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Dell skips Broadwell with some laptops, plans for Skylake

Dell is bypassing Intel's new Broadwell processors on some laptops, with Skylake attracting its attention.

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Dell aims for the middle with its new Inspirons and one ultra-wide monitor

These aren't the thinnest or widest or whatever, but they are the solid, mainstream systems that most normal people buy, and they've all been upgraded this year.

Intel's new Broadwell U NUC can do what it used to take a $5,000 8-core PC to do.

Can a pint-sized NUC PC run what it used to take a dual processor, Core 2 Extreme system with 8 cores to do? Yes, except the NUC actually does it better.

Intel's 3rd-gen NUC gets a Broadwell U facelift and optional integrated NFC and TV Tuner support but it still isn't as small as the pocket-sized Compute Stick

Now in its third iteration, Intel's NUC line gets a Broadwell U refresh that makes it as fast in some chores as a $5,000 PC from 2008. The real shocker though is Intel's new Compute Stick. A full featured quad-core PC that is only slightly bigger than a USB thumb drive.

Take that Alienware, MSI's GS30 features a Game Dock to give your thin and light laptop real power

MSI's GS30 Game Dock lets you run a powerful GPU by simply docking your laptop to it.

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Lenovo quenches thirst for selfies with Vibe X2 Pro

Lenovo's Vibe X2 Pro has a 5.3-inch screen and two 13-megapixel cameras,

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Lenovo's CES lineup: Flexible laptops, dirt-cheap tablets, and PCs that read your face

Tablets and laptops and all-in-ones, oh my!

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Asus' Transformer Book Chi line offers a cheap alternative to the Surface Pro

Nine months after we snuck an unauthorized hands-on with the Asus T300, this tablet/laptop hybrid line is finally ready for prime time.

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Origin's tiny Omega PCs are made for the living room but can rock 3 graphics cards

Is this the start of Steam Machines Round Two? We wouldn't be surprised.

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Samsung announces Ativ One 7 Curved, its first desktop PC, with yes, a curved screen

The Ativ One 7 Curved and its special display will start at $1,299. The company also announced several laptops on Tuesday.

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HP quietly rolls out a touch-enabled Chromebook 14

Looking for a last-minute gift that doesn't need to get there before Christmas? HP recently introduced a touch-enabled Chromebook that might do the trick.

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The best gaming PCs and hardware of 2014

It was a great year for gaming hardware. We pick our tested favorites, from mice to GPUs to full-blown PCs.

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Six technologies poised to revolutionize PCs in 2015

Laptops and desktops will be interactive, get 3D depth-sensing cameras and be free of wires

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'The tablet is my device of choice': Why PC creator Mark Dean has largely abandoned his electronic child

Thanks, Dad? Mark Dean, who helped created the original IBM PC, predicted his creation's death three years ago. PCWorld checks back to see how he feels about it now.

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Apple-1 sold by Steve Jobs fetches $365,000 at auction

The computer is the last remaining unit to be sold by Jobs out of his family’s garage—and it still works.

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The future is now: The 10 biggest tech innovations of 2014

A hoverboard. A virtual reality headset. A PC with a drawing board and 3D imaging capabilities. Believe it or not, all these things are real today. See them for yourself right here.