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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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iBuyPower unveils high-end Erebus gaming desktop

iBuyPower unveils high-end Erebus gaming desktop

iBuyPower has announced a new gaming desktop that has some really cool features that make it well suited to the gaming enthusiast looking to get all the performance they can out of their gaming rig called the Erebus. The machine is made for overclockers that like to tweak and comes packed with liquid cooling and a lot more. The performance of the liquid cooling system inside the finned chassis is very impressive; iBuyPower claims that the system can dissipate 3400W of heat.

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Post-PC is Over! (If You Want It)

Post-PC is Over! (If You Want It)

Welcome to the future, the one past Dr Frink's vision for computers so large and so expensive that only the five richest kings of Europe would own them. This is a misquote, in so many words, of Thomas John Watson, Sr., president of IBM from 1914 until 1956, a period of some earth-shattering growth. Of course Watson, in his infinite wisdom as the world's greatest salesman, could never have predicted an environment such as the one we live in today where Post-PC doesn't mean that the stationary computer is gone, it means that the PC plays an inalienable role in a much bigger scheme of form factors, interfaces, and ways of connecting these devices via digital means.

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