Digital Signage/Monitors

  • Alternative Vendors: Displays Under 30 Inches
    Brian Lisse, owner and manager of Madison Computer Works, says that after 25 years in business, the nightmares from vendors that didn't offer any support stay with him. But with Acer Inc., there's never been a support snafu that had him losing any sleep. "They just have a really low failure rate, which is why we like them," he said.
  • What's The Alternative?
    Solution providers partnering with hungry alternative vendors are delivering improved Return On Investment (ROI) for their customers and higher margins for themselves by opening their eyes and looking beyond the market leaders. Here's a rundown of the leaders -- and the alternatives -- across more than a dozen technology categories.
  • The Future Of Videoconferencing
    To hear executives from videoconferencing vendors tell it, sci-fi-esque offerings could move from concept to reality in the next few years.
  • HP Unveils Consumer PCs and Notebooks Before CES
    Hewlett-Packard Thursday launched a bevy of consumer desktop and notebook PCs and monitors aimed at digital media users. The new products will be on display at next week's CES extravaganza in Las Vegas.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Peripherals That Matter
    Samsung outgrew all rivals in the 19-inch to 30-inch color LCD segment during the first half of the year, registering growth of 8.7 percent to jump into first place in channel market share in the January to June 2007 time frame vs. the year-earlier period.
  • Review: SMB Printer Lives Large
    CRN Test Center engineers set out to find a quality large-format printer for small businesses and discovered a fine candidate in Hewlett-Packard's Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer.
  • Gamers Get Going!
    Gaming enthusiasts looking for the best PCs on which to pursue their hobby are forcing custom system builders to push the technology envelope. Their mission? To come up with the fastest systems using the best components regardless of cost.
  • Car PCs Hit The Road
    Giant names like Microsoft, Intel and Ford are making nascent efforts to shift the Car PC industry into drive. But an absence of standards, and an abundance of functions and new technology, gives systems builders and the channel a chance to lead the pack.
  • Review: PC Gets Sleek And Sexy
    Desktop computers generally are a bland lot, with the exception of those pretty ones from Apple. Next to the streamlined and stylish iMac and the Mac Mini, the traditional beige or white rectangular PC boxes look boring.
  • Display Of Affection
    Microsoft's Windows Vista has sparked an explosion in wide-screen displays optimized for the operating system.