CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • Quick Clicks: Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Notebook
    Lenovo is nearing the formal launch of its ThinkPad X300 notebook, an ultra-slim device with full ThinkPad features. CMP Channel Test Center examined and tested the device and found it to raise the bar for business mobility.
  • New Intel-Powered RAID Offering
    With the release of RocketRAID 3520, HighPoint Technologies Inc., Milpitas, Calif., is taking hardware RAID to another level. The 3520 RAID controller comes with Intel Corp.'s new IOP 341 high performance I/O processor, which includes a multiported 533 MHZ DDR 2 cache memory controller that can store up to 4 Gbytes of 64-bit memory. The chip's speed of 1.2 GHz provides realtime RAID functionality.
  • Super Micro's blade system is a lean, mean winner


    Super Blade
    While tier-one vendors continue to duke it out over whose blade servers are the most quiet, most powerful and most effective, San Jose, Calif.-based Super Micro Computer Inc. is making a powerful case for its own blade offering to be considered among the industry leaders.
  • Review: Small Projectors With A Lotta Value
    Smaller and cheaper, but easier and more powerful: That's the mantra in IT for everything from servers and PCs to printers and monitors. Projectors are no different, even though sensitive pieces of technology and science, like lenses and light, are to a large degree impervious to theories like Moore's Law.
  • Review: The Lenovo ThinkPad X300
    Lenovo is touting its ThinkPad X300 notebook as an ultra-slim laptop with no compromises. CMP Channel Test Center takes a look in this review.
  • A new breed of mobile devices packs the power of a full-blown PC into a tiny package


    Ultramobile PCs: The Next (Not So) Big Thing
    When Intel Corp. President and CEO Paul Otellini tells the crowd at the Consumer Electronics Show that ultramobile PCs (UMPCs) are going to spearhead "the largest opportunity to redefine consumer electronics and entertainment since the introduction of the television," solution providers have to stand up and take notice.