Originally Posted by deltawalkerl
Currently, however, the Transmeta Crusoe is not a native x86 processor (it uses a software based architecture) and require code translators, which slows it down. Rest assured, future Transmeta products will run x86 code much more efficiently.
Just to add to what delta said... from personal experience and from info at this forum
, I can say that if one is planning on running a TC processor (at least the 5800) ram is crucial. Because of the requirement of code translators, the more memory available for the processor the better. Especialy when you have XP taking up close to 128mb and then the Crusoe running its translators in the background taking up even more ram.
Therefore... since we ARE talking about Sharp notebooks... the small notebook that sharp offers with the TC, which has a max 256mb will definetely be slow.
I owned a Tablet PC with the same processor as that notebook, but I had 768mb ram in it. Made a large difference when going from 256 to 768. However, even at 768 the Tablet was still slow
It was a 1GHz Compaq TC1000 by the way.