Intel held a challenge for Intel Partners: Desktop Innovation Showdown.
We received notice near the beginning of the month that both of our submissions had reached the semi-final round. Neat.
Our submissions were in the Extreme Gaming Desktop category and the Business Desktop based on Intel vPro Technology category.
We just received an e-mail indicating that one of our submissions has won. Though, at the moment we are not too sure which category yet as the details have not been released yet.
The suspicion here is we won in the Business Desktop category!
For our entries entering the semi-final round we won an Intel DG45ID Desktop Board and an Intel Q9550 Core 2 Quad processor.
For actually winning one of the categories, we won a 32GB iPOD Touch. Neat! We will also get honourable mention in RAM Magazine and Tech Insight magazine!
Have a boo at the videos and let us know what you think! They were put together on our iMac in the shop and there was a bit of a struggle trying to get any transitions to happen ... but they still turned out alright.
We had fun putting them together and they will give you a good view of our existing Extreme System we have had for a while now and our standard Corporate Platform based on Intel vPro Technologies.
Intel's vPro is a designation for the "Q" series Desktop Boards that support Active Management Technology. This is an Out of Band management capability that only the "Q" series boards have. We love it. It makes our lives a lot easier when it comes to remotely managing our client's systems and now laptops too!
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