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AVADirect Mini Gaming PC review: custom-built, compact powerhouse

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AVADirect's custom-built Mini Gaming PC packs some serious power inside its small, shock-resistant mini-tower. This compact gaming PC doesn't come cheap, but the $2000+ price tag isn't too bad considering some gaming rigs will cost you over $5000. Plus, the performance - it scored an impressive 200 on our...
AVADirect Mini Gaming PC review: custom-built, compact powerhouse

Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRB Review: A Budget Desktop Replacement

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The Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRB is a budget desktop replacement, which sounds like it might be an oxymoron. After all, how can a laptop that's meant to replace a desktop be, well, cheap (listed at $650, to be exact)? The answer is simple: It can be inexpensive if it's really...
Dell Inspiron 17R-1316MRB Review: A Budget Desktop Replacement

RUMOR: Apple Is About To Completely Redesign The MacBook Pro (AAPL)

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Apple's MacBook Pro will see a "radical redesign" before the end of the year, a source tells Apple Insider. Apple will aim to bring some of the characteristics of the MacBook Air to the Pro. We'll supposedly see an ultra-thin enclosure and the optical drive will vanish. No more...
RUMOR: Apple Is About To Completely Redesign The MacBook Pro (AAPL)

Acer Aspire 7600U All-in-One review: Big screen, little performance

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The Acer Aspire 7600U-UR308 is an impressive-looking system, with a large, 27-inch touchscreen, edge-to-edge glass bezel, and clear glass base. However, it's also got a mobile processor, which means it's less powerful than its desktop-processor-sporting counterparts. Our review model, which costs $1899.99 as configured, sports a third-generation Intel Core...
Acer Aspire 7600U All-in-One review: Big screen, little performance

Next MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin, USB 3.0 ports

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More details have emerged about the next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro, if 9to5Macís sources are correct. As with the first unibody MacBook Pro range, where the 15-inch model led the redesign, Apple is expected to reveal its latest MacBook Pro reboot with a 15-inch model. The inclusion of Intelís Ivy Bridge...
Next MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin, USB 3.0 ports

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 review

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When Acer's Aspire Timeline Ultra notebooks made their first appearance at CES, these 14- and 15-inch laptops seemed like little more than the successors to Acer's TimelineX series. Thin-and-light laptops, complete with optical drive and some likely reasonable prices. While there's no mistaking that DVD burner and mainstream screen...
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 review

19 Tips Every Windows 7 User Needs to Know

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Your OS drives your whole PC experience, so it's your job as an enthusiast to keep it in a high state of tune Twist cap carefully. Only pour into Maximum PC-approved computer tanks. After installing a new OS, most people just jump right in and start driving it through...
19 Tips Every Windows 7 User Needs to Know
Apple Unveils Totally Redesigned 27″ And 21.5″ iMac: Thinner, SSD/HD Fusion Drive, Starting At $1299

Acer Pushes Ultrabook to a 15-Inch Display, DVD

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The Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 offers many features of mid-size laptops, including an optical drive, discrete graphics card, and large 15-inch display, but in a thin Ultrabook package....
Acer Pushes Ultrabook to a 15-Inch Display, DVD

Canada gets pared-down Wii Mini for $100 on Dec. 7

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Nintendo's main focus right now may be on the newly launched Wii U, but that doesn't mean the company is ignoring the console's predecessor. Today, Nintendo announced the Wii Mini, a $100 black-and-red redesign for the system that will be sold exclusively in Canada, of all places, on December...
Canada gets pared-down Wii Mini for $100 on Dec. 7

MacBook Pro Retina Display Analysis

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I'm in San Francisco until tomorrow morning, but aside from dinner I've been spending as much time with the next-gen MacBook Pro as possible. Apple, as always, has done an excellent job of giving users enough reasons to want this thing. There's the display for those who stare at...
MacBook Pro Retina Display Analysis

ASUS VivoBook S500 / S550 Windows 8 laptops now on sale for $699 and up

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With Books, Pads, Tabs, Fones and the intriguing Transformer AiO, we can only wonder what else ASUS has in the stockroom. Recently liberated from the warehouse are the VivoBook S500 and S550 -- they're the biggest of the new VivoBook range, with 15.6-inch, 1,366 x 768 displays supporting multitouch...
ASUS VivoBook S500 / S550 Windows 8 laptops now on sale for $699 and up

Acer Aspire V5 review: beauty and no brains

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The Acer Aspire V5 isn't a bad-looking machine, considering its price point. It's heavier than it looks, but that heaviness translates into denseness, which translates into the machine feeling sturdy and stable. It almost looks like an Ultrabook - it's relatively slim, it has a simple, sleek overall design,...
Acer Aspire V5 review: beauty and no brains

Bloomberg: Next Xbox features an AMD x86 chip, making backwards compatibility difficult

