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The year in PCs: Carly's gone, Dell slows, AMD surges

The PC market has a somewhat unfair reputation as the mature, staid sector of IT. True, the basic PC is over 20 years old and no longer has the buzz factor of generated by Internet companies like Google, but some of the most fascinating, controversia...

Changes in NAND market will be great for users

NAND flash memory chips have already made a huge impact on global electronics devices. Without them, there would probably be no iPod revolution, and MP3s would still be burned onto CDs. Computers would still require 2.5-inch floppy drives, since ther...

Virus claims to be MSN Messenger beta

MSN Messenger users who may think they're getting a sneak peak at the latest version of Microsoft's instant messaging client are in for a nasty surprise, a Finnish security firm warned Tuesday. A variation of the Virkel instant messaging virus has be...

Pioneer to launch Blu-ray Disc drive in January

Pioneer plans to unveil at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its first Blu-ray Disc format optical disc drive for personal computers, it said Tuesday. The drive will be go on sale in Japan at the end of January pending the completion ...

2005 - The IT year in quotes

The words from the IT industry aren't as colorful or as profuse as they once were. High-profile chief executive officers (CEOs) aren't as quick to savage competitors publicly these days given that everyone partners with all of their peers, even bitte...

The top 10 stories of 2005

Midway through the decade, new pricing and business models championed by relative upstarts such as Google and Salesforce.com are forcing established players to reinvent themselves. Meanwhile, old-line companies that have failed to meet the challenges...

Looking ahead to the PC of 2007

PCs enjoyed a better year in 2005 than most analysts had predicted. Notebook shipments continued to accelerate, Microsoft's Media Center PCs started to gain shelf space among receivers and DVD players in the living room, and corporations continued to...

Microsoft auctions beta invites for Live IM client

Still wondering what to get that Microsoft enthusiast for the holidays? Microsoft's Windows Live team has an idea -- an invitation to a limited beta of Microsoft's next-generation instant-message (IM) client, Windows Live Messenger.

Lenovo to take over mobile phone joint venture

China's largest computer vendor on Wednesday said it agreed to buy out its joint venture partner's stake in Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology because of the handset manufacturer's strong performance this year and its improving market share.

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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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