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Is Apple's new $1,099 iMac worth it? We tested one, and it's basically a MacBook Air in desktop form, so I'd say it's a good way to get that cool design if you're mostly going to surf the web on it. 
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After writing about PC gaming at E3, I finally got around to testing this 14-inch Maingear Pulse. Basically, if you've got $2K to spend on a smaller gaming laptop, by all means get the awesome Razer Blade. If you've got $1,200 or so, this is a pretty decent compromise, and it's been upgraded to a 1080p screen.
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We dissect the dueling Microsoft and Sony E3 press conferences in both style and substance. #E3PresserDeathMatch
The sparring video-game giants face off in dueling press conferences, with Sony talking multimedia and hardware and Microsoft sticking to games.
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In this order...sony, nintendo, and microsoft. Ranking of E3 in my opinion
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While the new Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's best PC to date, it's more successful as a tablet than a laptop replacement.
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Wow, comments on CNET are vicious. I thought you wrote a well-balanced review and it was pretty thorough considering how quickly it came out. I hope y'all do a deep review later. But I guess people who like MS stuff will like it and people people who don't won't. I would like to read about an experience switching from a MS laptop to the new Surface.
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But there's a silver lining: buy the PC/Mac version now, and transfer your character to consoles later for $20.
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A processor bump and price cut are nice, but a next-gen laptop from Apple needs more updated features.
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Forget the new stuff -- there was a huge collection of vintage games and gear, plus some very rare prototypes, on display at E3 this week. 
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There actually is some PC gaming news at E3 -- Dell got tired of waiting for Steam OS and flipped its Steam Machine into the Windows-only Alienware Alpha.
CNET previews the Alienware Alpha. Find release date, prices, specs and more on CNET.
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The key selling point of the new ThinkPad 10, a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet, is not the tablet hardware itself, but the large ecosystem of optional accessories, designed to turn the slate into a laptop, desktop, or even a display kiosk. 
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Are they still planning on releasing the previously announced Chromebook Yoga 11 +Dan Ackerman? 
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Here's a little something you won't see anywhere else -- hands-on video with the Intel Core i3 Chromebook (I'd call it a prototype, really) Acer very, very briefly teased at its press event in NYC today. 
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When he's not recording jazz/funk-infused indie music, New York native Dan Ackerman is a former radio DJ turned journalist and has covered music, games, and tech for Men's Journal, SPIN, and other publications.

Dan's fourth album release is the bossa-nova-tinged 'The Futurist.' Inspired by his love for classic Brazilian jazz, from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Sergio Mendes, the album lays bossa beats over indie jazz rock, with plenty of Rhodes organs and funky basslines.

Dan is currently a Senior Editor at CNET.com and a semi-regular TV talking head on outlets including Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC News, BBC News and CBS News.
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  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Fordham University
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