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Will the Tablet PC be a write-off?

Can a new type of device topple the mighty PC? Bill Gates apparently thinks so. The Microsoft chairman has predicted that the Tablet PC, which will formally be launched Nov. 7, will account for the majority of PC sales within five years. Success for ...

Mac OS among least prone to attack

Apple Computer's Macintosh was among the computer operating systems least prone to attack and damage from malicious hackers, worms and viruses in 2002, while Microsoft''s Windows and the Linux operating systems were the most vulnerable, according to ...

MS China lab comes of age with Tablet PC launch

The launch of the Tablet PC marks a second attempt by Microsoft to popularize pen computing, but to the 140 researchers and staff at Microsoft's Research center in Beijing, the event signifies something of a coming of age.

AMD: Understanding performance key to future PC sales

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will attempt to bring its message to the masses as it highlights an initiative to educate consumer PC buyers on Athlon XP processor performance in digital media and gaming applications. But leading consumers through a maz...

Sony reveals plans for PS2 broadband

PlayStation 2 broadband network gaming will be launched in the U.K. in early 2003, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. (SCEE) announced Thursday. Online gaming will then be rolled out in Germany, France, Spain, Australia and other SCEE markets th...

Microsoft tunes Windows media software

Microsoft Corp. Friday will release a near-final version of its Windows Media Player 9 software and announce the availability of a new version of its digital home-movie-making application, which uses the latest Windows Media Video file format.

Lotus co-founder looking to build open-source apps

The co-founder of the former Lotus Development and creator of Lotus 1-2-3, the first must-have software spreadsheet application for business computing, is now at work building an open-source personal information manager (PIM) package for the masses.

Microsoft unveils .NET speech platform

Microsoft unveiled Wednesday the first technical preview of its .NET Speech Platform and also announced availability of the second beta release of its .NET Speech Software Developer Kit (SDK) at the Speech TEK conference in New York.

AMD chip shipment share falls on inventory correction

Processor shipment market-share numbers may look bad for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), but they do not paint the complete picture of the company's third quarter, according to Dean McCarron, principal analyst at Mercury Research Inc., which relea...

Office 11 tests focus on Window XP, 2000

Microsoft Corp. is limiting testing of the next release of its Office productivity software to versions of the Windows operating system dating back only to Windows 2000, which could mean the final version of the software won't support older systems.

SuSE Linux to launch desktop products

SuSE Linux AG plans to launch desktop versions of the open source-based Linux operating system early next year, the company said Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Frankfurt, Germany.

Intel expands storage component offering

Intel expanded its line of components for storage products on Monday, announcing a serial ATA controller, an iSCSI storage adapter and a low-voltage Celeron processor.

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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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