Lenovo has announced a new workstation, the ThinkStation E32 aimed at professionals who need an entry-level system. The ThinkStation E3 has Intel Haswell under the hood, and is being offered with 60-day trials of AutoDesk’s AutoCAD, indicating the type of buyers the company is targeting. The models will go on sale on September 6 starting at $729 USD.
The ThinkStation E32 is being offered in two models: a typical desktop tower, and a small form factor SFF offering. Both feature Intel Xeon E3 1200, which Lenovo says allows for “specialized modeling” for those in need of entry-level pricing. There’s options for fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors as well, and NVIDIA Quadro K4000 in the tower/K600 in the SFF model.
The memory can go up to 32GB in either model, and both offer two USB 2.0 ports and six USB 3.0 ports. There’s no mention of video connectivity options for now, nor what kind of wireless options the system will offer. What is known is the software Lenovo will be shipping the units with, among them being a 60-day trial for AutoCAD.
The system runs Windows 8 Pro, and is certified for use with many modeling and designing programs, among them being SolidWorks, Adobe software, PTC, and Siemens PLM. There’s Error Correcting Code ECC memory to help reduce the odds of memory-centric issues, likewise lowering the odds of suffering an unfortunate loss of data.
Said Lenovo’s Director of Product and Vertical Marketing Rob Herman: “Modeling and design work can be extremely time intensive. Many design revisions and iterations take place, with data running in the background, to get to a final product. The ThinkStation E32 is a design workhorse, giving users workstation level performance and effortless productivity on a PC-sized budget.”
SOURCE: Lenovo Newsroom