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Intel and AMD (!) partner on chipset for performance plus portability

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Do you have customers who’d like enough processing power on their tablets and 2-in-1s to do the same kinds of heavy-duty computing — advanced content creation, AAA gaming and VR experiences — they now do on their laptops and desktop PCs?

Intel and — wait for it — AMD are on the case. These two erstwhile rivals have teamed up to create a new processor set that promises to end the tradeoff between performance and portability.

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Tablets: Q3 sales were better than they might seem

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When you read “Tablet market declines 5.4% in third quarter…” on IDC’s latest report, you could be forgiven for feeling depressed. But you’d also be sort of wrong.

In one important way, IDC is correct. According to its calculations, a total of 40 million tablets were shipped worldwide in Q3 of this year. That is indeed 5.4% fewer than the 42.3 million units shipped in Q3 of last year.

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Why Lenovo just invested more than $220 million in Japanese PCs

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Microsoft: Surface Pro with LTE Advanced will ship before year’s end

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Intel intros SSD with Optane tech

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You already knew solid state drive technology was hot. Well, now it’s getting hotter.

Intel just introduced the first SSD line for desktop PCs and workstations based on the company’s Optane technology.

The new drives are called the Intel Optane SSD 900P Series. Intel says they’re just the ticket for what it calls “blazing-fast” gaming systems, as well as for disk-heavy workloads that include software development, 3D rendering and complex simulations.

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Welcome to Tech Provider Zone!

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Welcome to Tech Provider Zone, the new site for technology providers serving the small and midsize business (SMB) market. 

We're new, but also not so new. In fact, Tech Provider Zone is a relaunch of Business Compute Forum, a similar site launched back in 2014.

LIke BCF, Tech Provider Zone is published The Channel Company, publisher of CRN.com and producer of events that include XChange, IoTConnex Virtual and Women of the Channel.

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Mobility forecast: a rising tide for your customers — and your business

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We knew spending on mobility hardware, software and services was big. Now we know just how big.

That’s thanks to IDC, which has just come out with its latest figures on mobility spending. The market watcher says worldwide mobility spending this year will total $1.58 trillion. That’s a lot of phones and service! It also represents a forecast increase of about 4% over total spending last year.

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How Lenovo and Intel want to keep your customers safer online

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IT pros need your help with development, training, tools: survey

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Selling Intel Xeon Scalable Processors made easy

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