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Steer Clear of These Items in September

September can be a tricky time to get a deal. If you can hold out and want to save, it's better to avoid splurging on popular electronic items now. Find out which ones here.

Kiss Your PC Goodbye

Your desktop -- and maybe even the shiny new laptop that you bought a few months ago -- are dinosaurs. The "good enough" computing revolution that has nudged consumers-on-the-go toward smartphones and tablets is taking its toll on the box business.

Reports of the PC's Death Greatly Exaggerated

Personal computer sales fell 1.1% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2010, according to industry research firm Gartner, but while its report lists a few possible reasons for the decline, none are compelling, and the drop is unlikely to presage a serious decline in PC sales.

Samsung Goes Thin in Its Laptop War With Apple

Samsung is out to boost its laptop sales by 80% this year, and key to that effort will be its supersvelte 9 Series notebook. Aimed directly at Apple's MacBook Air, the notebook is a move to refocus on high-end gear -- with a high-end price to match.

Intel Will Have to Prove Itself All Over Again in 2011

2010 hasn't been a happy year for Intel. Its stock is up just 2% compared to the Nasdaq's 17% rise, and there's a growing sense that the explosive growth of smartphones and tablets will shrink the market for the PC chips that produce three-quarters of Intel's revenue. But the chip giant has a plan.

Toshiba Recalls 41,000 Laptops for Burn Hazard

Toshiba Corp. is recalling about 41,000 laptop computers because the computers may overheat, causing the area where the A/C adapter connects to the computer to melt and possibly burn.

India Develops $35 'Laptop'

India's Ministry of Human Resource Development says it has developed a $35 computing device and is in the process of finding manufacturers for it.

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Thinner Is Better: Sleeker Laptops Coming Soon

Chipmakers such as Intel are launching cheaper power-sipping chips that could bring thinner and lighter laptops to the masses. As a result, you can expect to see a larger selection of slender laptops on store shelves this summer.