Summer’s over at Acer. The company held its NextAcer 2018 event last week in Berlin. There, Acer introduced what it calls the world’s lightest 15-inch notebook, a mixed-reality headset, refreshed all-in-one PC, and more.
Here’s your tech provider’s update on the highlights.
Acer Swift 5 convertible notebook
If your tech-provider business uses contractors, freelancers, consultants and other members of what’s known as the “gig economy,” you’re far from alone.
In fact, 1 in 3 U.S. workers (36%) now participates in the gig economy, through either a primary or secondary job. And more than 1 in 4 workers (29%) have an alternative work arrangement as their primary job.
Nvidia just introduced a powerful family of graphics processing units (GPUs). And 3 tier-one hardware suppliers — Acer, Dell and HP — have already announced new or updated gaming rigs that will support these GPUs.
The announcements all come from Gamescon 2018, the big gaming conference being held this week in Cologne, Germany.
Good news: IT’s benefits are becoming increasingly clear to managers — and, for tech providers, potential customers — outside the IT department.
However, there’s also some not-so-good news: Many IT channel providers can’t find enough skilled workers to meet this new demand.
Data Center Blocks are fully validated, unbranded server systems that include Intel’s latest data-center tech.
You can use them as server building blocks, speeding your time to market, driving innovation and raising adoption rates among your midsize customers.
Sound good? Then get the quick rundown.
Earlier this summer, my Channel Co. colleague Ed Hannan led a ChannelCast with Nick Pasero, Intel’s product manager for datacenter solutions.
Do you have Creator customers who just can’t get enough performance from their PCs?
Then tell them about the Intel Core X-series desktop processors. These high-end CPUs combine 2 powerful features: a high core count and multi-threaded performance.
Lenovo today added 2 mobile ThinkPad devices to its P Series of performance workstations. Both are intended to replace desktop PCs.
The new ThinkPad P1 is 35% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, according to Lenovo. This new device measures 17.8 mm (0.7 inch) thick and weighs 1.7 kg (3.7 lb.). The device features a 15.6-inch ultra HD display.
This is a big week for Intel, its partners and customers. Yesterday, the company held its Intel Data-Centric Innovation Summit in Santa Clara, Calif., and made several important announcements.
Here’s your tech builder’s update.