A new OS calls for new hardware, at an affordable price.
Microsoft says that upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview to the final GA edition will kill any apps that you added after upgrading to the preview. It's actually slightly worse than that.
But who will be the first to take the plunge?
In this era of multiplayer games, the solo gaming experience is all-to-often overlooked. Here are a dozen fantastic games to play all by your lonesome.
The V5-552G is an all-purpose, 15-inch laptop with a handsome design as well as decent everyday performance and gaming. But the odd-feeling touchpad click mechanism irks.
It's basically a Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, with some new features and a compelling price tag.
Nvidia's Battleboxes are the polar opposites of Valve's Steam Machines: big, bulky, and unabashedly high-end.
Yes, you can buy a 17.3-inch Haswell-powered notebook with a discrete GPU for $1100. Just be prepared to make some compromises in features.
On deck: Faster games and easier cross-platform portability—if developers use it.
Valve's Steam Box endeavor is ostensibly designed for the living room, but make no mistake: SteamOS is a serious threat to Windows.