San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Santa Clara, Calif. — Intel will begin to phase out production of its branded desktop motherboards, effective after the introduction of its next-generation Haswell processor by 2013.
The company announced the decision in an email to the press.
The move is expected to take place over the next three years as Intel focuses on the Ultrabook, smartphone and tablet side of the computing business, the company said. The company said it will continue to support its long line of branded processors and motherboards.
Baldwin Park, Calif. - CyberPowerPC has introduced and starting shipping its Zeus Touch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop PC Series.
The Zeus Touch combines a minimalist tablet-like design with the latest power-efficient performance processors from Intel. Each computer runs on Microsoft Windows 8 and features the latest third generation Intel Core processors with Intel HD 4000 graphics and high density performance. The computer is designed for general use along with playing high-powered video games.
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Lenovo’s new IdeaCentre Q190 all-in-one (AIO) desktop is so small it could be called a portable computer.
Lenovo has packed a fully functioning home-theater-centric AIO into the 0.84-inch-thick device, which overall is not much larger than an external hard drive.
Lenovo is marketing the $349 and more Q190, shipping in January, as a portable home theater. It supports full HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound, has an optional Blu-ray player and supports 3D Blu-ray playback.
Port Washington, N.Y. – Systemax will consolidate its North American consumer businesses under the TigerDirect brand, drop the CompUSA and Circuit City brands by the end of the year, and exit the PC manufacturing business.
News came in its quarterly financial report in which Systemax reported sales of $846.3 million in the quarter, ended Sept. 30, down from $900.2 million in the prior year. Net income was $13.9 million in the quarter, up from the prior year’s $10.6 million.
Walnut, Calif. – ViewSonic today introduced its first Smart Display, which runs on Android and is powered by an ARM processor.
The company is not calling the VSD220 Smart Display an all-in-one PC — a category it is now in the process of withdrawing from — but instead an interactive display.
The dual-touch 22-inch display has a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 and runs on a Texas Instruments dual-core OMAP 4 processor and has the Android 4.0 operating system.
New York – Hewlett-Packard today introduced new all-in-one PCs that will launch this fall with the availability of Windows 8.
The four new entries are the high-end Spectre One, Envy 23 Touchsmart, Envy 20 Touchsmart and Pavilion 20.
The Envy models all feature 10-point multitouch technology, while the Spectre One comes with a large touchpad that gives users multitouch control of the screen without having to reach forward and touch the display. The non-touch Pavilion 20 is targeted at budget-conscious consumers.
Gateway has introduced a range of new desktop PCs for retail and direct customers.
For retail customers, the manufacturer said it has increased the performance of its value-based FX desktop and refreshed its GT Series of desktops. Newly available to direct customers is a refreshed and expanded selection of the company's multimedia DX line and new FX models.
Gateway unveiled the Gateway One all-in-one desktop last month, the first in what will be a family of computers and peripherals designed to fit and operate anywhere in a home.
The three-SKU Gateway One line is intended for use in non-traditional areas of a home where the consumer would want a relatively small, yet fully functional, desktop computer capable of performing tasks ranging from email to watching TV, said Gary Elsasser, Gateway's products senior VP.