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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

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.

Asus ROG G20 gaming desktop

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.

Lenovo A540 all-in-one PC

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.