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Are 8K monitors ready for prime time?

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At first glance, the projected growth of 8K technology looks pretty compelling. A recent report by Mordor Intelligence estimates the 8K market will be worth nearly $16 billion by 2025, up from under $3 billion this year.

If that compounded growth rate of nearly 33% a year has you thinking seriously about bringing in some 8K inventory, you’re not alone.

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Gaming keyboards & mice: a big win for tech providers

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Smartphone prices: 3 factors driving them up, up, up

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5G and gaming: here comes the revolution

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The 5G revolution is just ‘round the corner. Assuming 5G delivers on its promises, this new level of mobile connectivity will help to create a new era of software/hardware development — and bring AAA gaming to the masses.

Is that worth something to the channel? You bet. This revolution comes complete with its own army of mobile devices, PCs, network hardware, services and support.

Let’s start out with some numbers — BIG numbers:

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High-end audio: PCs gain the sound of excellence

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While PCs aren’t often lauded for their spectacular audio, every once in a while an exception emerges.

The latest exception is the new HP Envy 32 All-In-One PC. This system reminds us that high-quality sound can make just as big an impact as do stunning visuals and lightning-fast response rates.

For once, let’s gloss over the 9th Generation Core i7 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. They may be impressive, but no more so in this case than in any other PC.

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Curved gaming monitors: the latest win goes to Samsung

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Hybrid CPUs are coming. Get ready for the mobile revolution

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Intel’s new hybrid CPU and 3D stacking technology will transform PCs and mobile devices forever. This combo will bring unprecedented power, battery life and flexibility to future generations of mobile phones, tablets, 2-in-1 convertibles and even traditional laptops.

We don’t yet know when hybrid processor technology and 3D architecture will be ready for prime time. That’s because we’re talking about the epitome of cutting-edge tech. It’s going to be a while before we see this tech in our everyday-carry devices.

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Bye-bye, Windows 7

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For the world’s diehard Windows 7 users — of which there are still a great many — January 14, 2020, is a day which will live in infamy.

That’s when Microsoft officially takes Windows 7 off life support. After Jan. 14, Win7 users will be left to fend for themselves without free security updates.

Those still running the decade-old PC OS can either upgrade to Windows 10 or take their chances with the black-hat hacker community. (There is a third option, too; for details, keep reading.)

Win7: PC heaven

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5G laptops coming soon, changing the world (really!)

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Relations between your customers and their laptops are about to change — for the better.

That’s because 5G connectivity is coming on mobile PCs. Once mobile 5G goes mainstream, a brand-new culture of convenience and productivity will emerge.

And the world will never be the same.

Hard to believe? Believe it. When describing to the virtues of 5G, your favorite next-gen tech clichés are totally justified.

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