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Great new PCs and Macs for Mother's Day

Get mom a new laptop, hybrid, or even a desktop, thanks to these new systems from Dell, Microsoft, Apple, and others.

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Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2015)

The latest and greatest MacBook is hitting stores later this month. It's the slimmest and lightest MacBook ever, and comes in cool iPhone-like colors, including gold.

See more gift ideas in our Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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HP Stream 11

For basic Web surfing and movie watching, this $199 mini-laptop more than does the job. Even better, it has a very long-lasting battery, so it doesn't have to sit tethered to the wall.

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Microsoft Surface 3

A slick Surface hybrid for less, this new version starts at just $499, but keeps a lot of the high-end design from the Surface Pro line.

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Apple Mac Mini

A basic desktop that looks good and fits nearly anywhere. This $499 box is great for video streaming, Web surfing or using Apple's suite of OS X app for photo and video curating.

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Acer Chromebook 15

This new Chromebook has a big 15-inch screen, but runs the simple Google Chrome operating system, basically just an always on Chrome Web browser, so it's safe for even a computing novice to use.

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Asus Transformer Book Chi T300

A pull-apart hybrid with sharp style but a very reasonable price, the T300 Chi uses Intel's new Core M chips, which means the tablet half of this combo is slim and fanless.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

Never worry about mom misplacing her tablet stylus. The new AnyPen technology built into this Yoga tablet line works with any metallic object, such as a paperclip, hairpin or even a graphite pencil.

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