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Upgrade Dad with a new PC for Father's Day

Ready for the real world, or at least graduate school? These laptops and desktops are fun but functional.

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Dan Ackerman

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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2013)

The flagship MacBook Pro retains its very high screen resolution, which results in crisper text and clearer photos (2,560x1,600 pixels for the 13-inch model, 2,880x1,800 for the 15-inch model).

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Asus Zenbook UX301

The Zenbook was one of the first laptops to truly embrace the ultrabook vibe, with slim, tapered metal shells, and lids that stood out from the crowd with a circular pattern that some say resembled rippling water. Here the same effect is generated not in aluminum, but but under a Gorilla Glass 3 lid, over a dark blue background.

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Acer Iconia W4-820-2466

If dad wants the entertainment vibe of an iPad, but needs workday Windows software, the real deciding factor among Win 8 tablets is the eight-hour-plus battery life in the Acer W4.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

An all-business laptop with just enough style, the X1 Carbon will fit in at any board room or conference room, while still looking slightly cool at the coffee shop.

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Apple Mac Pro

The Mac Pro is more computer than most people need. But if dad wants a great desktop showpiece, or he does a lot of HD (or 4K) video editing, it's a gift he won't soon forget.

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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

The Yoga 2 Pro is a high-end hybrid features an ultra-high-res 13.3-inch display with a native resolution of 3,200x1,800 pixels, plus a body that folds and twists into a variety of positions.

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