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Windows 8 was designed to bridge the gap between tablets and PCs, but left customers cold. What does this mean for Microsoft and Windows 10?
Windows 10 testers are getting a second update to the tech preview in less than two months. Here's what's in it.
Brazil's biggest PC manufacturer reverts 2013 loss - but quarterly results have been hit by the World Cup and the presidential elections
The newly merged retailer also will be offering the HP Stream 7 Windows tablet for $79.99 and a 13.3-inch Toshiba Chromebook for $199.99.
Other sales include a $149 Acer Chromebook and an 21.5-inch iMac for $899.99.
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The new version includes many of the improvements from the more powerful B+ board, but costs just $20.
Chinese hardware maker clocks a 19 percent increase in profit on revenues totaling US$10.5 billion in the second quarter, shipping a "record" 35.6 million devices. But sales from its mobile division drop 6 percent.
Dell has announced the launch of a number of new client solutions to further bolster the company's PC business.
Dell outlined its smart desk concept, which like HP's Sprout, aims to reinvent the desktop experience.
It took a while, but the latest version of Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux, is now available in beta.
Michael Dell has boasted about the positive results the company has seen since becoming a private company last year, and how the company plans to continue the momentum.
As a way to ensure it provides an end-to-end solution portfolio, Dell offers its customers the ability to trial their proof of concept at its centre of excellence when they virtualise their desktop applications.
End of retail sales for Windows 8 coincides with end of sales of consumer versions of Windows 7 on new PCs.
The first major tech retailer to see its Black Friday ad leaked will have doorbusters that include a $149.99 8-inch tablet, a $189.99 laptop, and a $199.99 desktop all powered by the latest version of Windows.
Hewlett Packard wants to infuse life into PCs with a new kind of machine that uses a built-in projector for surface-enabled touch and 3D scanning. Will makers and creatives get on board?
Over the past year, I've used Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) on at least 20 different PCs in a broad range of form factors, ranging from a Vista-era desktop to an amazingly light Haswell-powered Ultrabook with a Gorilla Glass cover. Here's a quick tour of these devices, along with my lessons learned from each one.
If you want an old-style, hard-working, windows, icons, menus, and pointer desktop, then what you want is Linux Mint 15.
Sometimes you just want a cheap and cheerful PC to handle some simple tasks. This build – excluding Windows, a display, and peripherals, comes in at under $300.
Linux power users may not love Ubuntu, but everyone else can.
Join me for the "first" computer Christmas season: when PCs cost thousands of dollars, hard-drives boasted of having megabytes of storage, and connecting to the Internet happened at 1,200 bits per second.
Thanksgiving is over, and we're heading into December. It's time for a look back at all the blunders, catastrophes, epic fails and major screw-ups of 2012.
Your next PC? It just might be a Chromebook.
Dell's OptiPlex 9010, Latitude 6430u and Latitude 10 aim to keep IT managers happy while providing users with productive platforms for Windows 8.
The Next Unit of Computing (NUC) boards see Intel target consumers and retailers with a low-cost PC that still packs an Ivy Bridge punch.
HP has just unveiled four new 'All-in-one' systems - HP Spectre One, HP Envy 23, HP Envy 20 TouchSmart and the HP Pavilion 20 - in a range of prices that should suit all budgets.
Writing isn't just sitting at a desk waiting for the news to happen. It often requires a prepared bag of kit for travel to report at the source. Here's what Zack Whittaker keeps in his on-the-go bag.
Lenovo has upped its game with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This ultrathin laptop fits a 14-inch high-res IPS display into the chassis of a 13-inch MacBook Air. The SSD and Core i7 processor make this a powerful addition to the road warrior's travel bag.
Integral's Crypto SSD is the Full Disk Encryption solution for Windows desktops and laptops.
The PC maker has added new all-in-one PCs to its Compaq, Elite and Envy lines, with a touchscreen model pitched at healthcare and retail
At CeBIT 2008, Asus had a massive presence and managed to draw crowds wanting to get a closer look at the new and improved 8.9-inch Asus Eee PC.
AOC's latest 19-inch monitor from its Jenio range has brilliant colours and great ergonomics, but we would have liked to have seen a faster refresh rate than 60Hz at its native resolution.
Despite its thin and flimsy carry case, the NP905G2 projector straddles the line between portability and a full feature set very nicely.
The Sanyo PLC-XW60 is a small projector promoted as being able to fit into a briefcase or handbag, albeit a very large handbag. While not the perfect picture, it is extremely portable and reasonably priced.
NEC can now provide you with a 65-inch LCD screen in full high definition, and in our view it's definitely worth a look.
Intel vPro promises to ease desktop management for IT managers but does it really stack up? We review Optima's first vPro machine to find out.
Optima's Centoris RW is well-suited to mobile professionals on a budget, thanks to its lightweight chassis and pleasing feature-set. It's far from perfect, however.
The Optima Centoris KN offers top performance and above-average battery life. It's a great notebook, if you can live with the lack of certain features and its added bulk.
A reasonable PC, but totally misses the point of Media Center. As such, it's essentially a PC that happens to be running Media Center rather than the other way around.
The sub-2kg Prolite notebook includes a DVD burner and a decent set of features, but its battery life will not satisfy road warriors.
The sub-AU$2,000 video editing WorkPro from Optima features a large hard drive, a quick processor and a suite of video editing tools to keep future Spielbergs satisfied.
Optima Centoris G Series
We sit down with Sony's latest LCD TV in our Australian first look.Sony's latest line of LCD televisions is spearheaded with the KLVL32MRX1, a 32" widescreen model with innate recording technologies and Sony's own WEGA TV engine for supposedly sharp picture quality.
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- 4 Can a Surface Pro 3 with docking station replace your desktop PC?
- 5 Microsoft's Windows 10: What's new and how to get the preview bits