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Chromebook usage: Still a tiny splash in the vast PC pond

Chitika says Chrome OS makes up 0.2 percent of desktop Web use in North America.

Acquisitions likely to hit Lenovo's profits in short term

While net profit rose 30 percent for the fourth quarter, the proposed acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and IBM's low-end server unit figure to cause a short-term drop.

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Chromebooks can now run Windows desktops, via VMware

Organizations will be able to run their Windows applications on Google Chromebooks with VMware's new desktop virtualization service

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The future of the desktop is a tabletop

The PC isn't going away. It's turning into a coffee table. Or a pint-sized NUC. We talk to Intel's desktop chief about the many faces of the future PC.

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For Sony, it's a good time to offload struggling Vaio business

As shipments fall, Vaio could be on the block

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Apple patents solar-powered MacBook

A case made of switchable smart glass could appear both translucent and opaque.

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Intel launches notebook, tablet for schools

Intel launched a pair of reference designs for schools, loading up a tablet and a clamshell PC design with education-focused software and peripherals.

After fourth-quarter loss, Acer executives agree to pay cut

It's the third consecutive quarter for which Acer has reported a net loss.

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PCs drive Intel's earnings, but 'Bay Trail' Android tablets are on the horizon

In a twist, processors designed for consumer PCs outperform Intel's expectations, while the usually reliable Xeon chips fall short.

As it misses earnings target, Intel talks up PC sales

While profits were up modestly from the 2012 fourth quarter, Intel's 2013 earnings came in under Wall Street estimates. Still, the chipmaker said PC sales were actually stronger than expected for the last three months of the year.

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ICE turns to the crowd to fund its xPC modular computer

The xPC, a Windows computer that can "transform" into a notebook or tablet PC, will ship by June, its backers say.

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HP Chromebook 11 with 4G LTE pops up at Best Buy

It's unclear when this Chromebook will be more widely available, but expect online sales to begin soon.

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HP's all-in-one Z1 G2 sports Thunderbolt, touchscreen

HP has unveiled its second-generation all-in-one workstation, the Z1 G2 with its graphics and processor boost and a 27-inch display with optional touch capabilities.