Gadgets & gizmos
The $749 PlayStation is no longer just a game unit, but a dedicated, computerised mini-entertainment system complete with USB, FireWire and PC Card slots, designed to kick the PC off its pedestal as the gameplay device.
Readiris, a multilingual OCR, takes graphical input from a scanner, and turns it into a document for use in your word processor.
For some time now, PartitionMagic been the industry standard for managing hard drive partitions under Windows.
Adobe Photoshop, long considered to be the best image-editing tool, adds powerful new text editing and vector graphics capabilities in its new version 6. As a result, rather than being a minor update, this is a substantial upgrade.
Apple has taken a bold move, in releasing such a radically different OS.
Microsoft's Encarta Reference Suite, the popular electronic encyclopedia, has some new capabilities that make it definitely worth a look.
With a maximum resolution of 640x480 (300,000 pixels), the Digimax 35 MP3 digital camera and MP3 player is a toy for the new millennium.
This bulk CD copier will appeal to medium-volume distributors of software.
Claw is an Australian-made controller designed to provide fast, ergonomic access to those critical keyboard controls for first-person games like Quake.
An engineering sample of Dell's new flagship notebook arrived at the PC World Test Centre with a few surprises stashed beneath its multicoloured hide.
This high-speed communications protocol originally was developed by Apple Computer and since has been ratified as a standard called IEEE1394. (It also has some proprietary names, such as "iLink" used by Sony.)
Home video cameras have come a long way in terms of affordability, size and image quality. One of the most recent entries into this market is the compact and innovative TRV20 from Sony.
There's never been a better time for a business to refresh its devices. Intel offers a range of business solutions, from Servers to SSD, but also 2 in 1 products and also the NUC unit which is set to revolutionise your desktop. Click here to read more information on these products.
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GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
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.
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.