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Toshiba LX815/LX835 all-in-ones feature Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Toshiba LX815/LX835 all-in-ones feature Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Toshiba has today announced two new products in their desktop all-in-one range, the 21.5-inch LX815 and 23-inch LX835. Toshiba seem to be trying to pack as much power into their products as possible while trying to hit attractive price points, and looking at what’s on offer, they not doing a bad job at all. The PCs will come with 1080p TN displays, and feature the third generation of Intel Core processors, otherwise known as Ivy Bridge.

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HP Omni 27 Review

HP Omni 27 Review

HP's made a name for its TouchSmart series of all-in-one desktops over the last few years, culminating in some quite desirable models as of late. But what about those consumers who want a large, stylish machine and have no particular need for expensive touchscreens? Enter the Omni 27, a self-contained PC with a gigantic 27-inch screen and a major in personal media, with a minor in usability tweaks for those of a less technical disposition. Read on to see how the Omni 27 stacks up against its more established competition.

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HP updates Z-series workstations with up to 512GB of RAM

HP updates Z-series workstations with up to 512GB of RAM

The vast majority of PC users, even those who would consider themselves "technology professionals", won't ever require the kind of computing power that a workstation-class machine can provide. But for those that do, specifications are paramount, and HP aims to please with its updated Z420, Z620 and Z820 workstations. Upgrades to the previous Zx00 models include faster Xeon processors, expanded storage, a redesigned chassis for and (gasp) up to 512GB of system memory.

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Acer AM3970 Review

Acer AM3970 Review

The mid-range desktop is a dying breed. With most consumers opting for laptops anyway, the primary reasons for choosing a desktop at all are to get below the $500 mark, get maximum performance for gaming or other media applications, or simply to have a semi-permanent installation with a larger screen than you an get while mobile. At $699, the Acer AM3970 represents one of a handful of models caught somewhere in the middle: a better processor and more RAM to get more oomph than budget desktops, but not so much that it's a serious threat to machines closer to the $1000 mark. Let's see how this one stacks up.

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As desktop PC sales decline, multiple monitor use is on the rise

As desktop PC sales decline, multiple monitor use is on the rise

Multiple monitor setups have long been an essential tool for computer power users and hardcore multitaskers, but it looks like the practice is rising significantly even as sales of traditional desktop PCs decline. The New York Times reports that while only 130 million desktop computers were sold in 2011, 179 million monitors were sold in the same period, with the 49 million unit discrepancy pointing towards a rapid expansion in multiple monitor use. Laptops aren't left out in the cold, since most include at least one monitor-out port, allowing for an almost instant dual-monitor setup.

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Lenovo C325 and C225 All-in-One PCs shipping now

Lenovo C325 and C225 All-in-One PCs shipping now

The Lenovo C325 and C225 all-in-one PCs are now ready to ship. The C325, announced last month, features a sleek 20-inch HD+ 1600 x 900 display, while the C225 packs a smaller 18.5-inch display. Both systems sport AMD's Fusion dual-core chip in various spec configurations as well as the option of having multi-touch touchscreen display.

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Shuttle XPC H7 5820S launched with ability to work with 16 displays at once

Shuttle XPC H7 5820S launched with ability to work with 16 displays at once

If you've been following along with Shuttle's ever-increasing library of mini PCs, you know that they all look rather similarly simple and sleek on the outside - today there's one with a feature on the inside that'll have your sense of smallness blown out of the water. What the Shuttle XPC H7 5820S has is a new feature by the name of Matrox M-series multi-display graphics, this allowing you to work with up to 16 displays at once. You'll also find a set of other fantastic specifications inside, but it's the displays that will have you mesmerized.

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Windows Phone apps could run on Windows 8

Windows Phone apps could run on Windows 8

There could be some good news for Windows Phone developers that are frustrated with the platform's current penetration of less than 2% of the smartphone market. Windows Phone apps may be able to run on Windows 8, which would mean that the time spent on developing apps for the meager platform hasn't gone to waste. Instead, the same apps may suddenly find a whole new market with the most popular computing platform in the world.

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HP Debuts Compaq 100B Desktop PC For Businesses

HP Debuts Compaq 100B Desktop PC For Businesses

If you own a small business short on space and likewise on budget, then HP has a new computing solution you might want to take a look at the next time you're in the market for a business-class desktop PC. HP has just unveiled the Compaq 100B Desktop PC that's space-saving, stylish, and very affordable.

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