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2015 Dell XPS 15

2015 Dell XPS 15

The powerful XPS 15 finally gets the excellent XPS 13’s nearly borderless display. It also has a USB Type-C port, up to a 4K touchscreen, up to Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB HDD/SSD and optional NVIDIA GTX 960M GPU. Available soon for $999+.

Acer Revo Build Modular Mini PC

Acer Revo Build Modular Mini PC

The Acer Revo Build’s modules – a wireless charger, a speaker and a GPU with more on the way – can be stacked and hot-swapped on and off the base unit. Each module also has a standard connection for use with other PCs. Drops Q4 2015 for ~$200+.

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What Do Machines Sing of?

What Do Machines Sing of?

Creative technologist, artist and hacker Martin Backes created this computerized installation which endlessly sings hit ballads from the ’90s, vocalizing the songs with a sort of robo-speak which expresses a tremendous sense of emotion.

Intel Compute Stick

Intel Compute Stick

The Intel Compute Stick is a full-fledged Windows 8.1 computer in an extremely compact form. It has an HDMI connector, 64-bit Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, a USB port, a microSD slot, and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Steam-powered PC

Steam-powered PC

ThinkGeek grabbed a low-hanging fruit for one of its April Fools’ jokes, conceptualizing a Steam Machine that actually runs on steam. All you need is coal and water. The steampunk controller looks sweet.

Maingear DRIFT Gaming PC

Maingear DRIFT Gaming PC

With up to a Core i7-4790K CPU and GeForce GTX 980 or Radeon R9 290X GPU, the DRIFT is a powerful STEAM Machine and gaming PC in a compact package. It can handle 4K visuals, and it looks stellar with the automotive paint upgrade.

2015 Dell XPS 13

2015 Dell XPS 13

Dell’s XPS line has reached its white swan moment. The new XPS 13 is a stunner, with thin bezels on its 1080p display and carbon fiber on its case. It lasts up to 15h per charge and has a 3200×1800 touchscreen upgrade option.

Lenovo LaVie

Lenovo LaVie

The Lenovo LaVie are incredibly lightweight yet durable 13″ laptops. The HZ550 weighs just 1.72lb., while the hybrid HZ750 weighs 2.04lb (the current 13″ MacBook Air weighs 2.96lb). Drops 5/15 for $1299/$1499.

MSI GT80 Titan

MSI GT80 Titan

The MSI GT80 Titan has a real mechanical keyboard, an 18.4″ 1080p screen, a 2.4Ghz Intel Core i7 CPU, 32GB RAM and two NVIDIA GTX980M in SLI. Its memory and storage drives can be replaced via the plate above the keyboard.

ASUS ET2323

ASUS ET2323

The ASUS ET2323 is a cutting edge all-in-one PC. It has a 23″ 16:9 1080p touchscreen, a base with built-in Qi wireless charger and NFC chip, a TV antenna jack, HDMI in, HDMi out and a gesture sensor that works up to 16ft away.

MSI AG270 2Q AIO Gaming PC

MSI AG270 2Q AIO Gaming PC

If an all-in-one gaming PC doesn’t sound like an oxymoron to you, check out MSI’s AG270 2QC and 2QE. Both have 27″ 1080p (with optional touch panel) screens, Yamaha audio, 4th gen Core i7 CPUs and NVIDIA’s new GTX 900M GPUs.

Apple iMac with Retina Display

Apple iMac with Retina Display
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Designed with creative pros in mind, the 27″ Retina iMac has a crazy 5120×2800 screen – 67% more pixels than a 4K display. Has a 3.5GHz Core i5 or 4.0GHz Core i7 CPU, Thunderbolt 2, Radeon R9 GPU and a 1TB Fusion drive.

PiixL G-Pack Gaming PC

PiixL G-Pack Gaming PC

Formerly known as Jetpack, the slim desktop PC chassis is now on Kickstarter. It works with all TV mounts and with HDTVs between 37″ to 70″. Available in three hardware packages. The bare chassis reward is exclusive to the fundraiser.

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Alienware Area-51

Alienware Area-51

The Area-51 desktop PC has an unorthodox case, designed to maximize air flow and provide easy access to ports and parts. It will work with the new Intel 8-core CPUs and DDR4 RAM, and can fit up to three full-size double-wide GPUs.

Tango PC

Tango PC

Tango packs laptop-grade hardware sans a screen and a keyboard for portability. Ideal for people with multiple HDMI displays, Tango has a 2GHz quad-core AMD CPU, Radeon HD8400 GPU, 2GB-8GB RAM and 32GB-512GB SSD.

Apple: 30 Years of Mac

Apple: 30 Years of Mac

30 years ago, Apple introduced the first Macintosh with its trademark flash and panache. Today, the Mac has been eclipsed by its smaller siblings, but it’s still the personal computer of choice for many people. Look back here.

Razer Project Christine

Razer Project Christine

Razer wants to make swapping computer parts as easy as replacing batteries on devices. Project Christine’s components are modules that can be upgraded as soon as the latest hardware comes out through a subscription service.

2013 Apple Mac Pro

2013 Apple Mac Pro

The new Mac Pro can have up to a 3GHz 8-core Intel Xeon E5 CPU (non-upgradable), 2 6GB AMD FirePro GPUs, 64GB RAM and 1TB SSD. It has 4 USB 3, 6 Thunderbolt, 2 Ethernet and an HDMI port. See how it’s made here.

PiixL Jetpack PC

PiixL Jetpack PC

A gaming PC optimized for Valve’s upcoming SteamOS. Unlike most computers, Jetpack’s internal components are arranged horizontally instead of vertically, so you can mount it behind your HDTV. Drops 1/1/14 for $1,000+.

iMirror Interactive Mirror

iMirror Interactive Mirror

Remember Corning and Microsoft’s visions of the future? Well, they’re coming true. A company called Posh View is working on the iMirror, which is basically a large touchscreen device and mirror. Another demo here.

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2013 Alienware Gaming Laptops

2013 Alienware Gaming Laptops

Alienware’s updated laptops are available in 14″, 17″ or 18″ screens. They come with metal alloy bodies, Intel’s Haswell CPUs and variable LEDs all over. Options include a 3D 1080p screen, dual GPUs and wireless HDMI.

2013 MacBook Air

2013 MacBook Air

Thanks to Intel’s new “Haswell” CPUs, the 2013 Air has better performance and battery life. The 11″ Air lasts up to 9h while the 13″ lasts up to 12h. Their storage capacities also increased, while their price got slashed by $100.

Puget Serenity PC

Puget Serenity PC

Puget System’s Serenity line of desktop computers are known for being extremely quiet – its noise levels can be as low as a barely audible 11dB – while still providing high-end performance.

Samsung Series 7 Ultra

Samsung Series 7 Ultra

Based on the Series 7 Chronos, the aluminum Ultra slims down further, while offering a full HD touch display, and 8hr. battery life. Comes w/Core i5 or i7 CPU, up to 256GB SSD, and optional 4G LTE.

2012 iMac

2012 iMac
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It’s deliciously thin, measuring only 5mm at the edges (fatter in the middle). 21.5″ or 27″ models offer Core i5/i7 CPU, NVIDIA Kepler graphics, up to 32GB RAM and an optional hybrid HDD/SSD.

Vizio All-in-One PC

Vizio All-in-One PC
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Vizio’s PCs have a strikingly sexy industrial design – flat screen all-in-one and touchscreen systems, with a matching subwoofer/power supply pod, multitouch trackpad and 2 HDMI inputs for game consoles.

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