Motherboards


  • Partnering Takes Time
    Will Best Buy's and Dell's channel efforts succumb to attention deficit disorder? Let's hope not, but the odds don't seem to be in their favor.
  • VoIP War Rages On
    The fate of Avaya is now somewhat clear. The company that began as Ma Bell and lived as a part of Lucent Technologies before being cast off on its own will stay in the VoIP market to battle with Cisco and Nortel.
  • Is Best Buy For Real?
    With a partner program in the works and a determination to make it fly, Best Buy appears ready to shake things up in the IT channel. VARs, meanwhile, are waiting to see if the electronics retailer's partner aspirations are genuine.
  • Antec Cases Keep On Keeping Cool
    Antec's tower cases are designed to provide extra cooling for AMD's and Intel's most demanding file server systems, and the Antec Performance TX1050B SOHO super mid-tower case is no exception.
  • Computex: Intel Talks 45-nm, Asustek Talks $199 Notebook
    Intel used the Computex Taipei exhibition on Tuesday to introduce new chipsets and discuss its push to make computing truly mobile. And to illustrate that push, Sean Maloney, Intel executive vice president, brought in two notables for help: Jonney Shih, chairman and CEO of Asustek, who unveiled what he called the world's first $199 notebook PC, and Marty Cooper, the former director of research and development for Motorola and the man credited with the invention of the cellular phone in 1973.
  • CRN Test Center: A Solid Basis For High-End Systems
    Building computer systems is like constructing buildings—you start with a foundation. While the foundation of a building is usually made of concrete, a computer system's foundation is its motherboard. And to build high-end Advanced Micro Devices-based systems, Biostar Microtech's T-Series TA690G AM2 is a good place to start.
  • Indirect From Dell
    The market has changed, the channel has gotten stronger and Michael Dell has made up his mind. He is now ready to work publicly and unabashedly with VARs.

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