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Careful now. The new Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 is the "world's smallest desktop PC," not the world's smallest PC. Not that we're really complaining, considering how we love small things, but the Q180 is basically a thin nettop PC. You'll need to provide your own monitor and human-sized keyboard.
 
How do you extend the life of the Xbox 360, a console that's nearly six-years-old and basically runs on PC architecture? If you're Microsoft, you might let hundreds of millions of Windows 8 users play Xbox 360 games right on their PCs.
 
There's no denying the fact that Apple's MacBook Pro notebooks are sleek and sexy slabs of aluminum and glass that make rival PC notebooks appear cheap and flimsy. Guess what? We went hands-on with Sony's new VAIO S Series laptops and we got to say, they bring sexy back to PC notebooks, without skimping on performance.
 
What computer is all glass and aluminum and looks sexy as hell? No, it's not an iMac; it's this "L3P D3SK" made by a fella named Peter from the Netherlands. Yep, he shoved an entire computing rig directly into a desk. In terms of style points, the L3P D3SK beats the pants off this PC in a desk.
 
The Raspberry Pi is one tiny computer that's actually functional enough for modern use. It doesn't get any more barebones than a little circuit board with a 700MHz ARM 11 processor, a USB port, an HDMI port and an install of Ubuntu Linux.

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