Stories by Martyn Williams

Sharp shows slender big-screen LCD TV prototype

Sharp unveiled a prototype TV on Wednesday that's packed with technologies that could appear soon in its products. The wall-mounted TV is just 2 centimeters thick and gets its signal via a high-speed wireless link, meaning the only cable required is ...

Hitachi first with Blu-ray camcorder

Japan's Hitachi looks like it will be first to market with a digital video camcorder based on Blu-ray Disc. The company said earlier this month that it will put two such cameras on sale at the end of this month in Japan and later this year in North A...

Panasonic shows smallest HD camcorder

Two days after unveiling in the U.S. what it said was the smallest high-definition video camera in the world, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (Panasonic) took the wraps off an even smaller camcorder on Wednesday.

Samsung's Q2 hit by weak DRAM market

Samsung Electronics recorded a sharp fall in operating profits during the three months from April to June due to the weak market for computer memory chips.

Sony cuts price of 60GB PlayStation 3

Sony is introducing a new version of its PlayStation 3 console in North America in August and cutting the price of the current 60G-byte model by US$100 from Monday, it said.

Sony looks back - and forward - at 10 years of Vaio

Ten years ago this week Sony launched its first Vaio laptop computers. The PCG-705 and 707 went on sale in Japan on July 1 and were followed quickly by a desktop PC, as Sony tried to show the world that a consumer electronics company could make comp...

COMPUTEX - Battle of the overclockers

Overclockers waged a battle of ice against fire at Computex in Taipei, pushing the performance limits of Intel's CPUs to 5GHz. The hobbyists, who are becoming an increasingly common sight at IT trade shows, are perfecting the art of pushing processor...

COMPUTEX - Solid-state disks coming on strong

If you're in any doubt that flash memory-based solid-state disks are on a course to quickly replace hard-disk drives in laptop computers, just take a look along the aisles of this year's Computex trade show.

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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.

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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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