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Windows 8 PC and tablet pre-orders begin

Windows 8 PC sales start Friday with major online retailers including Best Buy, Dell, Staples, Tiger Direct, and yes, the Home Shopping Network taking pre-orders for Windows 8 PCs and tablets.

Sony reaches the Windows 8 finish line first with two quirky tablets

One is an all-in-one desktop that doubles as a gigantic tablet. The other is an 11.6-inch tablet with a nifty slide-out keyboard.

PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

Customers waiting for Windows 8, as well as businesses completing the refresh of their inventories, triggered a dip in PC sales that may recover by year-end.

Acer is latest PC maker to reveal its Windows 8 lineup

Acer on Thursday announced more notebook additions to its Windows 8 device lineup.


Windows 8 questions

Windows 8: Nine unanswered questions about the new OS

Despite the looming launch date, a handful of questions remain about Windows 8, mostly related to the software and services that will play a big role in Microsoft's next operating system. Here's what we still don't know as the launch of Windows 8 approaches.

10 reasons why the desktop PC will live forever

Desktops are definitely not dead, and tablets and laptops aren't necessarily the future.


Michael Dell

Michael Dell on Surface tablet: 'The impact will be limited'

Dell's desktops roots are deep, but Michael Dell is quickly moving his company toward cloud services, hybrids notebooks, and Windows 8 devices. He explains all in a PCWorld Q&A.

HP beefs up Windows 8 gear with stylish laptops and business PCs

Hewlett-Packard adds ultraportables, stylish notebooks, and two desktop PC to its Windows 8 lineup.

HP Tod Bradley

HP honcho Bradley: Post-PC world claim "just wrong"

The head of HP’s printer and personal systems group talks to PCWorld's Tom Spring about Windows 8, Microsoft’s Surface tablet, small business, the future of printing and life in the "post-PC world."

Tablets might actually be increasing PC customer satisfaction

According to a just-released report by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, customer satisfaction among PC users has reached a two-year high.

Dell unveils Windows 8 Latitude tablet and Ultrabook for business

Dell announces a new tablet, Ultrabook and all-in-one PC running on Windows 8.

Look, no wires! Intel demos wireless docking for Ultrabook

Intel demonstrated a new technology Thursday that promises to rid computers many connectors and cables.

Intel unveils all-in-one desktop that doubles as a 27-inch tablet

The Adaptive All-In-One's display panel weighs 14 pounds.