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This PCIe-slot-in-a-box solves the mobile GPU obsolescence issue, but it forever ties you to Alienware’s laptops.
Apple refreshes its "most energy efficient desktop computer," the Mac mini.
Apple gives its 27-inch iMac all-in-one the Retina treatment, but the non-Retina models are sticking around.
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.
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.