HP will use the Transmeta Processor in Compaq Evo Tablet PC

Hewlett-Packard is preparing to announce today, on June 3, which will incorporate a Transmeta processor in Compaq Evo tablet PC, to be released at the end of the year, reported the New York Times.

Second what HP executives affirmed this American newspaper, the company, which recently completed the acquisition of your Compaq, will opt for the 1 Ghz version of the chip Transmeta TM5600 in your future tablet PC, which will be introduced as part of Microsoft’s portable computing campaign in the second half of this year.

The Transmeta launched in 2000 the first Crusoe processor, your model with low power consumption, but last year the company felt some difficulties after having encountered production problems and missing the goals for your performance chip.

The company stated that the processor had your best attributes of power consumption than Intel processors, taking the chip adopted by various manufacturers Crusoe Japanese computers, such as Sony and Fujitsu. But so far, the Transmeta failed to get as a client no great American PC manufacturer.

Hewlett-Packard officials said they were not prepared to reveal the exact price of the Tablet PC being released, cited the New York Times. But, according to this newspaper, is likely to enter into the price range of ultra-portable notebooks, adding however an amount extra for additional functionality. Typically, these computers have a price between 1,500 and 2,500 dollars (between 1,600 and 2,676 euros), containing a weight can range from little more than a pound and almost two pounds.

-based on PHONEJUST, computing Tablet PCs use a stylus and handwriting recognition system, as well as a number of features that allow you to take advantage of mobility. For several years, Microsoft had a research group in charge of developing your own version of a machine of this type.

Recently, however, the design model is no longer focused on the pen. Several of the machines whose launch is planned for the end of this year will work with a keyboard and stylus.

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