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Digital Storm x17: It's a more portable gaming option

Digital Storm's x17 is a good gaming machine, that's lighter than most desktop replacements, but it delivers less performance as well as fewer ounces. If you can plump your budget by $200, you can grab something like an Alienware M17x R4, which is more powerful, but costs $1974.

Samsung Series 7 All-in-One review: Beautiful design, but average performance

Samsung delivers one of the nicer looking all-in-ones on the market with fairly good overall performance, but weak gaming capabilities.

Battle of the pint-size PCs: Cotton Candy, MK802 II, and Raspberry Pi face off

They're incredibly small and surprisingly powerful: We tell you what these devices are capable of, and how well they perform.

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Best Products of 2012: PCs, Ultrabooks, and Hybrids

PCWorld editors select the best systems—desktops, laptops, and hybrid portables—of 2012.

The 100 Best Products of 2012

PCWorld's editors pinpoint the top tech products of 2012, in categories ranging from PCs to productivity software.

AVADirect Mini Gaming PC review: custom-built, compact powerhouse

This compact gamng PC is housed in a surprisingly tinker-friendly chassis, and offers great overall performance.

Fend Off the 'Blue Screen of Death' with BlueScreenView Portable

When your PC's acting up,this handy utility is a good first step on the road to recovery.

Boot-Optimizer RapidStart Does Little You Can't Do Yourself

Utility RapidStart does what it says it will do, and does it with a slick interface, but advanced users needn't bother with it.

Chrome Add-on Morphine Saves You Time by Banking It

Morphine's concept is solid and interesting, and could work well as a system-wide utility that tracks all browsers and is more difficult to circumvent.

Full Mountain Lion Review: Apple Gets its Operating Systems in Sync

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Apple's goal isn't copying iOS with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, but integrating new features into both of its operating systems.

Browser Add-On WasteNoTime Helps You Stay Focused While You Work

Available for Google Chrome and Apple Safari, this extension lets you set time limits for browsing distracting websites, but its shortcoming is it can be easily circumvented.

Browse in your own little safe cocoon

Cocoon and Cocoon+ let you browse the Web privately and securely.

SkyDox lets you share and collaborate, easily

SkyDox Business Edition offers a host of easy-to-use tools for file sharing and collaboration.

The Bat! Professional Is Not an Easier Email Client

Designed to streamline email management, The Bat! Professional fails to deliver.

KMPlayer Sleek, But Hard to Navigate

This video file player handles lots of files and has tons of options, but its interface isn't intuitive.

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