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15 Amazing Computing Rarities of the 1990s

Fascinating machines of an under-appreciated era--from an Apple that wasn't a Mac to a ThinkPad that wasn't a PC.

Gateway, Toshiba Laptops Take Aim at Netbooks

The budget laptops offer faster processors and better graphics performance -- all for around $400.

Gateway DX4320-45: An Agile Performer Fails to Stand Out

This midsize-tower desktop just has too much competition offering too many other interesting features, for less money--raw speed doesn't make Gateway’s DX4320-45 a sure-fire winner.

2011 Innovations Awards Honorees: Computer Hardware

Take a peek at the future of computing. These unique desktops, laptops, components, and cases were honored as part of the 2011 CES Innovations Awards.

Gateway ID49C13u: Smooth Looks From Space

Classy appearance and surprisingly good gaming lift this all-purpose laptop.

Tablets, PCs, and E-Readers: Best of 2010

Important tablets such as the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab grab the glory here, but powerful PCs and e-readers aren't far behind in our rankings.


Best Tech Products 2010: Full List, 1-100

PCWorld scanned the entire universe of technology this year--HDTVs, phones, tablets, PCs, e-book readers, storage, software, services, apps, digital cameras, camcorders, printers, and more--and picked the 100 best. Here's how we ranked them.

Gateway ID49C07u: Sleek, Sexy, and Silver, but Lacking in Performance

This laptop is very stylish, especially for the price, but it sacrifices performance for sexiness.

Gateway FX6803: PC With a Fast Foundation Needs a Little Interior Decorating

Although the FX6803 doesn’t offer the best scores in the category, this speedy performance PC boasts an impressive price point.

Gateway SX2311-03: Budget PC Fails to Best Its Twin

Gateway’s miniature desktop PC simply doesn't have room for anything extra, and its lack of space versus competing systems is distressing.