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Lenovo ThinkStation C20 Review

Lenovo ThinkStation C20 Review

Big computers generally mean big performance, but does a PC need to be imposing in order to blitz through the benchmarks?  Lenovo's ThinkStation C20 is the baby of the range when it comes to physical size, but with dual Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA's Quadro FX 4800 graphics, it's no slowpoke. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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MAINGEAR Quantum SHIFT Workstation Announced

MAINGEAR Quantum SHIFT Workstation Announced

MAINGEAR Computers has officially announced the availability of their latest workstation computer, basically trying their best to blur the line between supercomputer and gaming rig. Specifically designed for those that take their computer gaming very seriously, along with people who just want to have the best of the best and those with the creative know how to make something of this magnitude actually work for them, the Quantum SHIFT Workstation is a beast amongst . . . Other beasts.

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Dell Precision M4500 hits virtual shelves: Core i5/i7 and Quadro FX graphics

Dell Precision M4500 hits virtual shelves: Core i5/i7 and Quadro FX graphics

If you're in the market for a beastly mobile workstation then Dell have you covered; the Dell Precision M4500 has finally gone up for sale, complete with a choice of dualcore Core i5 or i7 CPUs or Intel's quadcore Core i7 chips.  Either one or two hard-drives can be specified (either up to 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD) and a choice of NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M or FX1800M graphics.

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HP EliteBook 8740w and Z200, Z400, Z600 & Z800 workstations get Intel CPU updates

HP EliteBook 8740w and Z200, Z400, Z600 & Z800 workstations get Intel CPU updates

HP have updated their workstation range, and of the new tower, SFF and notebook models perhaps the most interesting is the HP EliteBook 8740w.  Toting Intel's latest Core i7 Extreme processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and a 17-inch LED-backlit display running at either WXGA+ or WUXGA, the 8740w can be spec'd with either ATI FirePro M7820 1GB graphics, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M 1GB graphics or Quadro FX 2800M 1GB graphics.

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Digital Storm DAVINCI workstation gets overclocked Core i7-940X

Digital Storm DAVINCI workstation gets overclocked Core i7-940X

Having shown you Digital Storm's madly-overclocked BlackOPS gaming PC yesterday, now it's the turn of their updated workstation, the DAVINCI, to get Intel's latest Core i7-980X Extreme processor.  The chip finds its way into the mid-range DAVINCI Professional model, kicking off at $4,995 (with a $350 discount if you scamper over and buy one straight away) complete with 12GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA PNY Quadro FX 1800 768MB graphics.

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Lenovo ThinkStation E20 entry-level workstation from $599

Lenovo ThinkStation E20 entry-level workstation from $599

Hardly glamorous, but Lenovo's latest budget workstation could bring graphics crunching happily within reach of entry-level renderers.  The Lenovo ThinkStation E20 range kicks off at $599, with a choice of Intel Pentium, Core i3, Core i5 or Xeon processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory (spread over four DIMM slots) and an optional NVIDIA Quadro graphics card.

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HP Z200 Workstation: entry-level crunching from $769

HP Z200 Workstation: entry-level crunching from $769

HP have outed a new Z-series workstation at CES 2010, the HP Z200, the entry level companion to the company's well-considered Z400, Z600 and Z800 models.  The Z200 offers new Intel Core i3 and Core i5 dual-core and quad-core Xeon 3400 processors, as well as a tool-less chassis similar to the more expensive versions.

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Dell Precision M6500 Core i7 Extreme mobile workstation debuts

Dell Precision M6500 Core i7 Extreme mobile workstation debuts

Dell have updated their mobile workstation range of notebooks with the Precision M6500, packing a range of Intel Core i7 quad-core and Core i7 Extreme quad-core processors.  There's also a considerable 17-inch 1920 x 1200 display - with various degrees of LED backlighting - together with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, space for up to three hard-drives (up to 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD in each bay; various RAID setups available) and a choice of ATI FirePro M7740 1GB, NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M 1GB, or Quadro FX 3800M 1GB graphics.

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HP Z600 Workstation Review

HP Z600 Workstation Review

It's been a few months since HP launched their Z400, Z600 and Z800 workstations, and we've finally got the company's mid-range Z600 on the SlashGear test bench. A dual-processor monster that HP envisage being used in midrange CAD, financial modelling and even high-end DCC, the Z600 would also make for a storming video editing workstation; HP also claim it's environmentally friendly. That's the theory, anyway: can the Z600 really deliver performance in a home or small-office friendly way?

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HP add NVIDIA Tesla GPU and CS4 accelerator options to Z-series workstations

HP add NVIDIA Tesla GPU and CS4 accelerator options to Z-series workstations

HP have announced two new graphics enhancements for their Z-series of workstations, including an optional Elemental Accelerator for use with NVIDIA's Quadro that will see Adobe CS4 gain access to the CUDA processing.  There's also the option for up to two NVIDIA Tesla GPUs in HP's flagship workstation, the Z800.

HP Z400 Workstation Review

HP Z400 Workstation Review

Earlier this year we covered the launch of HP's latest Intel Nehalem-based workstations, and soon enough HP had a Z400 test unit for us to try out. The entry-point to the new range, the Z400 misses out on some of the more innovative design features of its bigger siblings, but arguably the most important thing - the Xeon processor - is there front and center. Read on for our benchmarks and impressions.

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HP xw9400 Workstation gets dual Six-Core AMD Opteron CPUs

HP xw9400 Workstation gets dual Six-Core AMD Opteron CPUs

HP have announced their latest workstation, and if you've been disappointed with the power on offer in past models then this one might just do the trick.  The HP xw9400 Workstation can now be specified with the six-core AMD Opteron 2400 series processors, giving a total of 12 cores overall when two of the processors are paired together.

 

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