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Inspiron 3000 Touch all-in-one computer is $159 off at Dell

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This all-in-one desktop is ideal for streaming video and video chatting.
This all-in-one desktop is ideal for streaming video and video chatting.

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TL;DR: The versatile Inspiron 3000 Touch all-in-one is $159 off, meaning you pay just $529.99 for the desktop system.

The Inspiron 3000 Touch truly is an all-in-one machine. It’s a whole desktop system in one compact packaging — plus, it has a touchscreen. All these perks sound like they might cost you a lot, but you can grab the Inspiron 3000 Touch on sale for $529.99 at Dell, a price drop of $159.

This 22-inch desktop has advanced streaming, making it ideal for watching video or chatting. It features a Full HD, wide-angle IPS touchscreen display with a pop-up webcam. (We weren’t lying about it being great for video chatting.) 

In addition to its display, the Touch features a 1TB hard drive and Intel Core i3 processor. While you might be inclined to hook up some external speakers, you don’t necessarily need to. This desktop is equipped with Dell Cinema, giving you boosted volume and clarified tones for high-quality sound.

Reduce the clutter on your desk and opt for this all-in-one computer. Grab the Inspiron 3000 Touch at Dell for $529.99.

Save $800 on a 21.5-inch Apple iMac with this incredible deal

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Join the Apple bandwagon at a fraction of the cost.
Join the Apple bandwagon at a fraction of the cost.

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TL;DR: The coveted iMac computer rarely sees any discounts, but you can grab one in the Mashable Shop for just $349 if you don’t mind a pre-loved model.

The recently concluded WWDC 2019 unveiled a lot of things. For starters, there’s going to be a new and improved Music app (RIP iTunes, you will be missed), new OS updates for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, new Memojis. But the talk of the night was undoubtedly the brand spanking new Mac Pro, which reportedly has a price tag of an astounding $5,999.

That hefty cost is supposedly warranted, though. It boasts 1.5 terabytes of RAM, a powerful graphics card, multiple expansion slots, and a host of other cool features. Not bad for a device that essentially looks like a monstrous cheese grater.

But while owning such a device is the stuff of dreams, it’s hard to justify that extraneous sticker price when a certified refurbished Apple iMac is available on sale. Sure, it might not be as powerful as the new Mac Pro, but it’s still very much capable, and again — it’s on sale.

Don’t be put off by the word refurbished. This iMac boasts a 21.5-inch HD LED glossy widescreen display, a wallop of processing power for next-level multitasking, and an impressive 250 GB SATA hard drive for housing all your essential data. It has a built-in ATI Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor to accommodate high-octane games, and the design comes with an adjustable aluminum stand so you can get the perfect viewing angle with every use.

Most importantly, it can be yours for a fraction of what you’d pay for a new one, so you’ll go home a winner here.

Normally retailing for $1,199, a certified refurbished Apple iMac can be yours for only $379. That’s a savings of a 68%.

This year’s Computex was a wild ride with dueling chip releases, new laptops and 467 startups

After a relatively quiet show last year, Computex picked up the pace this year, with dueling chip launches by rivals AMD and Intel and a slew of laptop releases from Asus, Qualcomm, Nvidia, Lenovo and other companies.

Founded in 1981, the trade show, which took place last week from May 28 to June 1, is one of the ICT industry’s largest gatherings of OEMs and ODMs. In recent years, the show’s purview has widened, thanks to efforts by its organizers, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council and Taipei Computer Association, to attract two groups: high-end computer customers, such as hardcore gamers, and startups looking for investors and business partners. This makes for a larger, more diverse and livelier show. Computex’s organizers said this year’s event attracted 42,000 international visitors, a new record.

Though the worldwide PC market continues to see slow growth, demand for high-performance computers is still being driven by gamers and the popularity of esports and live-streaming sites like Twitch. Computex, with its large, elaborate booths run by brands like Asus’ Republic of Gaming, is a popular destination for many gamers (the show is open to the public, with tickets costing NTD $200, or about $6.40), and began hosting esport competitions a few years ago.

People visit the ASUS stand during Computex at Nangang exhibition centre in Taipei on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Chris STOWERS / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS STOWERS/AFP/Getty Images)

The timing of the show, formally known as the Taipei International Information Technology Show, at the end of May or beginning of June each year, also gives companies a chance to debut products they teased at CES or preview releases for other shows later in the year, including E3 and IFA.

One difference between Computex now and ten (or maybe even just five) years ago is that the increasing accessibility of high-end PCs means many customers keep a close eye on major announcements by companies like AMD, Intel and Nvidia, not only to see when more powerful processors will be available but also because of potential pricing wars. For example, many gamers hope competition from new graphic processor units from AMD will force Nvidia to bring down prices on its popular but expensive GPUs.

The Battle of the Chips

The biggest news at this year’s Computex was the intense rivalry between AMD and Intel, whose keynote presentations came after a very different twelve months for the two competitors.

Get an extra 25% off the Private Internet Access VPN with this code

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Save 25% on Private Internet Access VPN this weekend.
Save 25% on Private Internet Access VPN this weekend.

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The fact that there’s a multitude of potential threats to your personal information whenever you connect to the internet isn’t really a surprise these days. It actually might be more shocking that you’re not using a VPN yet to protect your data — including your location (creepy) and other sensitive information (like your credit card data or your SSN).

If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, there’s no better time than the present to do so: Private Internet Access VPN is a PCMag Editor’s Choice service that’s on sale in the Mashable Shop — and for a limited time, you can use coupon code WEEKEND25 for an extra 25% off. 

Because it’s highly unlikely you’ll stop using the internet (or those ultra-convenient and really risky public Wi-Fi connections), it’s inevitable that you’ll encounter all sorts of digital riffraff. From aggressive advertising to data mining, viruses to spyware, and of course, classic hackers, it’s key to take proactive means to protect your browsing. A VPN routes your traffic through an encrypted tunnel — so there’s no snooping on your network or your activities. 

Private Internet Access does everything you could want from a VPN: it masks your identity and location, unblocks geo-restricted websites, all while still allowing you to surf the web at blazing fast speeds. It also utilizes powerful Blowfish CBC encryption to keep your data utterly secure and provides unlimited bandwidth, so you can entertain yourself or do work without restraints.

Unlike other VPN services, Private Internet Access abides by a strict no-logging policy — meaning everything you do is totally anonymous. You can also block irritating ads, trackers, and malware with the new MACE feature — and even block unwanted connections with an advanced firewall.

Plus, you can access more than 3,300+ servers in 32 countries at any time for fast service when you need it. There are three different subscription options for Private Internet Access VPN:

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