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Wall Street Beat: Talk of U.S. budget compromise boosts tech stocks

With PC sales flagging, the underlying confidence in tech is mostly due to growth in the the software arena and tablets.

Toshiba Encore tablet with Windows 8.1 and Bay Trail (2)

Bay Trail tablets with Windows 8.1 will hit stores next week

The tablets, with starting prices from $299 to $350, include Dell’s Venue 8 Pro, Toshiba’s Encore, and Asustek’s Transformer Book T100.

PC sales continue to plunge, but the drop is less steep

IDC and Gartner report that the PC market continued downhill during the third quarter, although IDC, at least, reported sales were better than expected.

Apple rules, Android drools for responsive tablet touchscreens

And Microsoft's Surface RT falls firmly in the middle.

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Some Microsoft Surface 2 tablets sold out—barely

A pair of the high-end models of the Surface 2 Pro tablets appear to be delayed, a week after Microsoft warns buyers to pre-order.

Microsoft's Surface strategy: Flatten the PC

One tablet to replace them all? That appears to be Microsoft's plan for the Surface Pro 2. With its fast Haswell-class processor, a Power Cover for more juice, and a Docking Station for more expandability, this little tablet could go a long way toward replacing the traditional desktop or laptop.

With new Venue tablets, Dell signals its PC division is alive and kicking

Dell sent a message that it intends to keep its PC division alive with the launch of new Venue tablets on Wednesday.

Dell unveils its all-new Venue tablets, plus major updates to its XPS Ultrabook line

New products will run Windows 8.1 and Android; Windows RT gets the cold shoulder.

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Delta doubles down on Microsoft with Surface 2 tablets for pilots

Delta is replacing the reams of reference materials normally carried by its pilots with Surface 2 tablets.

Chinese Lenovo

A tale of two Lenovos: How the company thrives in China

Consumers outside of China don't think of Lenovo much beyond laptops, but in that country the company has a wide reach. Explore the hidden—and larger—side of Lenovo.