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    Lenovo ThinkPad X230: pricey, new, tried and true

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 12:00 am

    Fans of the classic ThinkPad won't be disappointed with the X230. It's the X series ultraportable laptop you love with the same rugged styling and construction, eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable keyboard--with a few innovations. The X230 will never be an avatar for thin and sexy, however. If that's what you seek, look elsewhere (toward Lenovo's U-series, for example).
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    Dell XPS One 2710: a power-packed, pricey all-in-one

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

    If you’re in the market for a new all-in-one PC, the Dell XPS One 2710 is an appealing option. It’s fast, it handles Blu-ray discs, it delivers a great picture on its 27-inch PLS screen, and it costs all of $3500 less than the current category leader, HP’s Z1 Workstation. That’s no typo: Costing $1999 (as configured, price as of May 30, 2012), the XPS One 2710 racks up an impressive series of wins and makes few blunders.
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    Asus Essentio CM6870 review: Ivy Bridge performance, mediocre gaming

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:20 am

    Here comes Ivy Bridge. The Asus Essentio CM6870 is one of the first budget desktops hitting the PCWorld Labs to run one of Intel’s brand-new Ivy Bridge processors and receive testing under the brand-new WorldBench 7 benchmarking suite.

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