Are tablets ready to take over for laptops? Some of your customers are probably considering that question now — and rightly so.
To be sure, the latest generation of tablets has grown up fast. Their processors are fast, their batteries last all day, and their list of available apps grows faster than a weed.
But still, the laptop isn’t dead yet. Sure, pro tablets offer more power and flexibility than ever before. But they also have serious drawbacks. Your customers should keep these drawbacks squarely in mind.
Around the time most of the planet got the shelter-in-place order, it became obvious that working and hanging out with our regular cliques could be a deadly proposition. Most of us quickly turned to virtual meetings.
The obvious winner so far is a previously obscure platform called Zoom. It went from 10 million daily users in December to more than 300 million in April.
A thousand bucks for a smartphone? During a pandemic-infused financial crisis?
“You gotta be kidding me,” said the entire world.
Then the entire world put its money where its mouth was. In the first quarter of this year, global smartphone shipments dropped 12%, according to IDC.
Intel’s new 10th Gen Core S-series processors are among the most powerful ever produced. But did you know they’re also among the most efficient?
With energy costs on the rise and new energy regulations on the way, your customers should be interested.
By upgrading their processors (and motherboards), you can help your customers save money in the long run. This should also help them comply with new regulations — and even help to save the planet.
Idle computers give the devil time
Sheltering in place may be saving our lives through the surreal Pandemic 2020. But for many of us, the internet is what’s saving our minds.
Almost overnight, we've started spending much of our daily 24 hours asking the internet for food, information, entertainment, communication, education and, yes, toilet paper.
But not all internet connections are created equal. Chances are, some of your working-from-home customers are suffering from Wi-Fi and cellular dead zones.
Gaming is going mobile, and gamers need laptops that can keep up. Good thing Intel just released its new 10th generation Core H-Series mobile processors.
At the top of the heap is the dazzling Core i9-10980HK. This mobile silicon rocket features 8 cores, 26 threads and a top speed of 5.3GHz.
Yes, in a laptop.
Here come the mobile monsters
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.
Why, in this age of cheap technology, would your customers spend $110 on a PC keyboard and $150 on a mouse?
Because they’re serious gamers.
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: