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Dell plans US changes in entry-level PC pricing

Dell plans to announce PC pricing changes for US small business and home users. The move is expected to shift it away from promoting inexpensive, barebone computers for that market toward more mainstream configurations that cost more.

Apple sees no future for CRTs

Following an industry trend toward smaller, more efficient PCs, Apple Computer phased the bulky CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor out of its product line on Wednesday, moving entirely to LCDs (liquid crystal displays).

IBM runs frozen chip at 500GHz

IBM researchers have pushed a silicon-based microprocessor to speeds of 500GHz, more than 250 times faster than a typical commercial chip in a cell phone.

Intel to make more flash in midst of reorganization

Faced with slipping market share for its microprocessors, Intel has decided to increase its investment in NOR flash memory chips, as published reports suggest it will sell off two of its communications processor families.

AMD opens up with four-core processors

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will ship four-core processors for servers, workstations and high-end desktops by mid-2007, company Chief Technology Officer Phil Hester said Thursday.

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STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

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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