There are some articles that have been floating around presenting the Flybook A33i as a “new” ultraportable notebook/Tablet PC. It’s a little confusing, as I think that some people/sites are confusing the older Transmeta-powered Flybook with the new Flybook V series. I’m seeing people present the older Flybook’s specifications as the new Flybook’s specifications. One important difference is the CPU – the older is powered by a Transmeta Crusoe CPU, the new series is powered by an Intel Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Pentium M.
This is the press release from Flybook earlier last month (at CeBIT 2006):
Flybook VSeries, Hannover, 9-15 March 2006: The new Flybook V Series was born. Flybook – the mini notebook that in a little more than a year has infatuated millions of people.
Together with their new Intel processor, greater memory (1GB) and a far better wireless connection, the new models of Flybook V33i and Flybook V23i are set to bring up new and thrilling results reassuring the concept of portability and connectivity.
Improved in its technology, design and features, the new Flybook has kept unchanged its size, its charm and appeal…
I maybe wrong, it could be that the A33i that is launching, or soon to launch, or whatever, is Transmeta-powered, but I doubt it. I just think that some lines of communication have been crossed somewhere and because Flybook’s site can be a little confusing in regards to new products, that some people, publications, and/or websites have gotten their specs for the new Flybooks wrong, or it could be that there was a staggered release in some countries, and maybe the announcement of the V-series overlapped with a rollout of the older series.
It doesn’t help that model numbers and names maybe different between countries as well, even when talking about the same product (Sony is notorious for doing that).