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ASUS Chromebox 4 detailed – works with up to 3x 4K displays

ASUS Chromebox 4 detailed – works with up to 3x 4K displays

ASUS announced a new Chrome OS desktop machine today with the ASUS Chromebox 4. This device works with a 10th gen Intel processor, Google Play (with Android apps aplenty), and a compact form factor. The best part about this machine is its relatively low price - right around $290 USD.

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Desktop PC sales drop again as tablets, Chromebooks fly

Desktop PC sales drop again as tablets, Chromebooks fly

2020 will definitely be remembered for the drastic, sometimes very negative, changes that happened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected all quarters and industries around the world, though not all in the same way. The PC market, for example, has found a bit of reprieve after years of slumping sales and profits. But while PC shipments have gone up, not all categories enjoy that same growth and the computers normally associated with the term "PC" are actually still in the red, perhaps even more than before.

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Apple Event today: Our most far-fetched expectations

Apple Event today: Our most far-fetched expectations

This morning we're looking at what to expect from Apple's One More Thing event later today. The Apple Silicon Macs are almost certainly set to be the main attraction today, complete with ever-so-slight redesigns of hardware and big changes to the capabilities of the software and processing therein. But what else might Apple show? What other products might've been hidden so exceedingly well by Apple that we've barely seen them reported as leaks in the recent past?

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MINISFORUM X35G Review: The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux Experience

MINISFORUM X35G Review: The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux Experience

Although not as common as towering desktops, the mini PC form factor has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years as consumers looked towards more general-purpose home computers. These relatively tiny PCs, however, are not exactly known for their performance and power, leaning more towards space-savings and power-efficiency, enough for basic computing tasks.

MINISFORUM, however, has long been trying to move away from such stereotypes with the likes of the H31G and its discrete NVIDIA GPU. With the MINISFORUM X35G, the company takes things in a slightly different direction, cramming in Intel's latest CPU generation and data storage tech to turn the small box into a capable workstation.

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Acer ConceptD 7, 7 Pro stay classy while 300 desktop gets RTX 3070

Acer ConceptD 7, 7 Pro stay classy while 300 desktop gets RTX 3070

The Acer ConceptD 7 and ConceptD 7 Pro notebooks joined the Concept D 300 desktop this morning for a big creative reveal. These machines are part of the "creator" aimed line of Acer products, designed to look good and provide processing power aplenty. Because they're so high-end, they carry price tags the likes of which you won't really see elsewhere in the Acer product lineup revealed today.

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Alienware upgrades Aurora R11 with RTX 30-series, launches 3 new monitors

Alienware upgrades Aurora R11 with RTX 30-series, launches 3 new monitors

Following some teases it made last month, Alienware is back today with more details about its incoming gaming products. Today, Alienware announced some pretty substantial upgrades for the existing Aurora 11 desktop and the Area-51m gaming laptop. In addition, the company is also launching three new gaming monitors that are top-end both in terms of feature sets and pricing.

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Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkStations can now have Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkStations can now have Ubuntu Linux pre-installed

While the year of the Linux Desktop remains a dream, awareness and adoption of this open source operating system has perhaps never been better. That's partly thanks to companies like Canonical that push Linux not only to businesses but also to consumers. The latter, however, would probably prefer not to have to install Linux themselves on their new laptops or desktops. With the latest fruit of the collaboration between the Ubuntu maker and Lenovo, they won't have to, presuming they're buying a new ThinkPad or ThinkStation.

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MINISFORUM H31G Mini PC comes with a discrete GPU and some caveats

MINISFORUM H31G Mini PC comes with a discrete GPU and some caveats

When it comes to PCs, power is most often associated with size. After all, you can't really escape the laws of physics so the more power you need, the more and bigger components you need. That said, you might not actually really need all that power and some desktops try to make a compromise in size, performance, and price. The MINISFORUM H31G Mini PC is one such example and, depending on your needs, it might actually hit the sweet spot even for some gamers.

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Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Today you'll be able to access the next big update to Apple's desktop operating system. This is macOS Big Sur, an update to the desktop space for users that wish to check said major changes out before they're sent to all Apple computers post-beta. For now, we're in Public Beta, which means it's probably OK to give the software a whirl, but it's still BETA - which can mean there MAY be issues.

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Microsoft Edge URL bar crash issue fixed: How to update

Microsoft Edge URL bar crash issue fixed: How to update

Microsoft Edge web browser had a bit of an issue with its primary URL bar system that caused the application to crash. Every time you tried to start entering a URL into the address bar, the web browser would crash. Now, it would seem, enough users have complained about the issue that Microsoft's dev team on Edge have taken care of said issue.

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Dell XPS Desktop PC gets a sleek and thoughtful 2020 redesign

Dell XPS Desktop PC gets a sleek and thoughtful 2020 redesign

Dell has redesigned its XPS Desktop PC and, while notebooks may get the most attention these days, it's a reminder that style and attention to detail isn't just important when you're mobile. Smaller but more powerful than its predecessor, the new XPS Desktop offers up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9K processors.

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PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

After years of declining shipment figures, the traditional PC market, made up of desktops, notebooks, and tablet computers that aren't Chromebooks and iPads, have finally seen a tiny bit of growth in the second quarter of the year. Almost tragically, that growth happened only because the world was plunged into a period of uncertainty, change, and a pandemic. But while the world's PC makers may be delighted to finally see some positive numbers, both Gartner and IDC seem to agree that it's not going to last.

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