CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • Phenom Triple-Core Processors Get To Builders
    AMD makes available three new Phenom triple-core desktop processors as part of its packaging of high-definition computing platforms aimed at both enthusiasts and mainstream media users.
  • HP Introduces Green Initiatives, Recycled Printer
    The HP Eco Highlights label will tell customers the environmental attributes of a product or service, starting with the company's printer line and then eventually expanding to its entire portfolio.
  • Xerox Rolls Out Five Printers For SMBs
    Xerox expanded its portfolio of document imaging solutions for the small business and midmarket customer with the release of five new products in the laser printer and MFP spaces.
  • Review: Nokia N95 8GB
    Is Nokia's N95 a phone with a camera, a camera with a phone, or a media player that lets you stream video calls? The Test Center examines the device to see what gives.
  • Handling Blade Server Objections
    Rob Wolfe, founder and executive director of Avcom Technologies Inc., a solution provider in Sunnyvale, Calif., on how to overcome the challenges of selling blade servers to midmarket customers:
  • Getting Started In Midmarket Blade Server Market
    Jay Tipton, owner and vice president of business solutions at Fort Wayne, Ind.-based solution provider Technology Specialists, and a director on the board at the Computing Technology Industry Association, on getting into the midmarket blade server market:
  • Super Micro, IBM and Dell take the midmarket blade server challenge


    Blades Of Glory
    When CRN Test Center reviewers first set out to examine midmarket blade servers, much of the rhetoric in the space revolved around claims and counterclaims by giants IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. Each company claimed to offer the best solution for midmarket blades, and the invective between the two was more heated than the racks of dense servers each could plug into a wall.
  • Grappling With The Challenges Of Vista's Battery Life
    In the months after Microsoft Corp. began shipping notebook PCs with Windows Vista installed--and even during Vista beta-testing phases--many users complained about poor battery performance. Before long, a memo began spreading that the flashy Aero Glass user interface was to blame.
  • Chip giant pushes into Internet device and ultramobile personal computer space


    The Atom-ic Intel
    All of IT is moving more of its day-to-day work toward the edge of the network, and Intel Corp. is seeking to move more of its resources there as well--clearly positioning its new Atom lineup of low-power processors to take advantage of that growth potential. And the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker believes the channel will play a big role.
  • Churning up IT spending this year: war, a tough economy and a presidential election


    The Perfect Storm
    War, recession and politics. This year is shaping up to be a perfect storm of uncertainty for vendors and public sector VARs.
  • Bake-Off: Eight Color Printers Put Through The Paces
    Of all the major segments in IT, the printer space remains one of the most expansive and competitive. While consolidation in the software and PC spaces has continued apace over the past year, the printer industry is as broad as ever—and choices remain as complex when it comes to color printing.