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The coolest, craziest PC mods and builds of 2015 (so far)

The year is still extremely young, but we just returned from CES 2015, where a small army of PCs appeared in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and configurations. Check out some of these monsters.

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HP takes on Chromeboxes with $180, Windows-based Stream Mini PC

Not content to just fight Chromebooks, HP will release a new mini PC that takes the fight to Chromebox units too.

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CyberPower's Fang Trinity gaming PC is simply insane

CyberPower's new Fang Trinity looks like no PC we've ever seen but it still packs a punch with a powerful graphics card and truly unique design.

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You can't buy the Acer Revo One in 'murica but it's damned cute anyway

The cutest little PC of CES contest hasn't even started, but Acer's Revo One may have already won.

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Next-gen Intel NUC images reveal new enclosures, possible wireless charging

Intel may have more than just newer Broadwell processors up its sleeve as it revamps its miniature NUC bare-bones PCs.

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Dell shows off 'smart desk' prototype with tabletop touchscreen

Following the announcement of Hewlett-Packard's Sprout PC, Dell shows off its own "smart desk" concept.

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The Alienware Graphics Amplifier lets you add a desktop video card to a laptop

This PCIe-slot-in-a-box solves the mobile GPU obsolescence issue, but it forever ties you to Alienware’s laptops.

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Apple's Mac mini finally updated, starting price dropped by $100

Apple refreshes its "most energy efficient desktop computer," the Mac mini.

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Apple unveils 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina, the 'world's highest resolution display'

Apple gives its 27-inch iMac all-in-one the Retina treatment, but the non-Retina models are sticking around.

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Intel's itty-bitty NUC PC prototypes pack Broadwell chips, touch controls

Intel shows off a number of prototype NUCs at the Intel Developer Forum, including models with touch, speech, and its next-generation Broadwell chips. And if Intel's mini PC is too powerful for you, try an Atom-powered "half NUC" design.

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Alienware Alpha, the not-a-Steam-Machine gaming rig, is available for preorder today

Plus: We get a look at the Alpha's console-like user interface, which allows you to run the whole system without ever seeing Windows 8.1.

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8 PCs that get you more than the low-end iMac

There are plenty reasons to consider the new lower-priced iMac, but if raw specs are your primary concern, these eight all-in-ones from top PC makers are worth your attention.

Apple introduces new, entry-level iMac

The 21.5-inch model comes with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, and starts at just $1099.

on macworld.com