CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • Intel To Launch Pair of 50-Watt Xeons Monday
    Chip maker Intel is set to launch new, more efficient quad-core Xeon processors on Monday, working to gain additional leverage in a marketplace that has been hungry for greater performance but averse to lots of electricity consumption.
  • Cooling Advances, Partners Help HP Pass IBM In Blades
    Hewlett-Packard's vice president, enterprise Storage and Servers, TSG Americas, Chuck Smith told solution providers attending CMP's Soltuion Provider XChnge in San Diego that advances in power and cooling and a reliance on solution providers helped the vendor leapfrog IBM into the lead in blade servers.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Peripherals
    According to exclusive research by CRN and The NPD Group, here are the Channel Best-Sellers in Multifunction Printers, Color Laser Printers, Document Scanners, PC Projectors, Desktop LCDs and UPSes.
  • Nvidia Unveils New High-End Graphics Cards
    Nvidia this week unveiled a new unified architecture for its Quadro series of graphics cards that the company claims makes the greatest technological leap in its history.
  • HP Sees Huge Linux Desktop Deals
    Hewlett-Packard is closing custom deals for thousands of desktop PCs running Linux, which has the company assessing the possibility of offering factory-loaded Linux systems, an HP executive said.
  • AMD CEO: OEM-Channel Inventory Glitch Will Hurt Sales
    Advanced Micro Devices will endure another disappointing financial quarter because of "glitches" in balancing OEM and channel demand, but the chip maker will bounce back in the second half, CEO Hector Ruiz said Monday.
  • Review: The Motherboard Of All Overclockers
    When it comes to overclocking, Nvidia's nForce 680i SLI motherboard will squeeze the most clock cycles out of Intel's Core 2 Extreme, Core 2, Pentium 4 and Celeron D chips.
  • Case Closed: MonCaso Has The Look
    System builders had few options when dull, beige desktops were the norm. But today's PCs are much sleeker. Fortunately for system builders, Moneual Lab's MonCaso 932B enclosure provides a look that's far from ordinary.
  • MFPs: Beyond the Hardware Sale
    Since opening its doors in 1974 as a small office-supply store, reseller Cannon IV has managed to evolve its business model to survive three decades of change in the printing and imaging market.

  • VARBusiness Tech Watch
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • Slide Show: Color MFPs For Less
    Talk about multitasking: More and more, VARs are using their multifunction printer sales as a springboard for selling document-management and other related solutions.
  • Cooling Vendor Turns Up Channel Heat
    SprayCool, a founding member of the Green Grid consortium, is turning up the heat on its channel outreach for its eponymous liquid cooling technology for servers.
  • AMD Announces New ATI Chipset For Windows Vista
    AMD has announced a new ATI-based chipset that is optimized for Windows Vista and offers support for 3-D graphics, Aero user interface, and built-in support for DVI and HTMI as well as Direct X9. The 690 chipset will be available on motherboards beginning in March.