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Acer focuses on cloud services to revive business

Acer has been struggling financially because of declining PC sales and is looking for new leadership

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One power cord to rule them all: Standards group pushes for universal laptop charger

Adopting a universal laptop charger standard would lessen headaches and e-waste, says the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Overheating HP Chromebook 11 chargers recalled due to fire and burn risks

Some of the faulty HP Chromebook 11 chargers were MELTING.

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Dell's Chromebook 11 breaks reliance on Google's cloud

Dell's first Chromebook is targeted at the education market, with consumer models coming later.

Dell joins the Chromebook army with 11-inch educational laptop

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Dell will initially ship Chromebook 11 to educational institutions, models coming to consumers later

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Hands-on with HP’s new Elite portfolio of business PCs

New products include a new Ultrabook, SFF desktops, and a 23-inch touchscreen.

Consumers warm to touch, if not Windows 8, study says

One out of ten laptops shipped this year support touch input, says NPD DisplaySearch

PCWorld presents the top 5 tech products of 2013

We test hundreds of products during the year, but here are the five that we just can't stop talking about.

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Ultrabook, laptop, hybrid or Chromebook? How to pick the best portable PC

Don't let the variety daunt you. Revel in the choices, from hybrids that pull apart to desktop replacements that keep it all together.

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IDC: PC's decline is far worse than expected

Analyst firm reports that the PC market is expected to decline by more than 10 percent in 2013. That's by far the steepest drop ever.

Cyber Monday deals: 15 more decent PC buys from the seedy discount jungle

Black Friday may be gone, but the deals keep coming, particularly for PC users.

Acer needs to focus on brand building, tablets under new leaders

As it searches for a new president and chairman, Acer looks for ways to shed its reputation as a low-end seller of notebooks.

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Tablets will rule 2014, analysts say, but vendors will battle

Tablets will out-ship almost all other PC form factors combined next year, forming nearly 50 percent of the total market, say analysts at Canalys.