Some North American value-added reseller stats

May 7, 2009
Skinn-Eee Asus out next week
Register Hardware
Tony Smith writes that Asus will be releasing its MacBook Air-style Eee PC 1008HA notebook next week in the U.K. Wonder if we’ll see this coming to North America too?

“This 10-inch ‘user-centric blend of timeless design and effortless mobility’ … weighs just 1.1kg and is no more than an inch thick. Inside, there’s a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB of DDR 2 memory, a 160GB hard drive with Windows XP on it, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, a 1024 x 600 display and SRS Surround Sound audio.”

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The Biggest Managed Services Question of All
MSPmentor
Joe Panettieri recaps some raw VAR stats here that have come out of this year’s Ingram Micro Seismic Partner Conference in Dallas, Tex.

“ In North America, there are roughly: 80,000 to 120,000 VARs and resellers, 8,000 to 12,000 of those VARs/resellers have transitioned to managed service providers and 800 to 1,200 of those VARs are doing managed services really, really well.”

NU’s universal docking station adds more storage to (almost) any netbook
Engadget
Tim Stevens provides some information here about NU’s universal docking station product that offers netbook users more storage.

“The company is advertising a universal docking station packing both a Super-Multi DVD writer and a removable enclosure for a 2.5-inch hard disk, along with a two-port USB hub and an integrated fan. No mention of price or availability.”

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