Fujitsu H910 and H710 Workstation Laptops

Posted in Fujitsu by Conner Flynn on May 23rd, 2011

Fujitsu has announced a pair of new workstation laptops for running intensive apps like CAD/CAM offerings. Fujitsu says that these machines offer power that was previously only available in desktop workstations. These new laptops are called the Celsius H910 and the Celsius H710.

The H910 packs in a 17.3-inch screen and new Core i5 or i7 processors from Intel. It also has options for NVIDIA Quadro 4000M or 3000M graphics and up to 32GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G. No word on storage options or price yet however.

Dell’s 17-inch Precision M6600 workstation laptop hits the UK early

Posted in Dell by Reuben Drake on May 2nd, 2011

Dell’s latest laptop was supposed to arrive on May 10th, and that might turn out to be the date for the US, but the company’s UK outlet has the M6600 available today. The 17.3-inch laptop offers options like a multitouch display with stylus functionality, a 2.5GHz quad-core Core i7-2920XM CPU, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, up to half a terabyte (2x 256GB) in solid state storage, and NVIDIA Quadro 4000M graphics.

If those sound good to you, prices start at £1,549 ($2,590). The configuration above will cost you £4,714 ($7,880). Nice. If you have the money.

Maingear offers Quantum Shift workstation for creative pros

Posted in Computers by Shane McGlaun on April 13th, 2010

Maingear has all sorts of boutique and high-end computers for users to choose from. The firm was first big in the gaming notebook market and it is now making inroads into the workstation market with its cool Shift computers.

Maingear has unveiled a new workstation called the Quantum Shift that is aimed at creative pros that will be using Adobe Creative Suite 5 or CS5. The Quantum Shift can be fitted with up to three NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics cards.

Steampunk All-in-one workstation

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2010

We’ve seen our share of Steampunk items, but few are as large as this Victorian Organ Command Desk. It took the creator about 6 months to complete, and it sure looks worth it, as there is a ton of detail. It looks like a full organ behind it all.

The whole setup offers 3 monitors, a printer, scanner, webcam, horn speakers, iPhone dock, card readers and a built-in clock. H.G. Wells and Jules Verne would love to sit there and write.

HP EliteBook 8440w Notebook

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2010

HP has released a line of six new notebooks, but the most interesting is the HP EliteBook 8440w, with a comfortable keyboard, a fast processor and durability. This one is a mobile workstation. In order to be called a workstation, certain software and hardware requirements must be met and the HP EliteBook 8440w meets many of them.

Obviously the one downside to the HP EliteBook 8440w is that it’s heavy at nearly 6 pounds, but it’s solid. It’s strong and rigid and should be able to withstand most of what you can do to it in your daily life.

Dell whips out precision workstations with Xeon 5500 lovin’

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on April 1st, 2009

dellprecision-sbIntel is the biggest maker of computer processors on the planet. The company makes processors for all sorts of electronic equipment from high-end gaming desktops and servers to netbooks. Typically, we think of the Intel Xeon line of CPUs as being inside large rack servers used for hosting websites and massive enterprise databases. However, the CPUs are also used inside super powerful workstation computers as well.

Dell has announced a new Precision workstation line that uses the newly announced Intel Xeon 5500 series processors. The line has three models including the Precision T7500, T5500, and T3500 workstations.

HP unveils Z Series Workstation

Posted in HP by Shane McGlaun on March 31st, 2009

hpzworkstation-sbOffice workers who work in certain industries need special computers to get their work done. A standard desktop that is used for checking email and writing word documents in a normal office just won’t cut it in a graphics design or CAD department. For this type of environment, a powerful workstation computer is needed.

HP has announced its new Z series workstations today that use the new Intel Xeon 5500 series processors. The new series includes the Z800, Z600, and Z400 workstations that are aimed at the CAD, engineering, medical imaging, finance and oil/gas industries.

Maingear intros Prelude 2 3D gaming workstation

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2009

Maingear intros Prelude 2 3D gaming workstationMaingear has introduced their latest addition of high performance luxury computer. The Prelude 2 3D gaming workstation. It will come with an NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision setup, 22″ SyncMaster 2233RZ display and an Intel Core i7 processor.

Prices start at $1,999, but once you have it configured exactly how you want it, it will cost much more. More detailed specs are elusive at the moment, but I’m sure we’ve elicited enough drool from your open mouth already.

Zero-Gee workstation for sleeping on the blog

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2008

Zero-Gee workstation for sleeping on the blog
I’d like you to meet my new chair. It’s not a smart chair. It’s the Zero-Gee Ergonomic workstation and by the looks of it, you’ll do a ton of resting and get very little work done. It’s got almost everything you need built in. Like a computer monitor, keyboard, swing out tray thing for your drinks and snacks. About the only thing missing is an onboard toilet, but I guess you can get up for that chore.

Ahhh, a blogger’s dream come true. I could have a little siesta between every article. Doesn’t it make you sleepy just looking at it? Unfortunately, the reality is that not many people are going to pay an outrageous price when you can just park yourself on the couch with your laptop.

myP.O.D: Like putting an apartment in a cubicle

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2008

myP.O.D: Like putting an apartment in a cubicle
This workstation is more then a little disconcerting when you first see it. We are so used to minimalist design, it’s nice to see something fully loaded. As you can see it’s like they crammed an entire living space inside. It’s designed by designer Peter J. Sucy and it has tons of functionality. So much so that it requires an arch to enter.

Your first destination, the seat, which is fully adjustable. From there you’ll work away with fully adjustable monitors, a keyboard and a mouse. Plenty of storage here too, all easily accessible. Better still, look at all the room it has for your toys and gadgets. The kid in me wants to live in one like a fort. But alas, it remains a concept. Keep your fingers crossed.