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  1. Computers get personal

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products are no exception, even personal computers. Before the mass-produced, white box, Wintel (Windows operating system and Intel processor) IBM clones became commonplace, the PC market ... to personally upgrade their machines. Taiwanese electronics manufacturers, such as AsusTek Computer, are major hardware vendors to this consumer segment. Instead of pirated software, many DIY ...

  2. Pocket-sized computer

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Gadget Geezer

    ... The Ultra Mobile PC, or UMPC, represents a design that was originally developed by Microsoft under a program called Origami. One of the first products in this category is the Samsung UMPC-Q1. While the Q1 looks very much like a big portable media player, it is in fact a fully functioning computer, running Windows XP Tablet PC edition. Equipped with 7-inch screen, a 1 GHz Intel ...

  3. Void at the heart of computer games

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... person would or should feel empty and stupid after playing it- or any computer game- for more than an hour. That sense of a void, however, doesn't seem to stop people the world over from ... Alex Lo I almost spilled a morning cuppa on myself the other day from laughing. I was reading an American computer game critic's review of the mother of all games, ...

  4. Lenovo in talks to buy European computer firm Packard Bell

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez in Beijing Lenovo Group, the world's third-largest personal computer maker, aims to expand swiftly into the international consumer market via Europe if it secures ... the world's No14 personal computer supplier, with a 1 per cent market share in the first quarter, according to market research firm International Data Corp (IDC)- sold about 98 per cent of its ...

  5. TCL mulls sale of computer unit

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao TCL Corp, which owns the world's largest television maker, may sell its personal computer division to cover massive losses in its core television business after the computer ... for 'personal reasons', the paper said. Mr Yang, who helped set up TCL Computer Technology in 1998, had resigned three times since the end of last year but on each occasion was persuaded to stay ...

  6. Lenovo chief credits good management for success in merging IBM computer division

    Posted Nov 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yang Yuanqing, whose Lenovo Group almost quadrupled its first-half profit two years after taking over IBM Corp's personal computer business, said the success in integrating ... capability contributed much to this. I think 70 per cent was capability and 30 per cent was luck.' Lenovo's purchase of IBM's personal computer division in 2005 was seen by many ...

  7. Computer the size of a video tape

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Gadget Geezer

    ... by Gadget Geezer Everyone has seen PDAs and mobile phones which try to be more like computers. But this device is a computer trying to be more like PDA. The Fujitsu U1010 UMPC (which stands for ultra-mobile personal computer) is only the size of a traditional video tape, but offers the full power of a Windows Vista notebook. To achieve its diminutive size, the U1010 ...

  8. Haier eyes Shanghai for computer spin-off

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong. The company, the mainland's fourth-largest computer maker, sold 900,000 personal computers last year. In May, Haier raised the sales target for this year to 1.6 million units and said ... Jeff Pao Haier Group, the mainland's largest home-appliance maker, is seeking to spin off its computer division as early as 2009 and will probably choose a listing in Shanghai rather ...

  9. Computer in your coffee table

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Gadget Geezer

    ... Gadget Geezer The idea of the touch screen isn't new, but Microsoft is looking to take it a step, or a few steps, further with its concept of surface computer. The first product in this category is aptly named Surface. It is made up of a powerful Windows Vista computer encased in a coffee table with a touch screen on top as the primary user interface. The first version of Surface ...

  10. Star turn

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... computer we've ever made'. Beyond Apple's signature all-in-one design, the increased computing power and the glossy new widescreen displays, eco-mindful consumers are sure to notice the clutter-free iMac line has turned green- using highly recyclable and durable materials, including a scratch-resistant glass cover attached to the sleek, aluminium casing. The computer also meets ...




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