Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

Combat-ready laptops for the ultimate road warrior, or klutz

Designers of portable computers for military personnel are giving soldiers more options to take into the field, including tablet PCs and fully functional notebook devices so small that they can fit into someone's pocket. But one thing the vendors are...

Gates: Tablet PCs will replace textbooks, other predictions

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates today outlined a future of computing akin to a Whole Earth Catalog for technology. The computing systems of the future will be more natural, responsive and capable of easily recognizing objects and people. They will also...

IBM's Building 25, designed to foster creativity, burns down

In 1957, IBM built a complex in San Jose, California different from the grimy industrial age factories and offices then closing in East Coast cities. Its open, campus-like feeling was so representative of America's technical prowess and creative spar...

Supercomputer travels back in time to predict climate future

To try to assess global warming's impact on the environment and see if the world faces an abrupt climate change, Zhengyu Liu, director of the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, is turning to supercomputing technol...

Advocate fears privacy woes from Google-DoubleClick

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that it won't try to block Google's planned acquisition of online ad-serving vendor DoubleClick, or seek to impose any privacy protection requirements in return for allowing the US$3.1 billion deal to g...

NYSE places buy on Linux, hold on Unix

The New York Stock Exchange is investing heavily in x86-based Linux systems and blade servers as it builds out the NYSE Hybrid Market trading system that it launched last year. Flexibility and lower cost are among the goals. But one of the things tha...

Iranian computing center pulls Opteron photos from Web site

The Iranian computing research center that says it built a supercomputer with Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processors has removed from its Web site photographs showing a possible link to the United Arab Emirates as a source of the chips. But somet...

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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

STYLISTIC Q702

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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