Can Chromebooks Shine for System Builders?

Fri, 2013-10-11 12:32 -- Admin

There’s money to be made in Chromebooks, computers that run Google’s Chrome operating system. To get a share of those proceeds, however, system builders will have to tap into the right markets with the right mix of bundled services.

Some companies are making money now on Chromebooks. Take Minneapolis-based Agosto Inc. The Google Apps and cloud consulting company is doing well with the PC alternative, according to CEO Aric Bandy. “We have sold a ton of Chromebooks. This year we’ll probably sell 5.5 million,” he says.

BlackBox Adds a Fiber Shelf, Splice Tray, and Fiber Enclosures

Sat, 2013-10-05 00:15 -- Admin

System builders and networking pros can conserve rack space with the new 1U Rackmount Fiber Shelf (Model JPM427A) from Black Box.

The IT solutions provider is offering the fiber shelf with three snap-in fiber adapter panels and two sets of cable management rings.

The shelf will also hold an optional splice tray. It slides out for easy to the terminations. Rail stops prevent the tray from being pulled out too far and damaging fiber splices.

GIGABYTE Releases Lightweight 14-Inch Gaming Laptop

Fri, 2013-10-04 17:27 -- Admin

The 14-inch P34G Ultrablade gaming laptop from GIGABYTE is thin at just 21mm and light at 1.67 kg. Designed with a smooth sandblasted aluminum matte finish, the P34G is for gamers, businesspeople, or students looking for mobility, entertainment, and productivity.  The laptop includes NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M graphics and the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor. The Supra-cool technology efficiently eliminates heat from both the CPU and GPU, keeping the P34G cool and stable.

WD Introduces New Personal Cloud Storage

Fri, 2013-10-04 16:26 -- Admin

WD has introduced its new My Cloud family of personal cloud solutions. My Cloud is a “complete solution” for users to organize, centralize, and secure the digital content from all of their computers and mobile devices and access those files from any device, from anywhere in the world. By connecting a My Cloud personal cloud drive to the Internet, users get the anywhere, any device access they can get from the public cloud, without having to pay monthly fees or giving up control of their personal data.

Belkin Unveils Express Dock for iPad

Fri, 2013-10-04 15:19 -- Admin

Belkin has unveiled its new Express Dock for iPad, which features an adjustable dial to make it easier to dock your iPad without having to remove its case.
“When it comes to docks, we found that people’s most common complaint when docking their tablet or phone is that they have to take off the case,” says Marco Peters, senior director of product management at Belkin. “Our Express Dock eliminates that problem, making it easier to charge and sync your device in a variety of cases.”

Enermax USA Launches iVektor Mid-Tower Case

Thu, 2013-10-03 21:39 -- Admin

Enermax USA introduces the new iVektor series of chassis. The multi-functional ATX mid-tower offers maximum usability and expandability for strong gaming rigs and workstations. The race-inspired design of the case allows for an “eye-catching” presentation of customized gaming rigs. To support higher CPU coolers and reserve more space for the cable routing behind the mainboard tray, iVektor comes with punched side panels.

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