Casio Announces U.S. Launch of Powerful 2.1 Pound CASSIOPEIA FIVA MPC-206E Sub-Notebook With Transmeta's Crusoe(TM) Processor

New MPC-206E With Windows Me/Linux Operating System Makes It Ideal for Mobile

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May 09, 2001, 01:00 ET from Casio, Inc.

    DOVER, N.J., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., in
 conjunction with Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced today that
 the CASSIOPEIA FIVA MPC-206E, with the Crusoe(TM) processor from
 Transmeta will be available in the U.S. this month.  It will sell at the
 suggested price of $1,999.99.
     The sleek new CASSIOPEIA FIVA MPC-206E offers powerful performance and up
 to nine hours of continuous operation.  The MPC-206E is an ideal traveling
 partner for the mobile business professional.  The product ships with
 Microsoft Windows(R) Millennium Edition, and is also designed to support Linux
 as an alternative operating system.  The MPC-206E also features an A/B mode
 switch to change from Windows Me to a limited Linux operating system
 instantly.  Linux allows the device to skip the Windows boot-up when it comes
 to certain applications like MP3 player and FTP client.
     "Casio is committed to developing mobile devices that are lightweight,
 highly functional and energy efficient," said Todd Weissman, vice president of
 Casio's Mobile Information Products Division.  "Casio has significant
 experience manufacturing  personal digital products.  The MPC-206E further
 exemplifies our strategy to develop leading edge products designed especially
 for the mobile work force."  The MPC-206E is available with the recently
 announced CasioMobile wireless internet service, using a variety of
 PCMCIA wireless modems.
     "When people see this 2.1 pound Casio notebook, they can't believe it is
 loaded with a 20 gigabyte hard drive, full networking options and a 600MHz
 processor," said Jim Chapman, executive vice president of sales and marketing,
 Transmeta Corporation.  "Any traveler who is tired of carrying a heavy
 notebook computer will appreciate this long battery life machine."
 
     Specifications MPC-206E
 
     OS (factory preinstalled)       Microsoft Windows Millennium
     BIOS                            BIOS
     Processor                       Crusoe TM-5600 (600 MHz)
     Memory    (Main)                128 MB (64MB on board + 64 MB SO-DIMM)*
               (Option)              128 MB (max memory size 192MB)
     Display   (Built-in)            8.4" TFT color LCD SVGA (800 x 600 dots)
               (Resolution)          640 x 480, 65,536 colors, 800 x 600,
                                     65,536 colors, 1024 x 768
               (Video chip)          SMI Lynx EM+ (built-in video memory 2 MB)
     Input     (keyboard)            80 keys 16mm pitch/1.5mm stroke
               (Pointing device)     Stick type with three buttons
               (Application buttons) 3 x programmable (default, Mail, Internet
                                     Explorer, Notepad)
     Storage   HDD (built-in)        20 GB
               FDD (option)          3.5-inch FD (MPC-240FDD) connected to USB
                                     port
     Interface USB port              One
               PC card slot          Type II slot (Card Bus compatible)
                                     3.3V/5.0V
               CF card slot          Type II slot, 3.3V/5.0V
               Modem port            Built-in v.90/K56 Flex 56 KBPS software
                                     modem (RJ11)
               LAN port              RJ45 connector (100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T)
               Headphone             Stereo headphone
               Microphone            Microphone
               Video port            RGB (via dedicated CASIO cable)
               Firewire port         IEEE1394: 4-pin firewire
     Audio     Source                AC-Link connected sound chip (16-bit
                                     stereo PCM)
     Sound     Microphone            Built-in monaural microphone
               Speaker               Built-in monaural speaker
     Security                        Power-on password
     Power     Battery               Lithium-Ion battery (3 cells)
               AC adaptor            Output: 16VDC/45W, Input: 100ACV to 240VAC
                                     1.2A to 0.7A, 50/60Hz
     Operating temperature           5 to 35 degrees C
     Operating humidity              30 to 80%RH (no condensation)
     Weight                          2.13 lbs
     Dimensions                      9 1/16 x 7 7/7 x 7/8
 
     -- 16 MB of the memory is used by the system
 
     Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co.,
 Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.  Casio, Inc., with almost half a billion in sales, markets
 calculators, business organizers, handheld personal computers, keyboards,
 digital cameras, portable color TVs, timepieces (Wrist Technology), cash
 registers and other consumer electronic products.   For more information visit
 http://www.casio.com, http://www.casio4business.com or call 800-836-8580.
     Casio and CASSIOPEIA are registered trademarks of Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
     Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
 in the United States and/or other countries.
     All other company and product names mentioned might be trademarks of their
 respective companies with which they are associated.
 
