by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Refreshes Its Dual Processor Workstations

The latest release of Intel Xeon Processors is seeing lots of vendors refresh their devices with these new CPUs to get higher core counts and more performance out of them. Not wanting to be left out, Lenovo is also refreshing its dual processor workstations, including the ThinkStation P910 and ThinkStation P710, with the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors. Lenovo states that the workstations will now run 22% faster than the previous generation.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Precision 7510 Mobile Workstation Review

The Dell Precision 15 7510, just like the tower form-factor Precision Tower 7810 we reviewed last year, is a performance-driven workstation that is equipped with some serious processing capabilities. It leverages 6th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7, and the industry’s first ever mobile Intel Xeon processor, giving users options for virtually any power requirements they need. If you couple this with its maximum of 64GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM, this mobile workstation packs quite the performance punch.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Refreshes HP Z Workstations & Announces Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe SSD

HP has announced an upgrade to three products from its line of HP Z Workstations, focusing on blending increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates to power the most demanding workflows. HP Z Workstations specifically built to handle the constraints of compute-intensive industries, such as media and entertainment, graphic design, CAD, architecture, photography, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, scientific imaging, and oil and gas exploration. HP has also announced the HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe SSD, which is touted as their fastest Z Turbo Drive solution to date.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Broadest Portfolio of Shipping Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Thin Clients

Today HP Inc. announced that they now have the broadest portfolio of shipping Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Thin Clients for desktop, mobile and tablets. HP’s portfolio includes the HP t520, t620, t620 PLUS, t730mt42, and both ElitePad 1000 G2 thin client tablets.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse Review

The Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse is a rackmount virtual workstation solution built atop the Precision Rack 7910, and is designed to deliver high performance user workspaces to remote users. The appliance comes in two configurations – pass-through and vGPU. In the pass-through configuration, the appliance comes with three NVIDIA K4200 cards and three Teradici 2220 host cards. In the vGPU configuration, the appliance comes with two NVIDIA K2A cards. The appliance has enough compute power for some of the most demanding workloads with two Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 v3 family with six, ten or twelve cores per processor and up to 512GB of 2133Mhz DDR4 memory. The appliance also comes with either four or eight 900GB SATA RAID 10 HDDs or 400GB RAID 10 SSDs. The configuration that we reviewed is the vGPU configuration of the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Introduces New Workstations Including A Tablet-Esque Model

At Autodesk University today in Las Vegas, Lenovo announced a new set of workstations including the ThinkPad P40 Yoga. The ThinkPad P40 Yoga is the first workstation that allows sketching directly onto the screen through a stylus similar to a tablet. Lenovo states that this ability gives creative professionals will be able to sketch their designs onto a high performance and reliable mobile workstation. Lenovo is also introducing two other workstations, the ThinkPad P50s and ThinkStation P310.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Launches New X11 UP Solutions

Today Super Micro Computer Inc. launched a new generation of single processor platforms, X11 generation UP systems. Supermicro states that this new generation of products will raise the bar of performance and efficiency on what single processor platforms can do. Today’s announcement delivers the industry’s broadest range of workstations, long-life embedded solutions, and motherboard platforms supporting the new Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v5 Family (formally known as Skylake-S).

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Announces Two New Workstations At PC Price Points

Today HP announced two new workstations, the HP Z240 Tower and the world’s first small form factor workstation, the HP Z240 SFF. Both of the workstations come with next generation Intel processors and HP Z Turbo Drive options. Both of the workstations are also some of the most affordable workstation with price points similar to those of a desktop PC.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Cloud Client-Computing Announces Dell Services and Support for Wyse Thin Clients

Dell Cloud Client-Computing has announced the launch of Dell Services and Support for Wyse Thin Clients, which is comprised of a complete portfolio featuring Deployment Services, ProSupport and Accidental Damage Service. Most importantly, however, it will give Dell Cloud Client-Computing customers support throughout the product lifecycle and beyond the box. By delivering key services that will help maximize productivity, minimize disruption, gain efficiency and reduce risk, this new portfolio of services for Wyse will help IT staff focus on IT innovation rather than maintenance.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Makes Several Announcements For Workstations & Displays

Today HP made a slew of announcements at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas. These announcements centered on workstations, both desktop and mobile, and professional displays to areas that appeal to the creative professional. For workstations, HP is releasing the second generation of the Z Turbo Drive as well as a new mobile workstation, the HP Omen Pro, which is much thinner and lighter than their current mobile workstations. HP is also announcing new monitors including a large 32” 4K monitor and several ultra-narrow bezel monitors.

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