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Apple 1, sold by Steve Jobs in 1976, to be auctioned

Apple 1, sold by Steve Jobs in 1976, to be auctioned

Originally selling for $600, an Apple-1 is set to go up for auction soon. The computer is believed to sell for roughly $500,000, a decent return on investment if it were stock in a company. Dubbed the Rickets Apple-1 Personal Computer (so named after its original owner Charles Rickets, an early adopter if we’ve ever heard of one), you can bid on it yourself in December. It’s the only Apple-1 computer in existence confirmed to be sold directly by Steve Jobs, too.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Review – Old-School Pride

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Review – Old-School Pride

The ThinkPad's distant history is pocked with no-nonsense business machines sporting plain designs and thick bodies. Those are largely a thing of the past, with the newest ThinkPads coming with a side dish of sleekness that make them stand out from systems of days gone by. Such isn't the case with Lenovo's new ThinkPad W540, a mobile workstation targeted at business users that in some ways harkens back to the old T-Series designs. That's not a criticism, mind you. There's something refreshing about a laptop that isn't partly based on being overtly stylish, instead zeroing in on functionality for those who care most about what the machine can do. Does the W540's functionality match its boardroom aesthetic, though? Read our full SlashGear review to find out!

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Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier: merging the powerful and portable

Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier: merging the powerful and portable

Alienware is targeting gamers who want the best of both worlds: a portable gaming machine that is powerful enough for when they're out and about (or just chilling in the recliner), and a powerful machine for when they need all the performance they can get. In comes the Alienware 13 laptop and the Graphics Amplifier, which complements the laptop by boosting its performance to desktop levels via graphics card innards. The company has also dropped some details about its Area-51 flagship gaming rig.

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E FUN Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 hits pricing milestone

E FUN Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 hits pricing milestone

E FUN has taken the wraps off a new 2-in-1 Windows tablet aimed at the budget-conscious market, saying its product is the first of its size to be loaded with Windows and offered for less than $200 USD. The newest E FUN Nextbook was made in close development with both Intel and Microsoft, says E FUN, and in addition to its detachable keyboard is a year of Office 365 Personal and 1TB of OneDrive storage. Not surprisingly given its pricing, the laptop will launch through Walmart and Sam's Club.

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Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro hands-on

Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro hands-on

Lenovo has introduced a slew of new products, and standing chief among them is the YOGA 3 Pro. With this convertible PC comes many notable features, the best among them being the unique "watchband" hinge. Unlike traditional hinges found on convertible PCs, the watchband hinge is composed of an entirely new design that, like its name suggests, resembles the design of a watchband. We recently went hands-on with the device and have all the details for you after the jump.

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Acer V Nitro Black Edition Series gaming laptops arrive for the holidays

Acer V Nitro Black Edition Series gaming laptops arrive for the holidays

Acer has introduced two new gaming laptops in the US and Canada, both in the V Nitro Black Edition Series. With these machines come sleek yet serious designs, as well as specs that will meet the needs of mostly any gamer. The smaller of the two, the V 15, will arrive next month, while the larger V 17 won't be hitting shelves until November.

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Asus VivoMini brings Haswell in a barebone PC

Asus VivoMini brings Haswell in a barebone PC

The world can never have enough barebones PCs, as evidenced by the ever-growing number of devices that are available. The latest comes from Asus, which has introduced the VivoMini, an ultra-cheap and stripped down machine for all your dedicated low-power needs.

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HP Stream Windows laptops: colorful and cheap

HP Stream Windows laptops: colorful and cheap

The kind of technology we use in our lives has changed drastically over the years, and for many laptops aren't as needed as they once were, instead being replaced with tablets and smartphones. For this reason, many hesitate at the thought of dropping a lot for a machine that will be used comparatively little -- enter cheap notebooks like Chromebooks, and, as of today, HP's new Windows-toting Stream laptops.

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Shuttle XH81 and XH81V mini PCs include optical drive support

Shuttle XH81 and XH81V mini PCs include optical drive support

Shuttle has introduced a couple new miniature PCs that offer a few more features than your average computer in the category. Users have different options to choose from, and among them is space for a DVD/Blu-ray drive, something not often found on modern small-form-factor offerings.

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Dell Chromebox for Meetings launches with 4K output

Dell Chromebox for Meetings launches with 4K output

On September 26, Dell will begin shipping its new Chromebox , a Chrome OS PC joining the company's Chromebox for Meetings kit that is being targeted at businesses and business users, though no doubt any Chrome OS enthusiast could find uses for it. The device is, like many Chromeboxes, small and square shaped, bringing with it 4K video output among other things.

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Dell OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 Micro PCs expand desktop roster

Dell OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 Micro PCs expand desktop roster

Among Dell's product debuts this week are a couple new micro desktop PCs, the OptiPlex 9020 and the OptiPlex 3020. Both are small-form-factor computers targeted towards anyone who prefers a desktop system over a laptop, offering a small rectangular design that can fit in nearly any setup.

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Lenovo Horizon 2s and 2e AIOs can lay flat, promise slimness

Lenovo Horizon 2s and 2e AIOs can lay flat, promise slimness

Laptops are all the rage, but tabletop PCs have their own appeal -- namely for families that share a single machine, or in the office. To meet those needs is Lenovo, which has introduced two new tabletop PCs, the Horizon 2s and 2e. Users familiar with the previous Horizon offerings will be glad to know both new models include the same Flat and Stand modes.

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