CRN Test Center Ultimate PC Awards

Nov 12, 2001

CRN, a property of CMP Media LLC, announced today that it would announce the winners of the CRN Ultimate PC Awards at a special luncheon on December 3 during the CMP Tech Builder XChange Conference in Miami. The Tech Builder XChange Conference brings together executives and leaders in the Solution Provider community.

The CRN Ultimate PC event, sponsored by Everdream and AMD, is a unique event consisting of an awards luncheon and a live demonstration where the Product and Technology Review Department of CRN, the Test Center, will build the "Ultimate PC" to see how far limits can be pushed with today's technology, by selecting best-of-breed components. Throughout the year, the Director of CRN Labs, John Yacono and his lab crew review, select, and test, the most cutting-edge technology available on the market to create the Ultimate PC. The end result is a PC that uses the most innovative, feature-rich and reliable products manufactured by today's top vendors.

Heather Clancy, Editor/Strategy of CRN, and CRN Director of Labs, John Yacono will present awards during a sit-down lunch to the companies whose components were used in the building of the Ultimate PC. Lunch will be followed by a one-hour demonstration where Mr. Yacono will build the Ultimate PC in front of a live audience. Later that day, attendees will be able to visit the CRN Test Center booth, get a personal look at the Ultimate PC and ask questions about it.

About CRN and the CRN Test Center

CRN is the nation's leading trade newsweekly that provides timely industry news and analysis for solution providers, integrators and e-businesses building technology solutions. It is the most trusted source of news for 117,500 channel professionals. A media leader in the high-tech industry, CRN provides the most comprehensive suite of online resources:, the site where industry news breaks first; CRN Direct, a daily newsletter that brings personalized news to solution providers' desktops; and CRN News Radio, a daily news broadcast covering the solution provider channel and the industry.

The CRN Test Center is the technology-evaluation department of CRN, providing unbiased product, technology and channel-program analysis specifically targeted at solution providers. The CRN Test Center produces single-product reviews, technology news, technology demonstrations at tradeshows, and product roundups featuring channel-program evaluations. Top products receive the coveted "Editor's Choice" or "Recommended" designations.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC is the leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. With its portfolio of newspapers, magazines, custom publishing, Internet products, research, consulting and conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Online editions of the company's print publications, along with products and services created exclusively for the Internet, can be found on CMPnet at

   Dawn Walton
   CMP TSG Group
   (516) 733-6949


SOURCE: CMP Media Inc.

Contact: Dawn Walton of CMP TSG Group, +1-516-733-6949,


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