by Lyle Smith

HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition Announced

HP has unveiled the HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition. Designed for power users, STEM Students, architects and engineers looking to upgrade to an accessible performance-driven workstation, the EliteDesk 705 is HP’s most affordable professional certified desktop to date. This workstation features up to an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X Eight-Core, 64 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM, 512 GB PCIe NVMe SED Opal 2 TLC M.2 SSD, and professional graphics cards including the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Graphics and NVIDIA Quadro P1000.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Precision 5530 Review

The Precision 5530 is the successor to Dell's sleek, stylish and powerful Precision 5520 mobile workstation, claiming an even lighter and thinner design. The new Dell workstation has also been upgraded with impressive component options, including support for both Intel Core and the Xeon 6-core processors, the latter which will certainly add a ton of potential in the performance category. The 5530 also offers Thunderbolt type-C and HDMI 2.0 connectivity, Quadro professional graphics, and memory and storage options, making it a viable mobile workstation for a range of different applications. If you have the budget, the Precision 5530 can be outfitted to compete against most mid-to-high-end workstations on the market.

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by Michael Rink

HP Z2 Tower G4 Workstation Review

The HP Z2 Tower G4 workstation is the next generation up from the Z240. HP is targeting the Z2 at entry and mid-range creators needs in AEC/Product Dev (e.g., CAD), Higher Education (e.g., Engineering labs), as well as Media and Entertainment (e.g., Maya). It is 13% smaller but with options for graphics packages providing 60% more power than the Z240.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Releases Two New ThinkPads

Today Lenovo expanded its ThinkPad line with the release of two new models, the ThinkPad P1 and the ThinkPad P72. The P1 will be Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest mobile workstation to date, and still packing a 15.6” 4K screen. The P72 is a 17” mobile workstation with up to 6TB of storage offered.

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by Adam Armstrong

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX 8200

Today at SIGGRAPH, AMD announced that it was expanding its powerful workstation, Radeon Pro WX, line with a new addition, the WX 8200. The WX 8200 is billed as the most powerful workstation GPU under a thousand dollars. The company is also announcing major updates to its Radeon ProRender technology.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Precision 7530 Workstation Review

The Dell Precision 7530 is a high-end mobile workstation designed to excel during graphic or data-heavy applications. To emphasize its capabilities, Dell boldly claims that it is the world’s most powerful and first "Ready for VR" 15-inch mobile workstation to hit the market. That said, users can certainly outfit the 7530 with some pretty impressive builds, which is highlighted by 8th Gen Intel Core and Xeon 6-core processor options and Radeon Pro and NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs. The mobile workstation also supports up to a whopping 128GB of 3200MHz SuperSpeed memory with a maximum storage capacity of an impressive 6TB via up to three 2TB PCIe Solid SSDs or 2x and 1x 2.5” HDDs.

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by Lyle Smith

HP ZBook 15u G5 Review

HP has released the ZBook 15u G5, the 5th generation of their popular mobile workstation line. Announced back in April of this year, HP describes the 15u G5 as an entry-level, performance-driven workstation that is ideal for professionals on the go, which is pretty much in line with other 15u models we looked at over the past few years (we found that they are generally solid mobile rigs that offer a good bang for their lower price tag). The new 15u is highlighted by an optional 4K, touch display, quad core Intel Core processors and 3D professional graphics, all packed inside a thin mobile workstation.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Refreshes Its Z Family Of Entry-Level Workstations

Today HP Inc. unveiled what it is calling the world’s most powerful entry workstations, with its updated HP Z Workstation lineup. These new entry workstations are aimed at product designers, architects, creative professionals, OEMs, educators, and financial workers. HP states that the new workstations will provide enhanced productivity and performance while being cost-effective and secure. 

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Unveils New ThinkStation P330 Desktop Workstations

Lenovo has just launched the ThinkStation P330 series, a new line of entry-level workstations that focus on optimal performance and feature a compact design. Available in tower, small form factor (SFF), and “Tiny” models, this new family is highlighted by an 8th Gen Intel Xeon E and Core processors, high-end professional graphics cards like the NVIDIA Quadro P620 GPU (as well as dual graphics support), and M.2 NVMe storage directly on the motherboard.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo 15-inch, VR-Ready ThinkPad P52 Announced

Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad P52, the company’s newest mobile workstation designed for ISV workflows, AR and VR content creation, large models and datasets, real-time playback and mobile AI deployment. With its equipped NVIDIA Quadro P3200 GPU and Intel’s all-new Xeon hexa-core CPU, the P52 is Lenovo’s first 15-inch, VR-Ready Certified mobile workstation. The P52 also features a 4K Ultra high-definition panel with 100 percent of the Adobe color gamut.

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