If your customer is getting ready to pick up a 4K gaming monitor, they may also need to get ready for some serious option anxiety.
With the explosion in popularity of Esports and first-person shooters (FPS), monitor manufacturers are pushing hard to dial up the visual experience and rake in the dollars.
Resolution up, prices down
It wasn’t long ago that every monitor supplier was putting out the same top-line spec: 1920 x 1080 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, DisplayPort, blah, blah, blah.
New ultra-portable, sub-11-inch and very powerful notebook PCs are coming.
That’s thanks to Intel’s Project Athena. The project first crept into the news back in 2017, but without much detail. But this year at CES, Intel removed the wraps to reveal an incredible design that will provide the underpinning for these new ultra-portable notebooks.
There’s money to be made in PCs for content creators.
As demand for high-def video content and immersive video games grows, so too does the need for the digital workstations used to create them.
And much like gaming rigs, computers designed for 3D animation, video editing and graphic design require high-performance components. These parts can push the average selling price (ASP) for content-creator systems to the limit.
ProArt for art pros
Remember TV sets and stereo systems? With the rise of streaming services, many people are now enjoying music and movies on their PCs instead. But are their PC speakers truly up to the task? If not, it’s time for an upgrade.
In the world of audio, there are speakers and then there are speakers. The first merely reproduces sound. The second deliver a listening experience so good, it could change the way your customers hear music and movies forever.
Wired or wireless?
Do your customers understand the impact 5G could have on their businesses and lives? Do they even know what 5G is?
A recent study commissioned by Intel and conducted by Ovum finds that the number of Americans willing to pay extra for 5G service is inversely proportional to the number of those who fully understand it.
Sure, it’s better to give than to receive, but it’s also harder. That’s especially true when you’re shopping for the techie who has everything.
That gift-giving time of year is here again. In the interest of smoothing out your holiday shopping to-do list, we’re here to help.
Feast your eyes on these 4 high-tech toys. Any of them should bring joy to your gadget-obsessed giftees.
> Perfect for: The high-tech chef
> Price: $599
How much can your customers spend on a gaming computer? How much have they got?
PC users in general are moving to thinner, lighter and cheaper devices. But not the gaming crowd. They’re still mad about desktops and laptops that are bigger, faster and stronger.
The robots are coming! Well, they’re coming to Israel. That’s where Intel, Volkswagen and Champion Motors will roll out the first example of autonomous ride-sharing. Get ready. This could be truly amazing.
Apple Watch is widely regarded as the undisputed heavy-weight of wearables. But as a recent report from ABI Research shows, the competition has grown serious. Apple Watch recently suffered a 14% drop in its market share.
Is Apple’s reign coming to an end? In a word, no. But the competition sure is getting better. A serious battle is on.
Wait, are high-end 2-in-1 devices now a thing? According to HP and Microsoft, they certainly are.
Both companies this week introduced luxury 2-in-1 offerings. And they’re hoping your customers will sit up and take notice.
Two new 2-in-1s
Let’s meet our contestants. In this corner, weighing in at 3.28 pounds, the leather-clad Lothario of laptops, the HP Spectre Folio!