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Apple tops Consumer Reports survey on PC tech support

Apple received high marks for its computer tech support in an annual survey from Consumer Reports, even topping its scores for the previous year.

Samsung rationalizes PC naming scheme

All Windows computers will be incorporated into the ATIV brand.

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The best Windows 8 machines you can buy today

Our top tablet, laptop, and desktop picks from the first generation of Windows 8 hardware are touch-friendly and ready to change your expectations of what a computer should be.

What's your obsolete tech really worth on eBay?

Looking for gold in that Commodore 64? Should you resell or recycle the Nintendo in your garage? Here's what some of the signature pieces of tech of the past 40 years are really worth on eBay.

PCs aren't dead, they're microwaves

Pundits shout that PCs are dead, but the truth is much more mundane: Computers have become commodity appliances.

Dell remains committed to Windows RT

Dell remains committed to Microsoft's Windows RT, despite the poor market reception to the OS and a decline in prices of related tablets.

The real reasons to blame Windows 8 for plummeting PC sales

PC sales are dropping like a rock, and Windows 8 may be to blame—but not for the reasons you might assume.

As PC shipments drop, budget machines may offer relief

Could cheap, yet full-featured budget machines, help the embattled PC market regain some of the ground it has lost to tablets and other mobile devices?

Struggling PC makers and Windows 8 push PC market into free fall

A "perfect storm" of struggling PC companies, aversion to Windows 8 and wider mobile-device adoption plunged the already struggling PC market into a free fall during the first quarter this year, IDC said.

Tablets may eclipse laptops in 2014, but there's no post-PC future on the horizon

A new IDC report on connected devices says tablets will outsell both desktops and laptops in the coming years, but diving into the data reveals a less ominous future for traditional computing.