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Intel demos new P4, Banias mobile chips

Intel Corp. demonstrated two new mobile processors, one coming soon and one a little under a year away, at the Computex Taipei 2002 exhibition, which opened Monday in Taiwan.

Acer expects modest start to Tablet PC sales

At the Comdex exhibition in Las Vegas last November, Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates made the prediction that Tablet PCs would become the most popular computing form factor within five years. While Gates' prediction m...

Rambus revs up RIMM 4200 memory

Memory interface company Rambus Inc. on Monday gave high-performance PC users a reason to celebrate with the introduction of the Rambus RIMM 4200 memory module.

Acer launches Pocket PC as Palm OS falls short

Acer Inc. took the wraps off two PDAs (personal digital assistants) based on Microsoft Corp.'s Pocket PC 2002 software at the Computex 2002 exhibition here Monday, including one model that offers integrated wireless LAN support.

AMD working to improve Opteron performance

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) unveiled a prototype four-way server using its 64-bit Opteron microprocessor Monday, amid questions surrounding the chip's current performance levels.

Sun plays with MS puzzle

As Microsoft Corp. faces the cost-related controversy surrounding its Software Assurance licensing scheme, Sun Microsystems Inc. is hoping renewed interest in its gently priced StarOffice 6.0 suite will finally give it traction in the enterprise.

HP developing Crusoe-powered Evo Tablet PC

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) will release the Compaq Evo Tablet PC by the end of 2002, and the device will be powered by a 1GHz Crusoe chip from Transmeta Corp., the two companies announced Monday.

NEC develops software for faster audio compression

NEC Corp. has developed software that can quickly compress audio data at a flexible rate, the company said Friday. This new development will allow mobile-phone users to exchange high-quality audio data, it said.

NZ, Australia battle domain name registration spam

The New Zealand Commerce Commission is taking part in "informal discussions" with its counterpart in Australia, the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), over the spamming activities of Australia domain name registration companies.

IBM technology could let desktops go diskless

IBM Corp. announced Thursday an emerging technology that would allow PCs and servers to access operating systems via IP networks, which could eventually lead to computers devoid of hard drives.

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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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