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Top Black Friday deals on all-in-one PCs, hybrid and touchscreen laptops

The holidays are almost upon us and that means it's time to start figuring out your gift list for 2012. PCWorld is here to help.

10 Black Friday deals available right now

Don’t wait until Black Friday to save big on computers, HDTVs, and video games.

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Lenovo C240 all-in-one PC

Lenovo announces a clutch of Win 8 all-in-ones; a thin Win 8 desktop

Lenovo announces a new line of Windows 8-based all-in-one PCs, as well as a new small Windows 8 desktop, the IdeaCentre Q190.

Best Buy previews Black Friday Ad

Attention Black Friday shoppers, Best Buy has an online preview of its flyer for the post-Thanksgiving shop fest featuring doorbuster-priced Windows 8 PCs, gaming consoles, DSLRs, and 3D HDTVS.

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Why isn't Microsoft's answer to Siri built into Windows 8?

Windows 8 is supposed to be Microsoft's majestic OS reset, but intelligent voice control is conspicuously absent.

Calling all Linux Mint fans: There's a new online store to check out

Thanks to a new partnership with ThinkPenguin, several PCs are now available with Mint preloaded.

10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC

To get the most out of Windows 8, you need hardware designed to take full advantage of the unique capabilities the new OS has to offer.

System76 debuts a sleek, all-in-one desktop PC featuring Ubuntu Linux

Priced starting at $799, the new Sable Complete offers a clutter-free design and the latest Ubuntu 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal.'

13 new Windows machines that aren't Surface RT

There's plenty to get excited for when it comes to Microsoft's new operating system, and here's an easy to digest list of the best hardware to be released.

AMD's new FX chips let gamers build faster PCs at lower prices

Advanced Micro Devices Tuesday introduced 8-core FX series chips for desktops with prices under $200 in units of 1,000, giving gamers the ability to build faster PCs at lower prices.

Live Blog: Apple's More to Show event

Apple will hold a press briefing on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Jason Snell and Dan Moren will be on hand as the company unveils its latest creation.

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Windows 7 to Windows 8: The system's biggest improvements

The most talked-about issue in the lead-up to Microsoft's launch of Windows 8 is the new Start screen, featuring the Modern UI. But Windows 8 has so much more than just a revamped interface.

Five reasons to try the new Razor-qt Linux desktop

Particularly on older hardware, this lightweight contender can offer a speedy alternative.