiva is aimed Read More...
NEC Pulls Packard Bell PCs in US
Japan's NEC Corp. plans a restructuring of its U.S. Packard Bell NEC unit that will result in layoffs of about 80 percent of the unit's staff, the departure of

notebook pc  Pulls Packard Bell PCs in US Event Summary November 3, 1999 - Japan's NEC Corp. plans a restructuring of its U.S. Packard Bell NEC unit that will result in layoffs of about 80 percent of the unit's staff, the departure of senior management and its withdrawal from the U.S. retail personal-computer market, according to published reports Wednesday. According to Packard Bell spokesman Ron Fuchs, NEC, together with French partner Groupe Bull, which holds 12 percent of the unit, had wanted Packard Bell NEC Read More...
Packard Bell / NEC Leads Secure Etoken Deployment
On October 19, Aladdin Knowledge Systems ( Nasdaq: ALDN ), a global leader in the field of Internet content and software security, announced with Packard Bell

notebook pc  Bell / NEC Leads Secure Etoken Deployment Event Summary On October 19, Aladdin Knowledge Systems ( Nasdaq: ALDN ), a global leader in the field of Internet content and software security, announced with Packard Bell NEC International ( Nasdaq: NIPNY ), the leading brand of consumer PCs in Europe, an agreement to bundle approximately 50,000 eTokens on Packard Bell PCs. The eTokens, or Internet keys, will come in different colors so that all family members can have a unique color code. Retail shops in Read More...
Netpliance Responds Quickly to Hardware Hack
Off to a rough and tumble start, Netpliance's stock fell 18% by its third day of trading due to a security exploit. However, don't expect the rough start to

notebook pc  Responds Quickly to Hardware Hack Netpliance Responds Quickly to Hardware Hack L. Taylor - May 9, 2000 Event Summary Netpliance's stock took an 18% dip after a slot machine engineer in Las Vegas hacked a procedure to turn the network device into a full-fledged PC. Netpliance, Inc., (Nasdaq: NPLI) which only went public on March 17 at a price of $18.00 a share, was down to $14.00 a share by market close on March 21. The Netpliance, which retails for $99.00, was designed to simply do web-surfing us Read More...
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Argos Software develops, markets, and supports PC-based financial and management accounting software designed around the requirements of specified industries

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Earthlink Leads the Way in DSL Security
DSL providers speed up their customers' Internet access, however, at the same time they also expose these customers to enormous security risk. Earthlink has

notebook pc  Leads the Way in DSL Security Earthlink Leads the Way in DSL Security L. Taylor - August 8, 2000 Event Summary Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services are hot, and if you don't already have high-speed Internet access, you are wishing you did. For a small price increase over traditional ISP services, users can upgrade to a DSL line and access the Internet at record speeds. However, one of the biggest stumbling blocks to doing so has been the security implications. DSL services expose your system to Read More...
Dell Drops WebPC
Dell Computer Corporation has decided to drop its 'WebPC' appliances, with somewhat less fanfare than was created for its November, 1999, announcement.

notebook pc  Drops WebPC Dell Drops WebPC R. Krause - August 1, 2000 Event Summary Dell Computer Corporation has decided to stop selling the WebPC, Dell's attempt to break into the nascent Internet appliance consumer market. Dell blamed disappointing sales and component shortages for its decision. Originally announced in November, 1999, with a starting price of $999, the WebPC went through a round of price cutting in March, 2000, dropping the base price to $799 - still higher than the $599 price from competitors. Read More...
What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?
Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision

notebook pc  PC WorldBench 2000 Desktop, Notebook System and applications performance WorldBench score BatteryMark Notebook Battery life when running Windows applications Life: minutes Web Polygraph Server (appliances) Measures performance and value of caching server appliances. Thruput: rps MRT: sec Price/perf: rp s/K$ WebStone Client/Server Measures throughput and latency of HTTP transfers Thruput: Mb/s Peak: Conns/sec VolanoMark Server Measures Java Virtual Machine (JVM) performance Unitless score DirectoryMark Read More...

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