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Apple’s iPad Pro is NOT “the ultimate PC replacement”

Apple’s iPad Pro is NOT “the ultimate PC replacement”

While I was watching the Apple Town Hall livestream, Phil Schiller kept calling the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro "The ultimate PC replacement." Now I watched the whole thing, and I could only come to one conclusion. The iPad Pro is as much "the ultimate PC replacement" as a very nice scooter is the "ultimate car replacement."

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First Oculus Ready PCs revealed: bundle packs aplenty

First Oculus Ready PCs revealed: bundle packs aplenty

The first wave of Oculus Rift headsets are slated to start shipping next month. And if you've got one on pre-order, then it's probably about time you start thinking about your PC. If you've got an older machine, it likely won't be able to keep up with the demands of VR. And that's why Oculus has partnered with a few different companies to ship “Oculus Ready PCs.”

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Lenovo tackles enterprise with new business desktops lineup

Lenovo tackles enterprise with new business desktops lineup

In addition to its consumers lineup of tablets and laptops, Lenovo has bunch of new desktops to add to the mix, including an all-in-one offering that is targeted at enterprise users and small form factor PCs that would work equally well at home as they would in the office. Each machine is its own beast, some of them big, some small, but all worth checking out if you're considering a new desktop in the near future.

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ASRock Beebox mini PC has an Intel Cherry Trail SoC

ASRock Beebox mini PC has an Intel Cherry Trail SoC

There are many reasons that a person might settle for a PC that takes up less space even though the performance of that PC isn't what you would consider powerful. Sometimes a machine that takes up little space is the most important thing. One of the smallest PCs that you can currently get your hands on is the new AS Rock Beebox. The machine uses an Intel Cherry Trial processor under the hood of its tiny 0.6L chassis.

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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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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 unveils new Latitude series notebooks, rugged laptop

Dell unveils new Latitude series notebooks, rugged laptop

Dell has introduced quite a few products this week, not the least of which is a slew of new Latitude business laptops, with several models being set to arrive spanning a roster of different features and specs. Included among them is the new Latitude 14 Rugged, a durable laptop expanding the company's rugged portfolio.

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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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Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition gaming PC includes liquid cooling

Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition gaming PC includes liquid cooling

Digital Storm has introduced a new beast of a gaming machine, the Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition. The mouthful title aside, the new computer is a liquid-cooled offering the maker says is designed to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Battle Box standard. The machine is available now for under $5,000.

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Lenovo Fiscal Q1 figures show strong mobile and PC sales

Lenovo Fiscal Q1 figures show strong mobile and PC sales

It is all good news for Lenovo based on its financial reports for the first fiscal quarter of the year which ended June 30. Not only has it beat all odds and ended up with a net profit significantly higher than what analysts estimated, its PC business also managed to stay on top, not to mention profitable, during a period of lull in the entire industry. It is quite telling, however, that Lenovo declares that for the first time, it has sold more smartphones ever than PCs, bulk of which went to its chief market of China.

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Intel AppUp app store finally put to rest

Intel AppUp app store finally put to rest

After almost four years of existence spent mostly on ignominy, Intel is shuttering its customized AppUp app marketplace that probably very few know about. The official statement is that the company wants to focus its resources on platform innovation, but it's not hard to see some business common sense coming into play as well.

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MadCatz R.A.T Tournament Edition gaming mouse arrives next month

MadCatz R.A.T Tournament Edition gaming mouse arrives next month

MadCatz has announced a new gaming mouse for both PC and Mac, the RAT Tournament Edition. With this new offering, which looks decidedly akin to a 90's era Transformer toy, MadCatz is promising a combination of high performance and ultra-lightweight design, both of which work together to make an uninhibited peripheral for those serious about their gaming efforts.

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