by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Next Generation of ThinkPad P Series Mobile Workstations

Lenovo has announced the next generation of its ThinkPad P Series with five new products, the ThinkPad P73, ThinkPad P53, ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, and ThinkPad P53s and P43s. These new additions are designed for professionals who need both power and portability and feature a range of reliability and security features.

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by Lyle Smith

Seagate BarraCuda 510 NVMe SSD Review

The Seagate BarraCuda 510 is a consumer drive for users looking to leverage the NVMe interface inside their ultra-thin laptops, workstations, and desktop PCs, though it’s also available in a 2.5 SATA model. First revealed during CES 2019 in January, the BarraCuda 510 features 3D cTLC NAND and capacities up to 512GB. The new Seagate drive also comes bundled with SeaTools SSD, which is the company’s free software that tests and analyzes their drives for health monitoring.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston KC2000 NVMe SSD Review

The Kingston KC2000 SSD is the company’s next generation M.2 NVMe drive that is geared toward power users. The drive leverages 96-layer, 3D TLC NAND and the latest Gen 3.0 x 4 controller to deliver quoted speeds of 3.2GB/s read and 2.2GB/s write. With the drive’s performance and endurance, Kingston states it would be a good fit for desktops, workstation, and high-performance computing systems. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

Computex 2019 Roundup

Computex 2019, an annual event held in Taipei which focuses mainly on AI & IoT, 5G, Blockchain, Innovations & Startups, Gaming & XR, Computing Technologies, Storage, and so on, took place this week and we were on the show floor. Over 1,600 exhibitors were there with more the 5,500 booths, all showcasing their latest technology. In addition to what was going on at the Nangang Exhibition Center where Computex is held each year, some companies opt to rent suites at the Grand Hyatt Hotel or showcase their products at their local office. This means that it’s nothing short of a Herculean effort to see everything there is to see, especially since the event lasts only 5 days.

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by Lyle Smith

Toshiba Announces XG6-P SSD Series

Toshiba has announced the XG6-P SSD series, an offshoot of its performance-driven NVMe M.2 XG6 Series. The new Toshiba line are designed for high-end workstation PCs and gaming systems and cost-optimized data center and composable infrastructures. Available is capacities up to 2TB, Toshiba claims a significant improvement over other Toshiba drives, including double the capacity of the XG6, faster write speeds than the XG5-P, and a lower power envelope and smaller form factor than the datacenter class XD5.

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by Marshall Gunnell

NVIDIA Quadro GPUs for Mobile Workstations Released

NVIDIA announced today at Computex 2019 in Taipei, a full range of mobile workstation Quadro GPUs, the Quadro RTX 5000, 4000, and 3000, which leverage Turing architecture. These GPUs will be used by system providers such as Dell, HP, and Lenovo.

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by Marshall Gunnell

1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC Card Review

Announced in February of this year, the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UGH-I microSDXC card is one of the world’s first 1TB microSD cards, and is quoted to be the fastest. This card is designed to address a number of issues, such as capturing and storing large files while out in the field, successfully removing the need to carry and swap multiple cards due to small capacity limitations.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Announces ThinkBook 13s and 14s, ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 and Nano Workstations

Lenovo has announced a new line of mobile workstations called ThinkBook dedicated to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Launching with the S Series, the new ultra-slim ThinkBook 13s and 14s (a 13-inch and 14-inch model, respectively) are designed for businesses seeking security, reliability, support services, and modern-looking solutions that bring the smartphone experience to a workstation environment.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Announces Next-Gen ThinkStation P920 and P720

Lenovo has announced updates to their ThinkStation P920 and P720 systems with new performance-driven components to enhance user experience. Design for mission-critical tasks in engineering, architecture, media, entertainment, finance, and medical industries, the P720 Power can be customized with a range of powerful options while supporting 12 drives via Flex Trays that hold up to two drives per bay. Ideal for the most demanding workflows. The I/O-driven ThinkStation P920 also supports Flex Trays as well as Tri-Channel Cooling for enhanced reliability and is ideal for the demanding workflows such as rendering, simulation, visualization, deep learning, and artificial intelligence across industries.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Announces New Slate of Workstations

Dell has made it clear that the company is focusing on "unified workspace" for end users more than ever with their latest slate of mobile workstation announcements at this year's Dell World. They’ve also expressed enormous interest in the “new economy,” which translates to worker productivity and inspired workforces as key to a successful business. And Dell believes that IT plays an important role in it. The challenge is that IT isn't necessarily equipped to deliver an inspired, productive work environment: there can be a lot of troubleshooting, unneeded hassles and issues, and not much flexibility. End users (or workers) might not be able to seamlessly transition between to device to device to access their data. Dell sees a big opportunity here and has certainly shown a lot of innovation with their newly announced line up, which promises to address all of these efficiency issues that affect today's workplace.

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