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The Xbox 360 successor may not support Xbox 360 game discs, according to a Bloomberg report. The issue arises from the as-yet-unannounced console's chip, which allegedly comes from AMD and, like the PlayStation 4, uses x86 architecture (like a PC). Resultantly, backwards compatibility would have to be handled on...
Bloomberg: Next Xbox features an AMD x86 chip, making backwards compatibility difficult

Fujitsu unveils the Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet and the LifeBook T902 convertible laptop

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Back at Computex last month we saw dozens of Windows 8-ready Ultrabooks on display: sliding-ones, touchscreen ones, foldable ones. Curiously, though, there were virtually none aimed at businesses -- you know, one of Microsoft's key customer groups. Today, though, Fujitsu is unveiling not one, but two devices aimed at...
Fujitsu unveils the Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet and the LifeBook T902 convertible laptop
Slimmer, Air-like MacBook Pros in production

I've upgraded Windows, and now some of my hardware isn't working

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Kennethjc17 upgraded his PC to Windows 7, then found that some of his hardware no longer worked. He turned to the Windows forum for help. [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] Despite your problems, you did the right thing upgrading...
I've upgraded Windows, and now some of my hardware isn't working
By the numbers: Apple's new iMac vs. the Windows 8 all-in-one competition

Acer rolls Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook, V3 notebook

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Acer used Germany's CeBIT expo to unveil a pair of new notebooks to take its 2012 roster in new directions. The Timeline Ultra M3 stretches the definition of an ultrabook with a 15-inch screen and an optical drive, counting mostly on its 0.79-inch thickness as an edge. Its true rarity...
Acer rolls Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook, V3 notebook

HP Envy 14 Spectre review

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In a previous life, the HP Envy 14 was a laptop's laptop: a 5.69-pound slugger with an optical drive, discrete AMD graphics and a battery that couldn't last four hours in our battery rundown test. That notebook -- one of our favorites in the 2010-2011 year -- met its...
HP Envy 14 Spectre review
iFixit tears down Wii U, reveals innards of Nintendo's new console

Acer Aspire V5 and M5 laptops will be available with touchscreens this month

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Make no mistake, one of the biggest trends you'll see this fall is PC makers slapping touchscreens on their current machines so as to make them a little more Windows 8-appropriate. And Acer is no exception: the company is introducing touch-enabled versions of its existing Aspire V5 and M5...
Acer Aspire V5 and M5 laptops will be available with touchscreens this month

Fujitsu outs new Lifebook laptops and an Ivy Bridge-packing Ultrabook

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Fujitsu started announcing its new summer lineup yesterday, unveiling two new Lifebook LH series laptops with Ivy Bridge under the hood. The company is back today with more Intel third-gen goodness and a new super-light notebook, all of which will start shipping in Japan on May 17th. Up first...
Fujitsu outs new Lifebook laptops and an Ivy Bridge-packing Ultrabook
Will Apple merge the MacBook Pro and Air lineups?

The Real Reason Video Game Consoles Still Have Optical Drives?

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With the rise of online gaming and digital downloads, video gamers in the United States and other developed countries might well wonder why the gaming consoles they buy still come with optical disk drives - and why the next generation of machines will also still have them. The answer,...
The Real Reason Video Game Consoles Still Have Optical Drives?

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 review: an Ultrabook with discrete graphics (and an optical drive)

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More Info Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 review Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 hands-on Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks with Kepler graphics coming to the US for $680-plus The PC industry might have 100-some-odd Ultrabooks up its sleeve, but fortunately for restless tech reviewers like yours truly, they're...
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 review: an Ultrabook with discrete graphics (and an optical drive)

Apple iMac review (2012)

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Better, faster, stronger. The new iMac claims to be better in all the ways you'd expect a refreshed product to be better: it steps up to Ivy Bridge, and packs NVIDIA Kepler chips for stronger graphics performance. It sports an improved display that cuts down on glare by 75...
Apple iMac review (2012)

Apple making a $799 Air in fear of ultrabooks? Nope.

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With the next iPad model at least a year away and the next iPhone a few months off, the Apple rumor mill is pondering a new Apple product line: the MacBook Air. On Monday, Digitimes reports that Apple is considering selling a MacBook Air for $799, which would be $200...
Apple making a $799 Air in fear of ultrabooks? Nope.
13" MacBook Pro teardown: easy SSD, trackpad access, no room for RAM

Apple's Decision To Make The New iMacs Super Thin Was A Mistake (AAPL)

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When Apple introduced the super thin iMacs we were impressed. But after reading Andrew Cunningham's review of a 21.5-inch iMac at Ars Technica, we're starting to think it was a mistake to make it so thin. (We saw the review via Marco Arment's site.) Cunningham points out that an iMac...
Apple's Decision To Make The New iMacs Super Thin Was A Mistake (AAPL)
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