Stories by Eric Dahl

CES - Shure takes in-ear headphones to the next level

Shure's dual-driver E5c headphones have long been one of the best (and most expensive) sets of off-the-shelf in-ear headphones you can buy. This week at CES, the company is pushing the high-end even higher, with their new US$499 E500 model, their fir...

What a good sort!

Is your hard drive more MP3 than PC? PC Eric Dahl shows how you can keep your burgeoning music collection under control.

Are CD ripping services a rip-off?

Each time I look at a new MP3 player, I feel this urge to reboot my music collection--to sacrifice a weekend or two and re-rip all my CDs onto one system so I have everything in a consistent format. But usually, one look at my rack of over 400 CDs ba...

A hard drive in your palm

PalmOne's LifeDrive has put almost everything you'd want from a notebook - document editing, e-mail access, and plenty of storage - into a package not much larger than a typical early MP3 player.

More mini rivalry: H10

The iRiver's 5GB capacity makes it a middleweight contender, aiming for the iPod mini's corner of the market. While at $399 it costs more than the mini (which gives you 4GB storage for $299), it has more than just an extra gig of space to offer.

Digital music heads to the courts

A U.S. Supreme Court peer-to-peer file sharing case, a Russian copyright loophole, and a potential second lawsuit for DeCSS programmer Jon Johansen -- what does it mean that this month's three most compelling digital music stories all touch on legal ...

Welcome Back, EMusic

On the advice of many of you who e-mailed me about last month's rant on things that are wrong with digital music stores, I'm revisiting <a href="http://www.emusic.com/promo.html">EMusic</a>.

Windows Media player revamped

Microsoft is inviting all comers to test the next version of its Windows Media Player, which has a streamlined interface and new features that better support portable devices.

Opinion: Music for nothing; tracks for free

"I download (legally)," the famous musician says in the hundredth or so ad I've seen that tries to guilt consumers into shopping at online stores like Roxio's Napster 2 and Apple Computer's ITunes. I see where the Recording Industry Association of Am...

Sharp TVs add recording, portability

Sharp wants to reform your TV-viewing habits, with the introduction of expandable, PVR-capable TVs, as well as the first battery-operated digital wireless LCD TV, all at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

CES - NVidia readies video recording boards

Recordable DVD drives are stirring a new wave of interest in personal video recording on PCs, and NVidia Corp. is ready with a new generation of its Personal Cinema graphics boards, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show last week.

Radeon 9700 Pro Graphics card

ATI's Radeon 9700 graphics chip runs faster than anything the company's main competitor, NVidia, currently offers. With 3D applications and games finally catching up to the hardware, that actually matters again.

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

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STYLISTIC Q572

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

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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.

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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.

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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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