Toshiba squeezes more chips into standard package

Toshiba has developed a new chip production technology that increases by 50 percent the number of layers of components that can be crammed inside a standard Multi Chip Package (MCP) for use in products such as cellular telephones and personal digital...

AMD ends nine straight quarters of losses in Q4

For the first time since the second quarter of 2001, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) is in the black as strong revenue growth brought the company back to profitability in the fourth quarter, AMD announced Tuesday.

AppForge ships cross-platform .Net environment

AppForge, under new CEO Gary Warren, who has a mandate to refocus the company's target market from consumer to enterprise developers, this week began shipping Crossfire 5.0, a mobile and wireless cross-application development environment designed for...

Sharp opens new LCD production line

Sharp has begun production of LCD (liquid crystal display) panels on a new manufacturing line in Japan that it says is the most advanced commercial line in the world.

BigPond slammed in broadband survey

The latest annual survey of broadband subscribers conducted by Whirlpool has shown that the vast majority of Telstra subscribers are less satisfied with their connectivity than customers of smaller ISPs.

Bagle worm unleashed

A new mass mailing worm which is already being billed as 2004's version of SoBig has started spreading across the Internet.

Personal Broadband gets funding boost, new CEO

Personal Broadband Australia (PBBA) has secured a further $12 million in investment funding from an Australian shareholder to expand its Sydney-based commercial wireless broadband service along the east coast.

Telstra to extend ADSL reach

Telstra has announced that some 400,000 households and businesses may be able to gain access to ADSL services by the end of March, but not through the enabling of new exchanges.

MIT Spam Conference looks beyond filters

Leading researchers into spam e-mail, along with some of its victims, gathered on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last Friday for the second annual MIT Spam Conference.

Microsoft's new patch raises questions about its tools

Questions are being raised about how well Microsoft's own tools for scanning and patching are working to apply its most recent patch, MS04-003, to correct security vulnerabilities associated with what's called the Microsoft Data Access Component.

Dell tackles LCD shortages

Dell has taken steps to ensure it can fulfil customer demand for LCD monitors and the promises it makes in its prominent marketing campaigns.

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

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

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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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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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