Stories by David Smedley

Intel steps up mobile speed

In an attempt to address ongoing consumer concerns over the speed, weight and battery life of notebook computers, Intel has released a mobile Pentium III processor with its SpeedStep technology.

Online lessons learnt this Christmas

Online retailers learnt a valuable lesson in keeping consumers happy during this year's hot Christmas shopping period, which exceeded most expectations.

Y2K: Is tonight the night?

Financial institutions will face one of their toughest Y2K tests tonight when they update their systems after the first processing day of the New Year. After a smooth transition to 2000, the year's first update will be "very critical" to the continue...

Digital plan faces inquiry

The federal government's plans for the introduction of digital television are set to face a Senate Inquiry next year.

dstore cashed up for Christmas

Investors have backed online retailer, dstore, to the tune of four and a half million dollars. The investment, by traditional clothing retailer, Sussan and venture capital firms AMWIN Management, JGL Investments and Hochma Development Fund, brings th...

Optus@Home signs modem deal

Nortel Networks has stitched up a deal to provide cable modems to the Optus@Home broadband network. Nortel was awarded "preferred supplier status" after an extensive tender process, the managing director of Nortel's Cable & Wireless account Ron Pende...

Optus driving cable home

The Optus@home Internet cable service is set to make an impact on Telstra's monopoly on the high-speed access arena by offering unlimited access for a fixed monthly price.

E-mail viruses to test companies

Australian corporate help desks will be overburdened and over budget if they are unprepared for an expected increase in e-mail viruses such as ExploreZip, according to a Gartner Group analyst.

Net stocks floating on a high

More floats are lining up to list on the ASX before Christmas than stretch the length of Oxford Street in Sydney's Mardi Gras.

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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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