Hardware

Image HP’s micro machine is great for bread and butter 3D CAD but buyers need to be confident that workflows won’t change

Image HP’s new ultra-portable laptop boasts a no-compromise quad core CPU but, for 3D CAD, the display needs to be carefully matched to the GPU

Image Fast, rugged, secure and available in capacities up to 2TB, there’s very little not to like about this compact external Solid State Drive

Image Designed and manufactured in Augsburg, Fujitsu has used its German engineering know-how to make a compact workstation with no compromise graphics

Image AMD has packed a powerful mid-range GPU into a low profile graphics card. CAD users no longer have to compromise on 3D performance to have a tiny workstation

Image With a significant boost in 3D graphics performance this impressive Small Form Factor (SFF) workstation should appeal to a much wider audience

Image The best performing of all the ultra portables but there are some compromises.

Image From SSDs to HDDs and Thunderbolt to USB, we look at a variety of different external storage options for mobile workstations

Image With unrivalled battery life Lenovo has created a CAD-class laptop that can truly be used all day long without having to plug into the mains.

Image This new addition to the HP ZBook family goes all out for portability but still retains the key enterprise features of its older siblings

Image With a brand new mobile workstation, HP breaks the mould of its enterprise-focused ZBooks offering a uniquely styled machine that is big on performance.

Image Recently updated with a new 4K screen and Thunderbolt 2, Dell’s slimline beauty continues to shine, albeit with a few tradeoffs.

Image A new generation of slimline mobile workstations are changing the way you can do CAD and BIM on the go.

Image With support for Haswell-based Xeons up to 18 cores and 256GB RAM Fujitsu is set to bring its 1U rack machine into the age of virtual workstations

Image With impressive expandability and customisation, this single CPU workstation should appeal equally to small AEC firms and large enterprises.

Image HP’s new workstation packs a punch for design viz but is also attractive for architects who want to start with a single CPU and add a second when workflows change.

Image Fujitsu becomes the final tier one workstation manufacturer to unveil its new Intel Haswell Xeon E5 v3 workstations

Image Meeting the challenge of finding the right balance between performance and portability in a mobile workstation

Image This mainstream CAD-class mobile workstation offers some unique features for security and maintenance.

Image The performance of PCIe Solid State Drives (SSDs) may look incredible on paper but how does it translate to the real world? We test out a combination of SATA and PCIe SSDs using point cloud software, LFM Server, as well as Revit and 3ds Max.