Top Desktops and All-in-Ones: Holiday Guide 2011

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DesktopReview’s Holiday Guide: Our Top Five Desktops and All-in-One Picks! 
All right, maybe it’s a bit too early to start singing the Chipmunks’ Christmas songs, but it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about what you want – and want to give – for Christmas! It’s only five more weeks until the big day, and if you want to jump in and take advantage of the best deals, now’s the perfect time to get started.

Hi-Def Tri-Def: Is 3D All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
One of the biggest pushes this upcoming holiday season is in the realm of 3D. Have you ever considered buying a 3D-capable desktop, display or all-in-one? Do you know the difference between active shutter glasses and polarized filters? How about which graphics card to pick up in order to run your favorite games in an all new dimension? Read on to find out the differences and discover if 3D is really all it’s cracked up to be.

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Is an HTPC Too Much PC For Your HT?
Many consumers are enthralled with the idea of bringing downloaded, streaming and other Internet content out of their offices and into their living rooms. The problem? Home theater PCs (HTPCs) are often costly, complicated, and eyesores compared to most home theater equipment. One popular solution is the smart TV box. They’re cheap, easy, and so small they’re almost invisible. Check out one of our preferred models – it’ll get your favorite content onto your big screen for less than a hundred bucks.

Top Tips For Keeping Your New PC in Tip-Top Shape
If you’re getting a new computer this Christmas, whether it’s a gift to you orfrom you, there are a few things to keep in mind. With limited exceptions, most new PCs ship with what is commonly called “bloatware” – a number of applications pre-installed by your manufacturer as a secondary source of income. On the upside, these pre-installs save you money by making PCs more affordable. On the downside, they can be invasive with pop-ups everywhere and sometimes even slow your computer down. Not to worry – with our new PC guide, we cover how to keep your new machine in tip-top shape.

Check out DesktopReview’s How-Tos and Tutorials!
The world of computers can be a confusing place. Windows 7, Windows 8, AMD, Intel, HDD, SSD, PC, OS X…the list goes on and on. Don’t freak out – we’re here to help! Our how-tos can show you how to download Windows 7 or Windows 8 and install it on your new or old PC, free of charge! Maybe you want to replace your computer’s instant-on OS with something more functional, like Google’s Chrome? Or maybe you just want to know how much RAM you really need. We cover all this and more, so take a look!