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Nvidia's outrageously high-end 'Battlebox' PCs focus on compromise-free 4K gaming

Nvidia's Battleboxes are the polar opposites of Valve's Steam Machines: big, bulky, and unabashedly high-end.

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Chromebooks, Windows touch laptops offer lifeline to PC makers

Overall PC sales may be shrinking, but NPD Group says that sales of Chromebooks and touch-based Windows laptops both picked up during back-to-school season.

10 glorious examples of conspicuous PC excess

Faster, flashier, and far more expensive than anything you'd even need, these titanic tales of excess symbolize the pinnacle of PC prowess.

Asus announces the world's first NFC-enabled PC tower

The Asus M70 PC is the world's first NFC-enabled desktop, but beyond that, it's just plain built for playing nice with smartphones.

After going private Dell says it will stick with PC business

Dell can be more entrepreneurial as a private company, CEO and founder Michael Dell says.

Gigabyte levels up Brix mini-PC with Intel Iris Pro graphics

It may be smaller than an Xbox controller, but Gigabyte's new BRIX PC can (kind of) play Crysis.

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Hands-on: Acer's 24-inch all-in-one Android desktop

Acer has chosen a different approach to the all-in-one PC, installing Android instead of Windows on its upcoming DA241HL, but the problem is that Google's operating systems isn't a desktop OS.

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HP at IFA: Three new Envy all-in-ones, a liquid-cooled Envy Phoenix, and two displays

HP takes the wraps off four new consumer PCs and two displays in Berlin

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Lenovo reveals the Flex laptop series, a pair of new Yogas, and the Flex 20 all-in-one PC

Each of Lenovo's new PCs will feature a Haswell processor and a touchscreen display.

Asus Zenbook UX301 Ultrabook

Asus demos two new Zenbooks, three Transformers, and an ultraportable laptop at IFA

New proudcts include Ultrabooks with Gorilla Glass lids, Windows/Android hybrids, and a budget-oriented ultraportable.

Sony's new VAIOs include Flip convertible laptops, Tap 11 hybrid, Tap 21 all-in-one

Highlight: The VAIO Flip 15 sports a 15-inch IPS panel with a native resolution of 2660 by 1620 pixels, and it can drive an external HDMI monitor at 4K resolution (3820 by 2160 pixels).

How a legendary PC mod inspired the most outrageous computer desk ever created

Red Harbinger's Cross desk blurs the line between office furniture and an enthusiast-grade PC case. Actually, make that 'cases'.

Mac Pro and Bride of Frankenmac

Bride of Frankenmac: The illicit PC that runs OS X faster than a Mac Pro

What happens when Macworld Lab takes some spare PC parts and puts together a computer that runs Mac OS X? The results are impressive, but also illegal.

Windows XP's user share nose-dives

Maybe people are listening to Microsoft's demand that they ditch Windows XP.

Intel's Bay Trail chip could find its way into intelligent systems, set-top boxes

The embedded chips can be used for in-car entertainment systems, digital signage, and a wide variety of other equipment that needs to access services from the Internet.