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Quanta's Compute Plug is a Windows 10 PC in a wall wart

Small-form-factor PCs like the Quanta Compute Plug and the Foxconn Kangaroo have an 'anything goes' air about them, as we wait for Windows 10.

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Intel's Braswell NUC PC kit looks ready for living rooms

With sub-$200 prices and optical audio output, Intel's next miniature PC kit could serve as a flexible streaming media box.

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Russia's homegrown Elbrus processor and PC would be fantastic in 1999

Move over, Intel's Pentium III. Russia's Elbrus 4C microprocessor is here, and it's ready to kick some American tail.

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Falcon Northwest releases micro-tower Tiki PC with 18 cores inside

This 4-inch wide PC packs a true 18-core Xeon CPU, thanks to breakthroughs in tiny motherboards using more powerful chipsets than before.

Build 2015: Windows 10 in 3 minutes

Microsoft wants Windows 10 on one billion devices in three years. Android and iOS developers will now be able to bring their apps and games to Windows 10.

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Lenovo's $199 Chromebox Tiny is an affordable addition to its line of ThinkCentre Tiny PCs

Chromeboxes are aimed at education and business, so they're a natural fit for Lenovo's school- and corporate-oriented ThinkCentre Tiny line of modular All-in-One PCs.

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CyberPower's insane three-pointed Trinity PC ditches 'prototype' for preorders

Not only is CyberPower's three-pointed Trinity desktop PC a gaming powerhouse, it's also a conversation piece thanks to its unusual design.

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Sorry, Intel: As Windows XP upgrade cycle wanes, so does company's revenue forecast

Intel lowers its revenue guidance by almost $1 billion as the post-Windows-XP surge in sales peters out.

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PCWorld's March Digital Edition reviews Dell's XPS 13. Finally, a MacBook Air killer.

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android, iOS, and Kindle, or in a PDF-like Replica Edition.

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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.