Top 10 crowd-funded PCs: How Silicon Valley's heirs are building the next great computer


[We’ve updated our Top 10 list for 2016, as one of our noteworthy previous entries, Jolla, has decided to end its tablet run.]

Though the PC market is no longer seen as the massive growth industry it once (recently) was, that hasn’t stopped budding entrepreneurs from trying to shake things up via crowd-funded projects (even if they may not seem as sexy as other tech-related devices).

With the drastic reduction in parts costs (sometimes including reliance on a free operating system like Linux) and the ability for small firms to lower manufacturing costs, you no longer need to be an Apple or HP to produce a computer that looks professional. Thanks to crowd-funding…

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