Stories by Martyn Williams

Hands on with PlayStation 3

Are first impressions meant to last or made to be broken? On Friday I wrote of my first impressions of the PlayStation 3 console. Based on gaming last week, I found the graphics great but otherwise the experience wasn't much different from other game...

PS3: Sharp graphics for same games

A lot can happen in six years. Think back to 2000: we'd just finished dealing with the Y2K bug, Intel was rolling out its Pentium 4 chip and broadband users were starting to plug in to 1M bps (bits per second) Internet access. Today processors are ma...

Security threat changing, says Symantec CEO

The threat posed to computer users and companies by hackers is shifting from attacks on the computers to attacks on electronic transactions, according to the head of one of the world's largest security software vendors.

Game exporter says Sony put it out of business

A Hong Kong-based online retailer of computer games consoles and software says it's closing down after losing a lawsuit brought against it in the U.K. by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI).

Another headache for Sony: falling PSP sales

As if the laptop battery recall and stumbles towards the launch of the PlayStation 3 weren't enough for it to deal with, Sony said this week that shipments of its PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game device are well below expectations.

Batteries, PS3 push Sony to Q2 operating loss

The global recall and replacement of millions of laptop batteries, and start-up costs for the PlayStation 3 console, pushed Sony's operations into the red for the July to September quarter, despite a jump in sales.

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Kathy Cassidy


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

Anthony Grifoni


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

Steph Mundell


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


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


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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