Stories by Lincoln Spector

NEC equips LCD with speakers

Why buy a separate monitor and speakers when you can get both in the same package? NEC is readying the ValueStar T, an LCD monitor that also functions as a speaker.

PowerQuest Drive Image 2002

Drive imaging, the best way to back up your entire hard drive for disaster recovery, used to require rebooting to DOS. Now you can do much of the chore in Windows.

VCommunications System Commander 7

A lot of people want to upgrade to Windows XP but are scared of losing the operating system they know. Microsoft doesn't make it easy. VCommunications' $140 System Commander 7 does.

CD-RW drives hit 40X -- but where are discs?

With the emergence of fast new CD-RW (CD-rewritable) drives, you can burn CD-RW discs at a full 12X speed, and CD-Rs (CD-recordables) at a stunningly fast rate of up to 40X--sort of. The drive can write that fast; finding the proper discs is another ...

PowerDesk powers up with release 5

Loyal fans of PowerDesk have waited more than two years for an update, and Ontrack Data International is finally answering the call, releasing PowerDesk Pro 5 this week with improvements that continue to justify use of a third-party file manager.

Windows 9x: Transfer Outlook Express settings

Moving your Outlook Express settings to a new machine is not an easy task. Your Outlook Express setup has four different pieces that you may want to move. I suggest that you transfer them in the order listed below.

Invasion of the browser snatchers

Ron Zorko was only trying to get to PC World's web site. But when he accidentally mistyped the URL (Uniform Resource Locator), a porn site popped up.

X-Card Pushes PC Video to MPEG-4

The MPEG-4 standard, released more than two years ago but only now appearing in consumer devices, may be the next big thing for putting a big picture on your TV screen. Now Sigma Designs wants to find out if you're ready to put it in your PC--it has ...

Xbox sales success isn't without bumps

Like a million and half other people, Jonathan Crain set up the family's new Xbox on Christmas morning. The game machine, released by Microsoft Corp. just in time for the holiday season, "worked fine for a little over a week, then it started locking ...

PKZip Suite 4.5, WinZip 8.1

Compressing files is even easier now, thanks to new versions of WinZip and PKZip. Both compress one or more files into .zip archives, and both restore archives.

Win 9x - Share desktop settings

Increasingly often in the hectic workplace environment, you may find yourself using multiple computers, all of which are also used by several people. What if you all have different desktop settings?

Win 9x - Lost clusters explained

Often, users find that when they run a system monitoring tool, such as Norton Utilities, it reports that their PC has lost clusters. Many readers have wondered what lost clusters are and how you get them.

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

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

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

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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.

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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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