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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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