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Dell wants to be king of the workstation notebooks

Dell wants to be king of the workstation notebooks

Their new lineup and attitude put them well on the way in a vibrant, competitive market.   By Jon Peddie Last October Dell showed us (and others) their lineup for their 2016 workstation notebooks—four of them, from entry level to a mammoth 17-inch, plus two new tower workstations. All of them are lovely, powerful for […]

By February 4, 2016 Read More →
Boxx Apexx 5 redesign maximizes expansion choices

Boxx Apexx 5 redesign maximizes expansion choices

This liquid-cooled behemoth can handle five dual-width GPUs. Boxx Technologies is now shipping a redesigned Apexx 5, a max’d out workstation designed for graphics professionals in architecture, engineering, VFX, and animation. The highly configurable redesign can handle up to 5 dual-width GPUs with a sync card, a single-width GPU, or any combination of seven, full-length […]

By January 28, 2016 Read More →
LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

Curved, thin, flexible: Pick any two. Korean manufacturing behemoth LG created a stir at CES yesterday when they presented a concept demonstration of a digital display device that can be rolled up like a newspaper. The resolution on the 18-inch prototype is 1200 x 810. LG says the goal is 4K quality on a 55-inch […]

By January 7, 2016 Read More →
Eurocom introduces 4K mobile desktop replacement at CES

Eurocom introduces 4K mobile desktop replacement at CES

Sky DLX7 runs desktop-class CPU and GPU in mobile footprint. If bigger is better, Eurocom should win a prize at this week’s CES for introducing the Sky DLX7, the company’s second “Desktop Laptop.”  The Eurocom Sky DLX7 runs desktop-class CPUs and GPUs, supports 4K display to a 17.1” monitor, and can be stuffed with up […]

By January 7, 2016 Read More →
My Workstation Christmas wish-list

My Workstation Christmas wish-list

Seven ways to upgrade components or to spec a whole new workstation. By Tom Lansford What was on my Christmas workstation wishlist this year? I’ve been looking at some of the new systems and technology that’s come out in time for Christmas; here is what I hope to find under the tree this year. Gimme […]

By December 23, 2015 Read More →
AMD GPUOpen offers developers access to its libraries and “metal”

AMD GPUOpen offers developers access to its libraries and “metal”

AMD embraces open source with game libraries and register data. A second release, the Boltzmann Initiative, supports high-performance applications. By Jon Peddie AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming […]

By December 15, 2015 Read More →
Fujitsu workstation update puts Skylake CPU into a small form factor workstation

Fujitsu workstation update puts Skylake CPU into a small form factor workstation

Full-size graphics and storage in a tiny box. By Tom Lansford The amount of performance that can be packed into a 10-liter small form-factor workstation just jumped – a lot. Fujitsu has been designing and manufacturing professional workstations in Germany for 25 years. They just released the company’s first small form-factor workstation. This 10 liter […]

By December 4, 2015 Read More →
Lenovo introduces multimode mobile workstation

Lenovo introduces multimode mobile workstation

The ThinkPad P40 Yoga combines sketch/touch with a 360-degree hinge and workstation specs. This week Lenovo introduced a new twist in mobile workstations, with what it calls the first “multimode” mobile workstation. The Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga adds workstation-class specs to a convertible laptop that allows on-screen sketching and use in several configurations. Lenovo sees […]

By December 3, 2015 Read More →
Workstation market sticks to the right script in third quarter

Workstation market sticks to the right script in third quarter

Latest report from Jon Peddie Research shows continued growth while the larger PC market continues to shrink. After a surprisingly disappointing first quarter of 2015, followed up by a welcome rebound in Q2, all eyes were on Q3 to find out exactly which script the workstation market would follow. Would it track PCs downhill, like […]

By December 1, 2015 Read More →
SPEC group updates workstation benchmark  

SPEC group updates workstation benchmark  

SPECwpc V2.0 takes new solid-state storage and multi-core workstations into account. The SPEC Workstation Performance Characterization Group (SPECwpc) has released SPECwpc 2.0, a major upgrade to its benchmark software. SPEC says the update “improves scalability measurement” for workstations with large numbers of processing cores and “fully integrates solid-state storage into performance testing.” The new SPECwpc […]

By November 19, 2015 Read More →