We've rounded up a half dozen laptops, desktops, tablets and hybrids that showcase some of the amazing leaps -- and a few of the disappointments -- that the PC market delivered in 2014.
These portable PCs make excellent gifts, even if just for yourself.
One of our favorite gaming laptops get a sharp 4K display that will make all kinds of content look better, although it's a bit of a tease, as you can't actually crank most games up to that resolution.
Transformer Book Flips are $299 courtesy of Monday's 12 Days of Deals.
As part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals, the first 50 people who buy the notebook at their local Microsoft store will get it for even less -- $199.
These budget systems cost as little a a Chromebook, but run full windows 8.
HP's Stream series expands with new clamshells and tablets, from $99 or £100.
The HP Stream 11 aims to be a cloud-focused laptop, much like a Chromebook, but with the added utility of Windows 8. It's a rock-bottom budget laptop, so don't get your hopes up, but the battery life is impressive.
The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.
The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a budget hybrid that skips the more-common fold-back or button-clasp hinges and instead attaches its screen via a magnetic connection. It shares the same hardware limitations as other small hybrids, but can be easier to use.