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PCWorld best products of 2013

Haswell, Surface Pro 2, and Kindle Fire HDX top PCWorld's 'Best of 2013' list

It's that time of year again, when the editors of PCWorld and TechHive name the absolute best new hardware, gadgets, software, and services

Origin EON17-S review: This gaming laptop is an absolute beast

Super-fast and super-expensive, this machine will play any game you can think of at high resolution.

HP Chromebook 11 review: Google gives the low end some much-needed luster

It's white! It comes with cute color accents! ...How the heck do you clean this thing? The latest and most colorful Chromebook, jointly launched by Google and HP, puts a fetching face on a model that's otherwise similar to other low-priced Chromebooks we've tested.

5 of the best Haswell-powered notebooks you can buy today

Tablets are great for what they are. When you need real computational power on the go, however, only a full-fledged laptop will do the job.

HP Envy TouchSmart 15t review: When gaming is a priority, but cash flow is tight

This notebook lets you game on the go without paying through the nose.

Origin Genesis Z87 review: Boutique PC bliss in a (slightly) more affordable package

This isn't the fastest boutique gaming rig we've tested, but it's a whole lot less expensive.

PCWorld all-in-one PC roundup

5 budget all-in-one PCs for college students: We name the best values

All-in-ones deliver more bang for the buck than notebooks. They’re great for schoolwork and entertainment, and much less susceptible to theft.

Acer E1-572-6870 Notebook

Acer Aspire E1-572-680 review: This budget 15.6-inch laptop is an outstanding value

The plastic construction helps keep the weight of this big-screen notebook lighter than some competitors with smaller displays.

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition's review: A little less performance for a lot less cash

No one will mistake this machine for boutique builder's product, but we have no complaints about its price/performance ratio.

Pokki for Windows 8

Lenovo plans to install Pokki's Start Menu replacement and app store on PCs

Lenovo will add SweetLabs' Pokki utility to its PCs, providing an alternative to both the Windows 8 Start page as well as the Windows app store.

Review: Maingear's Shift Super Stock Z87 is an exercise in PC gaming decadence

Quite simply, the fastest desktop gaming PC we've ever tested.

HP Envy Rove: A movable (if underpowered) all-in-one PC

This portable all-in-one isn't a benchmark champion, but it will let you take your computing fun to any room in the house.

5 budget laptops for college students: We name the best

Being a cash-strapped student requires making a few hardware compromises, but a nice notebook is still within reach.