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Sony sees a record quarter

Sony Corp. seemingly flew in the face of its own market observations Friday when, announcing its third-quarter financial results, said general weakness continued in the global economy during the last three months of 2001 and then announced it recorde...

Sony issues security alert for some Vaio computers

Sony Corp. is urging customers who have bought Vaio computers since November to upgrade their software after the discovery of a potentially serious software bug that could allow intruders access to their computers. The security advisory applies to cu...

DRAM prices triple within two months

Anyone considering adding extra memory to a personal computer to facilitate the upgrade to Windows XP will be wishing they'd done so earlier. Computer memory prices have been rising steadily since November and have registered large jumps in the first...

IDT to close California chip plant

Communications chip maker Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced plans to close down its chip fabrication plant in California, one of two the company owns, it said late Wednesday.

Toshiba quits DRAMs, Micron to buy factory

Toshiba Corp. has become the latest Japanese casualty of fierce competition in the computer memory market, announcing Tuesday plans to end manufacturing of mass-market memory chips.

Sony updates the Airboard

Sony has given its Airboard personal IT television a new look, improving the screen, giving it more functions and vastly improving the base station.

Excite@Home $355M deal keeps cable services going

Bankrupt cable Internet provider Excite@Home Inc. reached agreements on Monday with some of its cable network operator customers that mean more than a million cable Internet subscribers will keep their service, for the immediate future at least.

NEC unveils smallest supercomputer yet

Hoping to broaden the market for supercomputers beyond universities and national research institutes, NEC Corp. has taken the wraps off a small supercomputer designed to sit next to a desk and serve a single office.

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GGG Evaluation Team

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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