CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • Lenovo's sleek, new notebook has a lot to offer--though not yet for the channel


    Have IdeaPad, Will Travel
    Lenovo Group Ltd. doesn't sell its IdeaPad notebook through the commercial reseller channel, but here's why it was worth a good, long look in the Test Center: It's a product that demonstrates exciting innovation, significant R&D investment and a growing, technology-led competitive threat by the Morrisville, N.C.-based company.
  • 10 Cool Desktop Computers
    From high-end gaming systems to super-small business systems, here are 10 cool desktops that are sure to turn heads.
  • AMD Ups Gaming Wow Factor With Cinema 2.0
    Chip maker AMD says the era of video games with real-time visuals that look like movies is upon us, and screens demos built on ATI's next-gen 'RV77' graphics card to prove it.
  • Gartner: Green IT Needs To Be On Midsize CIOs' Radar Screens
    CIOs got a taste of the technologies and behaviors required to embrace green IT at the Midsize Enterprise Summit Europe 2008 in Barcelona. Going green, according to Gartner, can ultimately cut costs and reduce carbon emissions and power consumption.
  • Review: The Aten Technology KE8220
    Aten offers a solution that lets more than one person make a presentation from the same source. The Test Center takes a look to see if it delivers real value.
  • D&H Mid-Atlantic Show: Scenes From Chocolate Town
    Hershey is known as Chocolate Town, but it's also the place where the D&H Mid-Atlantic Dealer Show is held, with more than 1,000 solution providers and 150 vendors attending this year. Here's what we saw:
  • AMD Moves To Capitalize On Montevina Delay
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. showcased its new notebook platform at the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, and this month announced the availability of a new dual-core Turion mobile processor and a new 7-series chipset optimized for mobility as part of the product launch code-named Puma.
  • Controller Pairs Price, Performance
    Despite advancements in standardization and the abundance of compatible components, building gaming and high-end graphics workstations still requires finesse. To achieve the best results, there must be a balance between price and performance, and not all RAID controller vendors square the two as well as HighPoint Technologies Inc., Milpitas, Calif., does.