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Lenovo adds ultrabook to mobile workstation line

Lenovo adds ultrabook to mobile workstation line

ThinkPad W550 responds to customer request for a workstation-class ultrabook. Lenovo chose Autodesk University to in­troduce the newest member of their mobile workstation line, the new Think­Pad W550. Lenovo says this Intel/ Nvidia-based Ultrabook worksta­tion was developed on feedback from customers looking for a thinner and lighter mobile workstation with ISV certifi­cations. Starting at 5 […]

By December 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Autodesk wants to bring its “disruptive” commodity approach to CAM

Autodesk wants to bring its “disruptive” commodity approach to CAM

Recent acquisitions have been digested; now Autodesk wants to extend its reach into computer-aided manufacturing’s three phases of Plan, Program, Produce. Autodesk employees used the buzzword “disruptive” more than usual this year at Autodesk University. And they used it to describe their actions in markets heretofore outside their reach, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). In a […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

A wild mobile device market supports a wide variety of vendors; consolidation is inevitable. The latest report on the marketplace for System on a Chip (SoC) graphics chips (mobile GPUs) shows Qualcomm maintaining its market leadership and Apple market share slipping as more Android devices come to market. Overall the market for SoCs with GPUs […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Workstation market remains solid in third quarter

Workstation market remains solid in third quarter

New report from Jon Peddie Research shows 4.7% gain from 3Q13. The market for workstations remains a healthy one, says Jon Peddie Research it its latest quarterly report. The third quarter of calendar 2014 saw the market ship the second-highest volume total ever recorded. Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.02 million workstations last quarter, posting […]

By December 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New 3D Systems ProX 400 offers high-capacity metal printing

New 3D Systems ProX 400 offers high-capacity metal printing

Sometimes, you just gotta have metal; the ProX 400 should debut to high demand. 3D Systems is introducing its latest industrial direct metal printing (DMP) system, the ProX 400. Designed for creating high-quality end-use metal parts, the ProX 400 can create parts up to 500 X 500 X 500 mm3 (19 11/16 inches each dimension) without the […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Reviewing the Thinkstation P300

Reviewing the Thinkstation P300

New design, new brand, same value. By Alex Herrera Lenovo has become an outstanding supplier of workstations, with a recent, sharpened focus on the market that makes it a serious contender for mar­ket leadership. HP and Dell dominate the space today, but despite its relatively distant third place, Lenovo has delivered an impressive growth story. […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dell Precision Tower 5810 offers affordable CAD power

Dell Precision Tower 5810 offers affordable CAD power

Combining a next-generation Intel Xeon with an AMD FirePro GPU makes it suitable for 3D, CAD, and rendering. By Tom Lansford CADplace.co.uk With the introduction of the 3rd generation Intel Xeon CPUs, the Dell 5800 series delivers fast, E5 processors from quad-core up to 14 cores. Combined with fast graphics, this system is a flexible […]

By November 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
HP sets sights on 3D printing again with homegrown technology

HP sets sights on 3D printing again with homegrown technology

Reselling a Stratasys printer went nowhere; this time HP will come to market with a truly innovative platform. HP has introduced new 3D printing technology which it will bring to market over the next 15 months. HP Multi Jet Fusion is a technology based on its recently introduced Thermal Inkjet technology. It uses a new […]

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Jon Peddie says “I love it—why did I wait?” By Jon Peddie Opening the boxes of the new Sur­face Pro 3 is a delight. The design­er packages have thick, solid sides, and the design elements of the wrappings and the interiors where the machine and its parts rest are (excuse the unctuous flatter) perfect. The […]

By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Review: Nvidia Shield tablet

Review: Nvidia Shield tablet

Thin, light, and remarkably powerful—what’s not to like? By Robert Dow The K1 processor in the Shield tablet far outperforms any mobile processor that we have tested. The K1 is a 192-core Kepler GPU matched with a 2.2-GHz ARM Cor­tex A15 CPU with 2 GB RAM which drives an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 touch dis­play, […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →