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Intel says 'Giga PC' arriving soon

Pat Gelsinger, vice president and CTO of Intel said Tuesday that innovations from Intel and Microsoft, combined with work by computer makers, will deliver what Gelsinger called the "Giga PC" by the end of the year.

MS moves toward unified OS with Windows XP

Taking the first steps in an ambitious attempt to gradually shift the entire computer industry over to a single, unified operating system, Microsoft Tuesday released a beta 2 version of its Windows XP operating system.

Intel readies first 1GHz mobile chip

Determined to ride the technology curve even in the face of an economic slowdown, Intel will today introduce its first 1GHz Mobile Pentium III Speedstep processor. A 900MHz version of the new chip will also become available, as well as a 750MHz Mobil...

Intel seeks to renew IA-64 excitement

Intel hopes to demonstrate that there is still plenty of momentum surrounding the support of IA-64, even though the platform's Itanium processor has been delayed for nearly three years.

Transmeta poised to release mobile Linux

Transmeta's version of Mobile Linux could make its way into the hands of developers as early as this week, providing a version of the open-source OS optimised for mobile devices running the company's low-power Crusoe processor.

Linux development lab opens

Linux Development received a boost Wednesday with the opening of the industry's first independent, non-profit developer's lab.

Intel to discount Pentium 4 next year

Setting the stage for an even more competitive processor market in 2001, Intel plans to expand its new Pentium 4 chip into wider markets by lowering prices, while also moving the chip's core technology into its server-class processors, Intel official...

US stores recall Pentium 4 machines

A number of Best Buy retail outlets in the US have pulled computers loaded with Intel's Pentium 4 processor off their shelves, according to sources that have attempted to purchase the Pentium 4-powered systems on-site.

Transmeta reaffirms commitment to 'true mobility'

Undaunted by last week's news that both Compaq and IBM would wait before including the Crusoe processor in their mobile offerings, officials for Transmeta announced at Comdex Tuesday support from several Japanese vendors, and at the same time offered...

Rambus forges ahead with next-generation memory

Showing no signs of slowing its development pace for next generation memory technology, officials for Rambus were on hand at Comdex to preview the company's latest advance, QRSL (Quad Rambus Signaling Level) memory.

Low-power chips on display

Reduced power consumption for increased battery life in mobile computing systems and the arrival of Intel's Pentium 4 processor will be big topics at the Comdex show this week in Las Vegas.

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Kathy Cassidy

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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