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80GB disks for desktop PCs likely in two years

Analysts at an Asia-Pacific disk drive conference predict that standard desktop PCs will come with 80GB hard drives within two years. They also predict that by 2001, 3.5in disks will store 80GB and will cost the same as today's mainstream drives

Some Intel mobile chips dispense ID numbers

Intel has begun to issue a patch for some of its mobile Pentium II and mobile Celeron processors following the discovery that a bug lets servers obtain an identification number from them.

Communicator gets chatty in new version

The new version of Netscape Communicator promises greater stability and security, says Netscape Communications, and brings enhanced chatting with an upgrade of AOL's Instant Messenger

New pricing for Cable & Wireless Optus

Cable & Wireless Optus is making a concerted effort to push its Internet business launched last year, announcing a number of new pricing schemes and packages for families and small business

Microsoft to avert Win 98 privacy issue

Microsoft announced today it will modify future releases of Windows 98 to allow users greater control over a feature called Registration Wizard that can be used by the company to collect private information about its users

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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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