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HP introduces new desktop PC ranges, models

Hewlett-Packard (HP) introduced two new desktop PCs for small business and enterprise customers, Tuesday, and reorganized its commercial PC ranges in a move it claimed will simplify things for customers.

Microsoft releases March security updates

Microsoft continued its policy of releasing monthly security updates with three new software patches on Tuesday, including fixes for the MSN Messenger instant messaging program, Windows Media Services and the Outlook e-mail client.

Microsoft loosening contracts for PC makers

Amid mounting pressure from competition regulators, Microsoft will scrap a clause in its licensing contracts with PC manufacturers that prevents them from enforcing any hardware patents they have that may have implications for software.

MYOB tightens screws on grey marketers

Business software vendor, MYOB, has fired the latest salvo in the battle against grey marketing by announcing it will tighten controls on OEM software to combat its sale in the retail channel. The vendor is also investigating legal action against non...

A pair of new Palm OSs

Palm's operating system is moving forward in two directions. These next-generation versions, slated to appear on devices that will ship later this year, should make the popular OS more powerful than ever and capable of supporting a wider range of har...

Asian companies announce LCD, PDP factory plans

Surging demand for flat panel displays, driven by the personal computer monitor and television markets, is pushing Asia's electronics makers to invest in new factories. Four companies have announced plans to do so.

ICANN president denies group is a regulator

If the Internet was the postal system, the only job of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) would be to give each letter an address, the group's head insisted Monday.

IDC: PC chip sales to rise 18 percent in 2004

Revenue from PC chips will grow faster in 2004 than it did last year as corporate buyers join consumers and mobile users in pushing the market forward, according to a report released by market research firm IDC.

New version of the Sober worm speaks German

Antivirus software companies warned customers about a new variant of the Sober e-mail worm, which began spreading on the Internet Monday and masquerades as a Microsoft software update.

UN study: Think upgrade before buying new PC

A United Nations University study into the environmental impact of personal computers, due to be published later Monday, has found that around 1.8 tons of raw material are required to manufacture the average desktop PC and monitor and that extending ...

Looking into Flash's future

Flash is growing up. It seems like only yesterday that Macromedia's vector animation software was best known for the bandwidth-clogging intros website visitors had to sit through before the site's home page loaded. How 1999!

Windows Server 2003 update to precede Longhorn

Stirring up its Windows Server product road map, Microsoft has announced it plans to ship an updated version of its Windows Server 2003 product before a Longhorn version of the server operating system, expected by about 2007.

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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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