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You can take home a Surface Pro 3 on Friday -- if it's a Core i5

Versions with Core i3 and Core i7 chips may take two months to ship

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Dell improves mini PC usability with software updates

Dell's updates will make the Wyse Cloud Connect easier to use with touchscreens and remotely

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Intel's Pocket Avatars chat app packs 3D avatars that mimic your face and mood

Intel's Pocket Avatars app maps human expressions to avatars in a mobile chat

AMD wants to improve gaming in Linux and Steam boxes with its Mantle tools

AMD is getting requests from game developers to port its Mantle API to Linux.

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Unisys phasing out decades-old mainframe processor for x86 chips

Unisys is shifting to Intel's Xeon chips for its flagship servers, like most major server makers.

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S shows innovation in short supply

Samsung's Galaxy Tab has good hardware, but isn't a game-changing product.

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Strong PC demand unexpectedly boosts Intel's Q2 forecast

The stronger demand could be because of the Windows XP PC upgrade cycle, an analyst says.

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AMD's Lisa Su is now second in command

The struggling company is trying to create operational efficiency, making Lisa Su the chief operating officer.

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The PC's future according to Computex: Thin, light, wireless, gesture-controlled

As the dust settles in Taipei, the next generation of PCs is shedding weight and wires. Smartglasses and even human gestures may soon control these devices, too.

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Despite resistance, dual-boot Windows and Android tablets live on at Computex

Small Chinese tablet makers are experimenting with dual-boot tablets with Windows and Linux

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Intel, display makers join forces to introduce $400 4K monitors by year's end

Intel is pushing for manufacturers to make the high-resolution video technology more affordable in monitors and all-in-one PCs

Intel wants your next PC to have no wires

Intel is working on new wireless display, docking and connector technologies

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HP's Pro Tablet 612 challenges Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 for 'laptop replacement' crown

HP's Pro Tablet 612 is being pitched as a laptop replacement, and will ship worldwide in September

AMD gives FX processors new lease of life with first laptop chips

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AMD is adding a new FX laptop processor line to supplement stagnant FX desktop chips

USB transfer speeds could soon rival Thunderbolt's

The USB standards-setting organization has simulated transfer speeds of 20Gbps