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    Asus Chromebox review: A simple, inexpensive and unobtrusive desktop

    Posted March 12, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    This is the second desktop system to use Google's Chrome OS, and it's a good alternative for a low-cost home or office computer.
  • Benchmarks: 'Ultimate' iMac gets boost from PCIe flash storage, faster CPU

    Posted October 8, 2013 - 11:16 am

    What kind of performance improvement can you expect if you spend the extra dollars?
  • The best Windows 8 machines you can buy today

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 1:46 pm

    Our top tablet, laptop, and desktop picks from the first generation of Windows 8 hardware are ready to change your expectations.
  • Why Windows Blue heralds the death of the desktop

    Posted March 27, 2013 - 10:50 am

    Brace yourselves, faithful PC enthusiasts. You aren't going to like what I'm about to say. Heck, I don't really like what I'm about to say. In fact, I'm almost terrified to lay out my case in black and white. But that doesn't change the fact that it needs to be said.
  • BYOD boosts Macs vs. PCs

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    The emergence of BYOD policies and virtual desktop platforms, plus new integration and management tools, have removed the final barriers to widespread Mac adoption in the enterprise.
  • HP fends off Lenovo, reclaims PC crown

    Posted January 15, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    In its battle for the top spot in the rocky PC industry, Hewlett-Packard has edged out rival Lenovo to take back its leadership position.
  • Gartner: Tablets are crushing PC sales

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    People are buying tablets to replace old PCs, which explains why PC sales were so dismal over the holidays, according to Gartner.
  • IDC latest to pile on OEMs for poor Windows 8 PC sales

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 3:09 pm

    Shortages of touch-enabled Windows notebooks led to a steeper-than-expected decline in PC sales last quarter, according to research firm IDC.
  • Apple and Lenovo desktop PCs tops in satisfaction

    Posted December 19, 2012 - 12:27 pm

    In our 2012 reader survey of tech satisfaction, reliability, and service, the results for desktop PCs painted a somewhat different picture than our poll in the laptop category. Here, performance clearly remains a critical feature, although softer issues such as design and peripheral quality are still areas of discussion.
  • Q&A: Lenovo's U.S. chief details enterprise strategy, explains PC maker's rapid growth

    Posted November 2, 2012 - 9:41 am

    Lenovo is gobbling up market share and is now neck-and-neck with Hewlett Packard for leadership in overall PC sales. For our CEO Interview Series, Chief Content Officer John Gallant talked recently with David Schmoock, President of Lenovo in North America, at IDG Enterprise's CITE conference on consumerization of IT in New York City.
  • 10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC

    Posted October 31, 2012 - 1:30 pm

    Windows 8 is here. In form and functionality, the new flagship operating system is the most dramatic makeover of Windows since its inception. Windows 8 was developed from the ground up with a touch-enabled interface that works best when tapped and swiped. Under the hood, the same old Windows is still present, but the Modern UI and the Windows Store shift the focus to mobile.
  • System76 debuts a sleek, all-in-one desktop PC featuring Ubuntu Linux

    Posted October 25, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    There's no doubt the PC market is in the midst of a rush of hardware introductions featuring Microsoft's new Windows 8, but fortunately for buyers, those aren't the only choices out there.
  • Intel unveils all-in-one desktop that doubles as a 27-inch tablet

    Posted September 13, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    Intel used its Developer's Conference in San Francisco to unveil a desktop computer prototype that has a display that can double as a 27-inch tablet with a four-hour battery life.
  • Desktop Linux distros ignored consumer developers, now irrelevant

    Posted September 5, 2012 - 11:03 am

    With a market share of 1-2 percent, desktop Linux never broke through. Some blame the Linux developer culture for this failure.
  • Samsung to debut 3 all-in-one Windows 8 desktops

    Posted August 28, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Samsung is looking to get a foothold on the Windows 8 desktop market with three all-in-one computers specially designed to run Microsoft’s latest operating system. Starting at $749 and set to hit the market Oct. 26, Samsung’s Windows 8 PCs feature touchscreens and run on Intel processors.
  • Review

    Asus ET2701 INKI review: A multipurpose media machine

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:25 am

    We get lots of functional, pretty all-in-one desktops through the PCWorld Labs, and the ET2701 INKI is Asus's latest entry. This high-definition, 27-inch system, priced at $1299 (as of 7/9/2012), is equipped with one of Intel's newest and fastest processors plus a discrete Nvidia graphics chip.
  • Casemod turns your desk into a PC, looks stellar

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:16 am

    It's been a while since we've seen a really great casemod, and this impressive--and doable--PC built into a desk is just too good to pass up.
  • Review

    Dream screens: eye-catching 24-Inch monitors

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Laptops and tablets seem to get most of the attention these days--after all, they're great for working on the run. But once you settle down at your desk, it's nice to stretch out with the generous real estate that only a widescreen monitor can provide. And now is the perfect time to buy a monitor: They're cheaper, thinner, and less power-hungry than ever before.
  • Save money on back-to-school desktops

    Posted July 23, 2011 - 8:14 am

    If you're looking to buy a desktop for the new school year, and you're a student, a parent of a student, a teacher, or (in some cases) an alumnus, you don't have to pay full price. Plenty of computer manufacturers offer student discounts and education pricing--here are just a few.
  • Desktop PCs: Dead as a doornail, or maybe just a fax machine

    Posted June 27, 2011 - 11:10 am

    The corporate desktop has looked the same for decades: computer, keyboard, mouse, desk phone, maybe a printer. But do these tools dominate because they're the perfect combination of technology needed for work today, or is the enterprise workplace due for an extreme makeover?
  • Gadget ownership broken down by generation

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    If you are a U.S. citizen anywhere from 18 to 34 years old, there's a 95 percent chance that you own a cellphone, according to new research from Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
  • Recession-bred PC diet may become permanent

    Posted December 21, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    Tablets will replace a lot of PCs, but an expected drop in sales of semiconductors could indicate a permanent change in the way we buy hardware for end users.
  • World's Most Outrageous PC Cases

    Posted September 4, 2009 - 2:01 pm

    We have PCs packed into pianos, barbecue grills, gas pumps, and whisky bottles--and that doesn't even scratch the surface. Check out these 20 wild, working pieces of PC art.
  • Forget Desktops – Go Laptops or Workstations

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 12:53 pm

    Even the most conservative technology research firms now admit more laptops than desktops are sold each year. Add in the popularity of three-pound netbooks (should we call those laptoplets?) and the spread between desktop and laptop will increase to the laptop's favor. Add in the lower power requirements for laptops and you can call yourself green for avoiding desktops. But what about those who need serious computing power? Buy those people workstations, not desktops.
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