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New chips, new choices for laptop buyers

Road warriors face some new choices, with beleaguered Intel releasing new portable processors, Fujitsu announcing laptops powered by Transmeta chips and Dell extending its new fashion sense to color-coordinated notebooks.

 

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Road warriors face some new choices, with beleaguered Intel releasing new portable processors, Fujitsu announcing laptops powered by Transmeta chips and Dell extending its new fashion sense to color-coordinated notebooks.

"These things aren't pieces of art. They are tools."

- Dataquest analyst Mike McGuire

 


Intel ships a trio of mobile processors
On the heels of last week's third-quarter profit warning, the bellwether chipmaker releases the 800-MHz and 850-MHz Pentium IIIs and the 700-MHz Celeron.

Dell notebooks New Dell portable comes in five colors
The Inspiron 4000 packs new 800-MHz and 850-MHz Pentium III processors and also offers colorful snap-on accents.

Fujitsu to release Transmeta notebooks in November
update The company plans to release two notebooks containing Crusoe processors in November, bringing the total number of companies coming out with Transmeta-based products to seven.