CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • Dell To Ship Ubuntu-loaded PCs
    Dell will start taking orders today for Linux-loaded notebooks and desktops, bringing the open source OS for PCs to the Tier 1 space.
  • Lenovo Swings To Profit In U.S.
    After three quarters of losses in the United States, Lenovo said Wednesday its U.S. business turned a profit in its fiscal fourth quarter, with notebook shipments up 29 percent year over year.
  • Backup Power With Room To Grow
    MGE Office Protection Systems this week unveiled the Pulsar MX Frame power protection system, which enables VARs to build a scalable UPS solution that can grow as a customer's power demands increase.
  • Review: Printing At Warp Speed
    SMBs looking for affordable, speedy color printing should consider the Xerox Phaser 6360, a single-pass color laser printer that offers high-speed performance at a value price.
  • Bake-Off: Four Quad-Core Servers Deliver Performance
    In the server arena, multicore processors have opened up a new world of performance and capacity for VARs. The CRN Test Center takes a close-up look at four 1U quad-core servers. See which one has the edge.
  • Review: The Best And Worst Of 5 Widescreen Displays
    At one time considered a luxury, widescreen displays are now standard fare for businesses and consumers. The CRN Test Center took a close-up look at five products from four vendors. You'll be surprised at which product came out on top.
  • GovernmentVAR of the Week: Compulink
    For any company, the word "solution" involves a combination of products and services. But New York-based Compulink goes beyond standard integration and support to offer packaged solutions to government customers
  • Falcon's new UPS line offers redundancy


    How Do You Protect A UPS?
    UPSes protect critical network infrastructure during power outages. But what can be done to protect a UPS? Falcon Electric aims to address that issue with its new FN Series of parallel N+1 redundant UPSes.
  • Servers That'll Give You An 'In' To Small Businesses
    Entry-level servers may seem like small fries, but such servers represent a major opportunity for continuing services and support, as well as a chance to get in on the ground floor with companies that may turn out to be the next Google or Microsoft.
  • A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors


    Tech Watch
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • 2007 CRN Channel Champions: Peripherals
    Take a look at which peripherals vendors grabbed CRN Channel Champions honors this year in multifunction printers, network color laser printers, flat panel displays and UPS/power management.
  • Silverthorne processors will power the next round of mobile Internet devices, CEO Otellini says


    Intel Predicts $30B Next-Gen Notebook Market
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini said the release of Intel's "Silverthorne" processors in 2008 will power the next round of nextgen notebooks: mobile Internet devices as well as Internet-based consumer electronics devices and ultra-low cost PCs for emerging markets.
  • IBM Using Blades To Attack Desktop PC Market
    IBM is offering a new family of blades for its BladeCenter chassis that can be used with thin clients to run any PC application with the same or nearly the same performance as a standard desktop PC.

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