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SOURCE Casio, Inc.
    DOVER, N.J., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., in
 conjunction with Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced today that
 the CASSIOPEIA FIVA MPC-206E, with the Crusoe(TM) processor from
 Transmeta will be available in the U.S. this month.  It will sell at the
 suggested price of $1,999.99.
     The sleek new CASSIOPEIA FIVA MPC-206E offers powerful performance and up
 to nine hours of continuous operation.  The MPC-206E is an ideal traveling
 partner for the mobile business professional.  The product ships with
 Microsoft Windows(R) Millennium Edition, and is also designed to support Linux
 as an alternative operating system.  The MPC-206E also features an A/B mode
 switch to change from Windows Me to a limited Linux operating system
 instantly.  Linux allows the device to skip the Windows boot-up when it comes
 to certain applications like MP3 player and FTP client.
     "Casio is committed to developing mobile devices that are lightweight,
 highly functional and energy efficient," said Todd Weissman, vice president of
 Casio's Mobile Information Products Division.  "Casio has significant
 experience manufacturing  personal digital products.  The MPC-206E further
 exemplifies our strategy to develop leading edge products designed especially
 for the mobile work force."  The MPC-206E is available with the recently
 announced CasioMobile wireless internet service, using a variety of
 PCMCIA wireless modems.
     "When people see this 2.1 pound Casio notebook, they can't believe it is
 loaded with a 20 gigabyte hard drive, full networking options and a 600MHz
 processor," said Jim Chapman, executive vice president of sales and marketing,
 Transmeta Corporation.  "Any traveler who is tired of carrying a heavy
 notebook computer will appreciate this long battery life machine."
 
     Specifications MPC-206E
 
     OS (factory preinstalled)       Microsoft Windows Millennium
     BIOS                            BIOS
     Processor                       Crusoe TM-5600 (600 MHz)
     Memory    (Main)                128 MB (64MB on board + 64 MB SO-DIMM)*
               (Option)              128 MB (max memory size 192MB)
     Display   (Built-in)            8.4" TFT color LCD SVGA (800 x 600 dots)
               (Resolution)          640 x 480, 65,536 colors, 800 x 600,
                                     65,536 colors, 1024 x 768
               (Video chip)          SMI Lynx EM+ (built-in video memory 2 MB)
     Input     (keyboard)            80 keys 16mm pitch/1.5mm stroke
               (Pointing device)     Stick type with three buttons
               (Application buttons) 3 x programmable (default, Mail, Internet
                                     Explorer, Notepad)
     Storage   HDD (built-in)        20 GB
               FDD (option)          3.5-inch FD (MPC-240FDD) connected to USB
                                     port
     Interface USB port              One
               PC card slot          Type II slot (Card Bus compatible)
                                     3.3V/5.0V
               CF card slot          Type II slot, 3.3V/5.0V
               Modem port            Built-in v.90/K56 Flex 56 KBPS software
                                     modem (RJ11)
               LAN port              RJ45 connector (100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T)
               Headphone             Stereo headphone
               Microphone            Microphone
               Video port            RGB (via dedicated CASIO cable)
               Firewire port         IEEE1394: 4-pin firewire
     Audio     Source                AC-Link connected sound chip (16-bit
                                     stereo PCM)
     Sound     Microphone            Built-in monaural microphone
               Speaker               Built-in monaural speaker
     Security                        Power-on password
     Power     Battery               Lithium-Ion battery (3 cells)
               AC adaptor            Output: 16VDC/45W, Input: 100ACV to 240VAC
                                     1.2A to 0.7A, 50/60Hz
     Operating temperature           5 to 35 degrees C
     Operating humidity              30 to 80%RH (no condensation)
     Weight                          2.13 lbs
     Dimensions                      9 1/16 x 7 7/7 x 7/8
 
     -- 16 MB of the memory is used by the system
 
     Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co.,
 Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.  Casio, Inc., with almost half a billion in sales, markets
 calculators, business organizers, handheld personal computers, keyboards,
 digital cameras, portable color TVs, timepieces (Wrist Technology), cash
 registers and other consumer electronic products.   For more information visit
 http://www.casio.com, http://www.casio4business.com or call 800-836-8580.
     Casio and CASSIOPEIA are registered trademarks of Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
     Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
 in the United States and/or other countries.
     All other company and product names mentioned might be trademarks of their
 respective companies with which they are associated.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X73431521
 
 SOURCE  Casio, Inc.