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Samsung Series 7 All-in-one (Windows 8)

The Samsung Series 7 isn't the fastest, or the most fully featured midrange all-in-one, but casual PC users should consider it for its affordability and overall polish.

February 21, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 21, 2013
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Alcatel One Touch Pop S7

If the 4-inch Pop S3 is just too small for you, you may want to check out the larger S7 instead.

February 23, 2014

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Budget geek: Secrets of my cheap-tastic tech life

From a $0 standing desk to a $30-per-month smartphone plan, Crave's Amanda Kooser is exploring the less expensive side of technology.

By May 21, 2014

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Armed with a powerful processor and Amazon's exhaustive content library, the Kindle Fire HDX delivers incredible value for its price, especially for Amazon Prime members.

October 1, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 1, 2013
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Go incognito when launching Chrome on Windows

Need to keep your browsing habits private or just trying to avoid cookies? Read on to find out how you can launch Chrome into incognito automatically.

By May 26, 2014

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Amazon Mobile (Windows Phone)

Though Amazon Mobile lacks features found on other Amazon apps, it's still worth downloading for mobile shopping and price checks.

July 24, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating July 24, 2013

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Sony VAIO Signature Collection VPC-X115KX/N - 11.1 - Atom Z550 - Windows 7 Home Premium - 2 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD

Sony's bold experiment--a high-end luxury system with essentially Netbook components--makes an enviable coffee shop conversation piece, but one that includes some serious sticker shock.

November 2, 2009

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 2, 2009

MSRP: $1,499.00

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Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.

July 31, 2009

4.5 stars Editors' rating July 31, 2009
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Facebook kills the joke, labels 'satire' links

Fooled by The Onion? Facebook is labeling satirical stories to help those who get confused by fake news. Also, Best Buy appears to have spilled the beans on the Moto 360's price and specs, and Microsoft's system update causes blue-screen crashes.

By August 18, 2014

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Windows XP still alive and kicking

Though no longer supported by Microsoft, XP commanded a quarter of all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications last month.

By July 1, 2014