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Build this killer AMD-based Windows 8.1 PC for less than $1000

Forget about Intel; this powerful PC build packs AMD hardware under the hood.

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Cyber Monday deals: 15 more decent PC buys from the seedy discount jungle

Black Friday may be gone, but the deals keep coming, particularly for PC users.

The little computer that could: Raspberry Pi passes 2 million mark

As it turns out, millions of people have a sweet tooth for the deliciously affordable Raspberry Pi.

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The PC makers' battle against Microsoft's Surface, in their own words

HP CEO Meg Whitman is just the latest to publicly lament Microsoft's decision to compete against its partners with the Surface tablet.

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PC sales continue to plunge, but the drop is less steep

IDC and Gartner report that the PC market continued downhill during the third quarter, although IDC, at least, reported sales were better than expected.

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Lockdown: How to secure your PC without going crazy

Digital privacy is within your grasp with this practical beginner's guide to encryption.

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Nvidia's outrageously high-end 'Battlebox' PCs focus on compromise-free 4K gaming

Nvidia's Battleboxes are the polar opposites of Valve's Steam Machines: big, bulky, and unabashedly high-end.

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Chinese Lenovo

A tale of two Lenovos: How the company thrives in China

Consumers outside of China don't think of Lenovo much beyond laptops, but in that country the company has a wide reach. Explore the hidden—and larger—side of Lenovo.

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Build the ultimate Windows 8 home-theater PC for under $500

Forget about Roku, Chromecast, or any other set-top trick: The best way to control your home theater is still with a PC. Here's how to do it for cheap.

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How to solve the 10 most common tech support problems yourself

PC trouble? Try fixing the problem yourself with some advice from tech-support experts.

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