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Gamer’s delight: Intel’s Core i9-9900KS Special Edition CPU

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How Samsung + Project Athena = luxury laptops

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Mention Samsung, and most people will probably think of Android phones, flat-screen TVs and major appliances. After all, those are among the South Korean company’s top products.

But this technology giant would also like you — and your customers — to associate its name with the latest in high-end laptops. To get rolling, the company recently introduced two luxury laptops, the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion.

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Windows 10X: way more than just another mobile OS

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Upgrade gaming PCs with ray tracing, sexy screens

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What would we do without gamers? If it weren’t for their insatiable desire for more power and better graphics, the PC market might just wither and turn to dust.

While the business-PC market struggles to find its footing, market watcher IDC reports double-digit growth for gaming PCs and monitors. The numbers are hard to ignore: Shipments of PCs for gaming in this year’s second quarter totaled 10.4 million units worldwide, a year-on-year (YoY) quarterly increase of nearly 17%. That’s real growth.

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Windows 10 adds touchscreen convenience to desktop flexibility

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Are the latest Chromebooks ready for business?

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Chromebooks for schoolkids is a great idea. An affordable dorm-room-ready alternative to expensive MacBooks and ultrabooks — what’s not to love?

But Chromebooks for business? That’s another matter entirely. In the business world, the stakes are high, the apps are resource-intensive, and failure is not an option.

So are these lightweight devices tough enough? The short answer is yes.

There’s an app for that

To understand why, a little history will help. Getting to this point took some time.

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How Intel’s AMT can save your customers time & money

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Intel has been making smart and savvy updates to its Active Management Technology (AMT) for years. If your SMB and enterprise customers took your sage advice to spring for Intel Core vPro processors, then their maintenance and security profiles are getting better all the time.

AMT enables a technician to power on a PC — even when it’s turned off! — install new software, run diagnostics, wipe the hard drive, and update security features.

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New Intel hardware security helps foil hackers and malware

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Are your customers concerned about cybersecurity? They should be. A disconcerting collection of stats recently published by Intel paints an ugly picture of the current digital landscape:

> 87% of CIOs believe their security controls fail to protect their business

> 50% of critical corporate data, on average, resides on unprotected desktops and laptops

> 81% of breaches started with stolen or weak credentials

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7 PC things you still can’t do with a smartphone

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With smartphones now so powerful, do we still need PCs?

That question dates back to at least Dec. 2014. That’s when Business Insider published an article, “Your Phone is More Powerful than the Computer in the Spaceship NASA Launched this Week.”

The writer, Matt Rosoff, was making a point about NASA’s flight computers, which are designed mainly for reliability. But he also suggested what's still a good question:

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Overclocking PCs? Intel makes it simpler

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