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First impressions of the Windows 8 Acer W510 tablet

Acer announces the new W510 tablet PC, complete with a Bluetooth keyboard dock, 10-point capacitive touch for Windows 8, and a carrying case.
Computing

Microsoft Points out, real money in with Windows 8 launch

No more Microsoft Points! Microsoft's unpopular virtual currency system will be phased out in favor of real money prices on Windows 8.
Computing

10 essential features for every travel laptop

All laptops are portable, but not all are built for long-distance travel. Here are 10 important factors to consider when shopping for a laptop that's bound for the road.
Buying Guides

PC ports explained: Get to know the back of your computer

From newcomers like DisplayPort to old standards like USB and dying breeds like FireWire, here’s a quick and dirty guide to every port on your new PC.
Computing

Which type of device is best for Windows 8?

By turning the traditional mouse-and-keyboard paradigm on its head, Windows 8 will open the door for a diverse array of new devices, and retooled old ones. But which will work best?
Buying Guides

Everything you need to know about laptop displays

From dot pitch to contrast ratios, here’s what you need to pick a display that pops.
Computing

Are Ultrabooks already dead, or just waiting to arrive?

Intel's Ultrabooks make PCs slim and powerful to compete with tablets — but, so far, few are buying. Are Ultrabooks dead…or just not here yet?
Computing

Microsoft announces a pair of Windows 8 events

Microsoft will be holding two events this month, one on October 25 for Windows 8's arrival, and the other on October 29 for Windows Phone 8.
Computing

First impressions of the Windows 8 Acer Iconia W700 tablet

Acer announces its latest tablet, the Iconia W700, complete with a cradle dock, Bluetooth keyboard, and of course, Windows 8 compatibility.
Computing

Why vinyl and cassettes should stay dead and hipster analog revivalism should join them

There’s a good reason that 8-tracks, rotary telephones and tube TVs all went to the landfill: They suck compared to what we have today. And no amount of reimagining history will make them any cooler.
Computing

Too much of a good thing? How HP made a mockery of Envy

HP’s Envy brand used to be the Cadillac of the computing world, before it started stamping it on everything in sight.
Apple

Xbox Music launches alongside Windows 8 on Oct. 26

Xbox Music, Microsoft's Spotify competitor raised from the ashes of Zune, will launch alongside Windows 8 at the end of the month.