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PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

Research firms Gartner and IDC have come out with their quarterly look at the PC market in the US and worldwide. With some exceptions, the results are not good. Only three companies, Lenovo, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Toshiba, posted gains for PC sales in Q1. The two reports differ on how large the decline in the total market is, and also on the cause. Is it tablets? Lack of innovation in PCs? Or just a lingering hangover from big Q4 spending? See all the numbers after the cut.

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Trim Slice Tegra 2 ultra-compact desktop gets video demo

Trim Slice Tegra 2 ultra-compact desktop gets video demo

Just when our eyes had glazed over at the Tegra 2 torrent of tablets and smartphones, along came Compulab with its Trim Slice ultra-compact desktop PC using the NVIDIA chipset. Packing the 1080p-capable SoC in a tiny, fanless metal enclosure, complete with HDMI and Dual-Link DVI ports for twin displays, 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and gigabit ethernet, we instantly started imagining places for it under our HDTV or tucked in the corner of our desk. ARMDevices caught up with Compulab this week as they brought the Trim Slice to its first trade show; check out the video demo and more details after the cut.

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Portal 2 for PS3 to Come with Free Mac and PC Version

Portal 2 for PS3 to Come with Free Mac and PC Version

We're not sure about the Xbox 360 version yet, and it doesn't appear that the PC version will come with any extra functionality to it, but the Playstation 3 version of one of the most cult-classic-great games we've ever played will be coming with both Mac and PC versions attached. This PS3 version of the game comes with full Steam integration which will allow you to continue the game wherever you left of no matter which platform you decide to bring your Portal 2 Blu-Ray disk to.

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NextComputing Radius PC Puts a Display Into the Tower

NextComputing Radius PC Puts a Display Into the Tower

As far as modifications go, it's usually the most unique, shiny, and ridiculous of the bunch that get the most attention. And while the Radius PC may not look like it's all that much in the shininess department, it's certainly unique enough to be a casemod that someone out there would probably enjoy. After all, sometimes you want to have that tower of yesteryear, so why not update it with a display?

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NZXT bunker locks down your USB gear

NZXT bunker locks down your USB gear

NZXT has all sorts of computer gear and accessories. The company makes some of the cooler computer cases on the market and has a wide range of accessories for computer DIY types as well. The latest accessory from the company is the new Bunker USB Locking Device. This little device helps prevent your USB gear from being stolen at a LAN party or from a public computer.

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HP ENVY 17 3D Review

HP ENVY 17 3D Review

Welcome to a review of the biggest fattest HP 3D desktop replacement notebook you'll ever come across. Not that it's the biggest that'll ever be made, but when you've got this thing sitting on your desk, you'll wonder how you ever got along without such an abundance of screen real-estate on what the world, up until recently, was calling a laptop computer. This is the HP ENVY 17 3D, and not only does it have full 3D capabilities and a width bigger than your humble narrator's torso, it's got a screen so bright it makes the real world seem yellow.

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Scooterputer Features a Thermaltake Element V Case on a Scooter [Video]

Scooterputer Features a Thermaltake Element V Case on a Scooter [Video]

Having a customized PC case, whether for just showing off to people or for your favorite gaming rig, usually means that it's stuck in the room you put it in, without much of an option to actually carry it places. But, thanks to a scooterputer, that's not really an issue, considering the PC is actually part of the scooter. That gives you the ability to tuck away plenty of power for your gaming needs, but also have that portability you might have desired so much.

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