I wanted to share a thorough review of the new ThinkPad W530 mobile workstation from our friends at CADplace. I’m happy to hear that they are as pleased with the ThinkPad W530 as I am. I’ve copied an excerpt of their review below:
Lenovo’s new mobile workstation – the ThinkPad W530 – epitomizes the best qualities of the ThinkPad brand & brings you the latest workstation technology
At first glance you know that it is a ThinkPad. The look, the feel, everything about this mobile workstation oozes “ThinkPad”. Lenovo remains consistent with their brand’s design. Perhaps more than any other workstation, the ThinkPad carries with it a particular image. Any reader familiar with the ThinkPad will look at the CADplace photos and will know how this notebook will feel in their hands. Read full article »
It’s been a busy time here at Lenovo in the last few months with the release of four new ThinkStation workstations: E31, S30, C30 and D30. These workstations pack enhanced memory performance and graphics capabilities to help you power through intense calculations faster and more efficiently. Here’s a summary of their key features: Read full article »
With so many choices on the market for computer systems to run your CAD/CAM software how do you decide which is best? This is a problem that many 3D and 2D CAD/CAM designers and their IT staff have to think about.
First, you should look for a system that you can afford and which meets your needs, like the Lenovo ThinkStation. You don’t want to pay for a system that has more power than needed. However, if you choose a system that doesn’t provide the power needed productivity, efficiency, creativity and satisfaction will diminish.
So how do you decide?
Way back in 2011, an unscientific Cadalyst survey revealed that 11 percent of respondents used mobile workstations for CAD and 8 percent used standard PC notebooks. 2012 is sure to be a year when these stats shoot up, so it might be time to think about getting a mobile CAD machine that can optimize your performance on the road.
DEVELOP3D’s Best of 2011
Originally Posted by DEVELOP3D
Another end of year collation of finery, but hang in there, these are my ten favourite products to have appeared on the pages (both physical and digital) of DEVELOP3D in 2011.
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Intel Knights Preparing for Parallel Battle
Originally Posted by Kenneth Wong
CPU maker Intel‘s new architecture, dubbed Knights Corner, represents the move from multicore (two, four, six, eight …) to many integrated cores (MIC, more than 50 Intel processing cores on a single chip).
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Autodesk acquires T-Splines Technology
Originally Posted by JTB World Blog
Autodesk has acquired certain technology-related assets from T-Splines Inc., a privately-held surface modeling software company, based in Utah according to this short press release.
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