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Dell Takes One Last Shot at Selling Windows 7 Home Premium PCs

Just days before Microsoft orders OEMs to stop building new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium, Dell tried one last time to spur sales using the lure of the five-year-old consumer OS.

Want to Upgrade Your PCs to SSD? SanDisk Will Make a House Call

SanDisk offers on-site replacements of HDDs with SSDs.

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Vintage Apple-1 Sells for a Record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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HP’s Rumored 'Sprout PC' Sure Sounds Similar to this Oddball Printer From 2011

Could the 3D scanner on top of HP's TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 be the roots of the fabled Sprout PC? Perhaps we'll find out soon.

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How a Coworking Space Made Me Rethink My Computing Needs

As our workplaces become more flexible and more customizable to our needs, we need to ensure that we choose the right desktop, notebook, and mobile computing options to be successful in those variable workspaces.

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The Security Challenges of BYOPC

Creating a virtual PC will add another layer of security.

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5K Display Aside, Apple's New iMac is Barely Changed From 2013's Desktop

Except for the 14.7-million-pixel display of Apple's new 5K Retina iMac, the machine is virtually the same as last year's model, according to iFixit

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Apple Cracks Top 5 Global PC Sellers List

Apple cracked the top five of IDC's list of global personal computer makers for the third quarter, placing fifth by squeezing out Taiwan's Asus.

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Apple is Now 5th Largest PC Maker in the World

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers--though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree.

PC shipments down just slightly in the third quarter, IDC says

Worldwide shipments fell 1.7 percent from a year ago, beating IDC projections

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As HP Splits in Two, Weaker PC Makers Won't Survive the Shakeout, Analysts Say

Hewlett-Packard's decision to spin off its PC business shows that even historically strong PC makers are having to rethink their commitment to the market -- and that smaller players are already saying, "No mas."

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HP Users Say Corporate Split Might Work

The surprise news of HP’s division wins qualified praise from enterprise customers

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HP Split Will Force PC Group to Learn Discipline or Face Irrelevance

HP's PC division has coasted for years with little innovation or impact. As an independent company, it'll need to pick a direction and stick with it.

HP reportedly set to split off PC, printer business

A split would be an about-face on CEO Meg Whitman's original strategy to keep the company together

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How Intel, Microsoft and the Wireless Carriers Will Finally Realize the Promise of an 'Always Connected' PC

Thanks to developments like Intel's Skylake platform, we'll soon use PCs like we do our phones: always on and always connected to the Internet.

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Microsoft Heads Back to the Desktop

After failing on smartphones and tablets, Microsoft is hoping it can find redemption back on the desktop.

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How Phones and Computers Can Talk via Sight

Just send an email to yourself. Few moves in today's world of digital interconnection feel sillier. You need to get the file from this machine to that machine but for whatever reason, the only way to bridge the gap is via a...

10 Ways Apple Really has Changed the (Tech) World

Apple is both a creator of and a beacon for the technology future we now live in

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