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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

Intel Devil's Canyon

Intel unveils Devil’s Canyon, its first 4GHz CPU, plus a 20th-anniversary Pentium processor

The new four-core, unlocked processors are sure to please hard-core overclockers. A dual-core unlocked Pentium was also introduced.

A New Generation of Desktops for a New Generation of Students

Unlike the bulky, beige boxes that cluttered tabletops in the past, today’s desktops are stylish and compact. Here are some of the key points to consider before you buy.

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Asus teases a host of PC-gaming products, including a potential Steam Machine

Products include small form-factor desktops, a gaming laptop, and several new components

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Dell targets younger audience with 360-degree laptops and thin, light All-in-One PCs

Dell's tired of being your parents' computer brand. The now-private company is changing its attitude and taking risks.

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DDR4 memory for desktops expected to arrive in third quarter

Crucial will ship DDR4 DIMMs at around the time Intel ships chipsets compatible with the memory.

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Lenovo announces an aluminum-clad all-in-one PC and several new laptops

The Lenovo A540 AiO will be available in July. The new laptop launches range from May to August.

Sync Your Android Tablet with Your PC

Ready to stock your tablet with music, videos, and other goodies from your PC? Here are your options.

on techhive.com

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Intel reinvents desktop PC with new Core chips, portable all-in-one

Intel unveiled four new desktop chips and some new desktop concepts, plus a sneak peek of its Broadwell fifth-generation Core architecture.

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PC market fell hardest in 2013, analyst firm says

Not only did the traditional PC market record the sharpest dip on record for 2014, but the market is expected to shrink through 2018.

As it misses earnings target, Intel talks up PC sales

While profits were up modestly from the 2012 fourth quarter, Intel's 2013 earnings came in under Wall Street estimates. Still, the chipmaker said PC sales were actually stronger than expected for the last three months of the year.

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Lenovo widens lead as PC market decline slows

Worldwide PC shipments dipped again in the fourth quarter of 2013, but analysts said that they believe the market is leveling out. Lenovo continued to hold the top spot as the world's leading PC supplier.

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Breathing new life into old Mac Pros

What kind of boost can you get if you upgrade your old Mac Pro, instead of buying a new one? Macworld Lab ran a series of tests to find out.

on macworld.com