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HP announced two new updates to its ZBook Mobile Workstation line at CES today. The PC maker’s new ZBook 14 G2 and ZBook 15u G2 are both workstation ultrabooks that support 3D graphics and undergo HP’s heavy testing process for enterprise devices. The HP ZBook 14 G2 runs on Core i5 or i7 processors with 16GB of memory, as well as AMD FirePro 3D graphics. Storage space is even more important for workstations than consumer systems, so the ZBook includes 1.25TB, through a combination of hard drives and SSDs. Business laptops have been getting classier in recent years, and the ZBook 14 G2 sticks to... Read more...
Dell just expanded its already extensive line of workstation solutions by announcing new mainstream and performance tower and rack systems. They include the the Precision Tower 5810, Tower 7810, Tower 7910, and Rack 7910, all of which are next-generation systems updated with Intel's latest Xeon processor options, 2133MHz memory, graphics technology from NVIDIA and AMD, and double the amount of RAM compared Dell's previous generation workstations. These are scalable, optimized systems that have been independent software vendor (ISV) certified to run the most demanding applications, Dell says. To... Read more...
There's not a gadget in the world the folks at iFixIt can't tear into, though some are definitely easier to disassemble than others. Mobile devices like tablets and smartphones tend to be difficult to surgically operate on, and even some hybrid laptops can give users fits if there's a need to service or a replace a part. On the opposite end of the spectrum are desktop PCs and iFixIt's teardown of HP's Z820 workstation reminds us why we love this category so much. Back in December, iFixIt tore into Apple's cylindrical shaped Mac Pro, which earned an 8 out of 10 "Repairability Score" for being surprisingly... Read more...
HP has updated last year’s HP Z1 all-in-one workstation, which we reviewed several months ago, with a newer version that offers Windows 8 (in touch and non-touch flavors) and comes equipped with Intel Thunderbolt 2 ports. Other features include Intel Core or Xeon processors, integrated Intel HD Graphics or NVIDIA Mobile Quadro GPUs, up to 32GB of DDR3-1866MHz RAM, RAID storage options, and dual front-facing speakers with DTS Studio Sound Audio. HP says that you can upgrade most of the parts, and the chassis is designed to make it easy for the average joe to swap out components with no tools.... Read more...
If there's one thing Apple has proven to be quite good at, it's design. Love it or hate it, Apple's design chops have drawn all sorts of attention, and the company's latest foray into the waning desktop world has yet again struck a chord. Pundits suggest that the forthcoming Mac Pro looks about like a black trash bucket that you'd find in any home improvement store, while proponents are hailing it as the biggest leap forward in workstation design history. Regardless of your own personal feelings, the new Mac Pro is an eye-catcher, and if you're really (really!) into the design language, there's... Read more...
In addition to Apple’s announcement of the iPad Air (holy cow, that thing is slim), the company talked up the innovative, cylinder-shaped Mac Pro that we heard about during Apple’s WWDC back in June. The Mac Pro’s premier feature is its “unified thermal core”, which is a shorthand way of describing its overall design with all of the components facing inward and the heat dissipation working vertically, all aided by a single bottom-mounted intake fan. Running on up to a 12-core Intel Xeon processor (with 3.9GHz Turbo), the Mac Pro boasts dual AMD FirePro GPUs (up to... Read more...
Dell's workstation line has been a popular choice for enterprise customers, and we've some pretty fond memories of older models that we've reviewed in the past. Today, the Precision line is taking a major leap, looking a lot less like a stereotypical "business machine" and a lot more like a sturdy, albeit sleek, workhorse. The Precision M3800 is said to be the planet's thinnest and lightest 15" workstation. There's an optional Quad HD+ (3200x1800) display with more pixels that the average user could ever count, and of course, Intel's latest quad-core Core i7 CPU paired with NVIDIA's Quadro graphics.... Read more...
What do you get when you combine an Ultrabook and a mobile workstation? HP's newest laptop, that's what. The new ZBook 14 is an interesting mix -- a clash of cultures, if you will. The three new ZBook's (there's a 15" and 17" model available as well) feature Haswell CPUs, graphics chips from AMD and NVIDIA, and rugged shells. Plus, the ZBook 15 will include an option for a super-high-resolution QHD+ 3,200 x 1,800 display, which is about as dense as they get these days. The HP ZBook 15 and 17 feature a Thunderbolt port, as well as an optional DreamColor Display panel that provides accurate and consistent... Read more...
While some consumers are passing right over the laptop en route to their next tablet, Dell realizes that the world still has plenty of professionals who need high-specced machines in order to get real work done on the go. Hence, the introduction of the new Precision M4800 and M6800. With these new mobile workstations, Dell becomes the first to bring a 15.6-inch Quad HD+ IGZO panel to the workstation market, with higher resolution than the Apple MacBook Pro Retina display, and the only to offer optional 10-finger Wacom multi-touch on a 17.3-inch display for intuitive control and interaction with... Read more...
Mainstream All-In-One PCs have become increasingly more popular in recent years, but AIO workstations remain a rare breed. After all, workstations typically require more horsepower than your average AIO, and IT folks demand better access to a computer’s internals than most ordinary AIOs allow. That makes HP’s Z1 workstation all the more attractive perhaps: it’s meant to give you the power and access of your big workstation box in a small footprint, with no (or few) compromises... That quad-core processor featured in the system is an Intel Xeon E3-1245v2... The CPU runs its four... Read more...
Mainstream All-In-One PCs have become increasingly more popular in recent years, but AIO workstations remain a rare breed. After all, workstations typically require more horsepower than your average AIO, and IT folks demand better access to a computer’s internals than most ordinary AIOs allow. That makes HP’s Z1 workstation all the more attractive perhaps: it’s meant to give you the power and access of your big workstation box in a small footprint, with no (or few) compromises. HP Z1 All-In-One Workstation Before we dive into the Z1 specifications (and its gorgeous, 27-inch... Read more...
The words "mobile" and "workstation" don't always work together seamlessly, but Dell is trying hard to make the marriage work with a new Precision laptop. The M3800 Workstation promises "huge power" in a slim design, enabling creative professionals to "create at the speed of light." The rig measures 18mm thick and starts at 4.5lbs., boasting NVIDIA Quadro graphics and a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. Moreover, there's a hugely dense QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) native display resolution (complete with multi-touch support), a chassis that holds a 1TB hard drive or a 512GB SSD, and support for... Read more...
Dell announced a pair of new entries into its workstation line, the small form factor Dell Precision T1700 and the Dell Precision R7610. The former is an SFF workstation and the latter is 2U rackmount number, and together they show off two ends of Dell’s workstation spectrum. There’s also a new T1700 mini tower available. The T1700 SFF is about 30% smaller than competitive systems and is designed for easy deployment, and both the small form factor and mini tower versions of the T1700 are intended for educational environments where students are learning 2D and 3D simulations or multitasking.... Read more...
For nearly three years, Nvidia's Quadro line has relied on GF100 hardware. These cards, based on the original Fermi / GTX 480 architecture, have grown increasingly long in the tooth. NV launched new high-end parts a year ago, with the K6000 and K5000, but left the other cards mostly alone. Today, that changes. The Quadro K4000, K2000, 2000D (the same card, but with dual-DVI instead of DVI + DisplayPort, and K600 are the new entrants in the Quadro line, replacing the 4000, 2000, and 600 respectively. The upgrades are significant. The K4000 is a 768-core GPU with 3GB of DDR5 and an 80W TDP, as compared... Read more...
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