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PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

Global PC shipments will decline by 3.7 percent this year, a change from IDC's previous forecast of 6 percent.

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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords over fire, burn risk

There have been almost 30 reports of power cords overheating and melting

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Dirt cheap Windows PCs already hitting the streets, with help from Microsoft

PC makers are selling laptops with Microsoft's royalty free Windows 8.1 with Bing OS starting at $249

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Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

Intel is developing a smart dock to wirelessly connect to monitors and peripherals, the company said.

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HP Stream revealed: Microsoft's Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

German-language site Mobile Geeks recently uncovered specs on the HP Stream 14. It looks nice, but can it run Windows well enough?

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Acer gaming laptop fights internal gunk with dust-destroying technology

The New Acer Aspire V Nitro notebook series includes the Aspire V Nitro Black Edition, with a special metal fan specifically designed to fight dust.

Microsoft targets MacBook in new Surface Pro 3 ads

"So you're saying it does more than my Mac?" The latest ads embody Microsoft's new emphasis on productivity.

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Origin launches Alienware laptop "trade-up" program

Origin's offering to let you ditch your Alienware 14 for a sleek EVO15-S (or other Origin PC).

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Hands-on: New Alienware 13 is Alienware's thinnest gaming laptop yet

The new Alienware 13 isn't quite as thin nor powerful as pricier gaming laptops like the Blade and the EVO15-S, but it's a big improvement over last year.

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HP's SlateBook 14 Android laptop ships, but with a higher price than expected

HP's SlateBook is priced at $429, $30 more than the original announced price.

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Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid 'crashing' tablet sales

Shoppers aren't in a rush to upgrade their aging tablets. That sounds a lot like the PC market.

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Apple bumps MacBook Pro processors across the line

The update to the company's professional laptop line brings faster chips to the whole category, and a few more modest changes.

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Apple reports a huge profit but sales disappoint

iPhones and iPad sales were both slower than expected