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Recording Industry Sues

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has sued, claiming that the company's online digital music service infringes on valuable copyrights held by record labels and artists.'s Beam-it service allows users to store digita...

Analysts: too early to assess Crusoe's impact

The new Crusoe processors unveiled yesterday by secretive startup Transmeta could spawn a host of high-performance notebooks that weigh only a few pounds and offer battery life to die for. Then again, they might not. Analysts say it's too early to be...

Celerons as cheap as chips

Intel has lowered the price of its Celeron processors by between 5 and 10 per cent as the chip maker tries to maintain a strong presence in the budget PC market.

Lycos buys stake in e-commerce applications firm

Lycos has agreed to buy a 14 per cent stake in privately-held Internet Commerce Services (iComs), which provides outsourced applications services to help businesses sell goods and services over the 'Net, iComs officials said. Under an existing relat...

Nintendo claims victory in game piracy case

A US federal court has awarded Nintendo of America $US7 million in damages from two firms accused of selling products used to make and play pirated copies of Nintendo 64 and Gameboy software, Nintendo said yesterday.

Gates sees the future in moving pictures

Just as its Windows operating system brought the PC to millions of users, Microsoft is developing new software that will make multimedia content delivered over the Internet a part of our everyday lives, Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman and CEO has sa...

IBM to unveil cutting-edge chip design

IBM will introduce a new chip design that combines two cutting-edge semiconductor technologies in a single product. The result: a versatile, high-performance chip for use in next-generation wireless telephones and other advanced communications produc...

Microsoft to launch shopping wallet for consumers

Microsoft will launch a new service called Passport Wallet, which allows consumers to store credit card, billing and other information at a single location and use it to shop at multiple online stores.

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GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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