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CD-RW drives hit 40X -- but where are discs?

With the emergence of fast new CD-RW (CD-rewritable) drives, you can burn CD-RW discs at a full 12X speed, and CD-Rs (CD-recordables) at a stunningly fast rate of up to 40X--sort of. The drive can write that fast; finding the proper discs is another ...

Free to fee e-mail is becoming a reality

Free e-mail services could end up a thing of the past, as the world's e-mail giants move away from advertising dependent business models to embrace more profitable, fee-based e-mail systems.

PDFs - a quiet revolution

The PDF format is slowly changing the way in which documents are distributed, printed and managed. "So, what exactly are PDF files, how are they produced and why is the format so successful?

School's in - online

Although it seems like much of the education content on the Net now comes with a price tag - as sites struggle to make money - a great deal of Web material for students is still available for free. To help you prepare for the new school year we've ga...

Who knew Windows could do that?

"I really wish Windows could..." Well, guess what? Windows probably can. With the right shortcuts and speed tricks, you can cut much of the time you spend on many chores and eliminate others entirely - all without editing the Registry, reformatting ...

Code deciphering

If you're considering developing programming skills in preparation for a career change, or are just interested in how software - from operating systems to games - is created, read on.

Designer calls for a more dynamic Web

When John Green started making Web pages in 1992, fewer than 100 sites were on the Web and HTML (HyperText Markup Language) was the only programming language. His first Web site grew to 15,000 separate pages, which he updated manually from the compan...

Special report: Windows XP - The new Windows eXperience

In this special Windows XP report, PC World covers all the essential requirements that you need to consider when looking at Windows XP, in both its Home and Professional versions, to help you decide if this OS is right for you. Plus, we investigate a...

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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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