CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • PC Use Hits 1 Billion Worldwide
    Gartner estimates PC growth has climbed mainly in mature markets, such as the U.S., but emerging markets are also poised for growth.
  • 2008: Year of the Notebook
    In the first half of 2008, PC makers have shown the market more innovation than they have in years -- and it shows no sign of letting up. Here is a look at just some of the top notebooks the Test Center has taken a look at in just the first six months of the year.
  • BenQ Brings On The Hi-Def
    As everything in the audio/visual world starts to gravitate toward high definition, manufacturers are scrambling to make their mark. With its new MP730 projector, BenQ is also entering the fray.
  • BenQ Displays Makings Of A Comeback
    There was a time when you couldn't walk into an office without seeing a BenQ Corp. product on at least one desk, but over the years, exposure of the Taipei, Taiwan manufacturer has sharply declined.
  • 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.