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PCs, laptops and tablets to pick up this Spring

Finding the right computer or tablet is tricky. We make it easy by rounding up the best out there this season.

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Dell XPS 13 (Gold Edition)

A new high-end addition to the XPS 13 family, this new model keeps the barely there screen bezel and adds a touch of bling with a gold-colored aluminum body. It also features a new, faster processor that beats out most other 13-inch laptops.

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Razer Blade Stealth and Core

This very slim, very light laptop looks and feels like a gaming rig, yet is actually closer to something like a MacBook Air. But once you add the new Core extension -- an external box that holds a powerful desktop graphics card -- it becomes almost as powerful as a full-size gaming desktop.

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Origin PC Chronos

This is one of the smallest desktops able to handle the very high system requirements of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets. It's not cheap, but it is incredibly customizable, especially for such a small system.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

An upscale, professional-feeling version of the popular Yoga hybrid, this is also going to be one of the very first laptops to feature an OLED display, similar to the extra clear, extra bright screens found on the most-expensive high-end televisions.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S

Unlike Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy phones and tablets, this is a full Windows 10 hybrid, and a very slim and powerful one at that. It'll be thinner and lighter than an iPad Pro, and use the same AMOLED screens as the Galaxy phones. Unlike the Microsoft Surface series of hybrids, this one includes the keyboard cover required for a laptop-like experience.

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Huawei Matebook

The Huawei Matebook is a skinny Windows 10 tablet PC with a sleek aluminum design. It wins the non-existent competition for Coolest Stylus thanks to its digital pen. In addition to the ability to write and draw on the screen, it has a built-in laser pointer for presentations (or playing with your cat).

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Apple iPad Pro 9.7

If the iPad Pro is up your alley, but you can't imagine lugging around a 12-inch tablet, Apple just made the perfect compromise for you.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has all the high-end features the bigger model boasts, like a sharp, colorful screen and Pencil compatibility. It also offers a few additional perks, like ambient light sensors that detect a room's color temperature.

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