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CAD Hardware : Input, Output, Workstations, Computing, Graphics, Displays and Specialized Solutions

No matter which software solutions you require or which services you utilize, your professional development environment will need tailored hardware tools to support your business and your projects. Even with today's trends in cloud-computing, nothing runs on air. Having the right systems for the right tasks makes all the difference in the world.

It depends on your perspective. For some people the question of hardware begins with the workstation. For a designer, however, it might begin with the tablet or 3D mouse. For an engineer in product development it could be the virtual prototyping system and for his colleague the solution for rapid prototyping could be the primary concern.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P-Series : full family feature comparison

The ThinkStation workstations are all new. CADplace shares this table of feature-comparisons with you.

What is new in Lenovo's ultra-high-end ThinkStation? Comparing the ThinkStation P900 & the ThinkStation D30

The new ThinkStation P900 is the next generation, no-limits, ultimate performance, Lenovo ThinkStation. By replacing the ThinkStation D30, the P900 sits at the top of the Lenovo workstation line-up targeting customers with the most demanding work in Engineering and Design.

What is new in Lenovo's compact, dual processor, ThinkStation P700? Comparing the ThinkStation P700 & the ThinkStation C30

How does the new dual CPU ThinkStation P700 improve on the previous generation? The P-series has a new design inside and out, support for more storage & memory, and adds the latest NVIDIA Quadro GPUs for next-gen performance.

What is new in Lenovo's ThinkStation P500? Comparing the ThinkStation P500 & the ThinkStation S30

How does the new ThinkStation P500 improve on the previous generation? The P-series has a new design inside and out, support for more storage & memory, and adds the latest CPU and NVIDIA Quadro GPUs for next-gen performance.

What is new in Lenovo's ThinkStation P300? Comparing the ThinkStation P300 & the ThinkStation E32

With new technology and a new design, the ThinkStation P300 is the future for the ThinkStation family. How does the new model compare to the ThinkStation E32?

CAD hardware : an overview of tools for the professional designer and engineer

No matter which software solutions you require or which services you utilize, your professional development environment will need tailored hardware tools to support your business and your projects. Even given today's trends in cloud-computing, nothing actually runs on air, and having the right systems for the right tasks makes all the difference in the world.

Lenovo introduces the latest ThinkStation workstations models, the P500, the P700, and the P900

Lenovo signaled the coming of their ThinkStation refresh with the ThinkStation P300 launch just a few of months ago. The 2014 edition of workstations brings much more than a new set of branding.

NVIDIA unveils the future of the Quadro family : here are the new features for professional graphics

NVIDIA is the market leader in professional graphics. At Siggraph 2014 the company unveils the new generation of Quadro GPUs.

The AMD FirePro line-up now from top-to-bottom: the FirePro W2100, W4100, W5100, and W7100 are all new

Joining the ultra-high-end FirePro W9100 and W8100, AMD announces the rest of the family at Siggraph. Brand new entry level products, like the FirePro W2100, aim to carve out more market share in the professional CAD space. The FirePro W5100 and W7100 have double the memory and brand new GPU's.  The entire family delivers professional performance with optimizations for applications, reliability with ISV certifications, and great support for high-resolution 4K displays.

AMD FirePro W7000 with top-of-the-line professional graphics performance for CAD and design

The current high-end professional graphics slot at AMD is held by the FirePro W7000. With a cost of 750€ - 800€ and the highest performance in its class, this professional GPU gives a kick to your CAD workstation performance.

The AMD FirePro W5000 packs a graphics punch for professional CAD and design

True confessions : at CADplace we love graphics. One reason? Price/performance ratios that improve with every new generation. Another reason? Innovations that seem to never stop. The AMD FirePro W5000 is an excellent example of both.

On the road, in the data center, or under your desk, AMD FirePro graphics deliver performance for PTC Creo 3.0

PTC Live Global 2014 in Boston : Take the booth tour with CADplace as we talk with AMD's Jon Clark and PTC's Sandy Smith about AMD FirePro solutions as well as the AMD & PTC partnership – a hardware-software combination that delivers performance and reliability for PTC Creo customers.

Introducing the new Lenovo ThinkStation P300

Lenovo's ThinkStation family just got a refresh for the smallest, most compact ThinkStation. The ThinkStation E32 has been replaced with the new ThinkStation P300. Like it's predecessor, the ThinkStation P300 is the entry point for professional workstations and comes in a small form-factor (SFF) model and in a mini-tower version.

Lenovo's ThinkStation P300 on display at PTC Live Global 2014

The workstation specialists at Lenovo showcased a host of technology at PTC Live Global in Boston this year. The latest addition to the line up, the ThinkStation P300, figured prominently in configurations designed for PTC customers. Mobile solutions, unique displays, and remote workstation products were on display as well.

Dell's Ultrasharp 32 Ultra HD monitor is the 'big screen' for designers and engineers

No need to go to the theater for the 'big screen'. The Dell Ultrasharp 32 delivers four-times full HD resolution to your desktop.

Dell Precision T1700 mini-tower workstation might be the perfect size for you

On one hand it's a compact professional workstation, on the other hand, it can be loaded with powerful technology.

AMD FirePro W9100 in Hannover : the most powerful professional GPU for engineers and designers in the world

Hannover, Germany hosts the world's largest Industrial trade show every year. 2014 saw AMD showing the world's fastest professional GPU. In addition to the new FirePro W9100, the professional graphics experts demonstrated faster workflows using many different applications which engineers and designers need: PTC Creo, Autodesk VRED, Siemens NX, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks.  And with the release of a completely new professional graphics benchmark, SPECviewperf 12, the FirePro team showed visitors how the AMD professional GPUs blow past the competition.

Which AMD FirePro Graphics do you need for SolidWorks?

AMD FirePro developers worked with SolidWorks developers to accelerate key parts of the application. The cooperation not only benefited SolidWorks and their customers with a faster design program, it seems that AMD is reaping what they sowed with across-the-board, fast performance in SolidWorks.

AMD FirePro GPUs deliver professional performance on the new SPECviewperf 12

SPEC.org released the all-new version 12 of SPECviewperf just a few months ago. CADplace tests the AMD FirePro W5000 with the newest benchmark for professional graphics and gives you the results.

Lenovo's ThinkPad W540 : a first look at this professional workstation for the road

This is a solid, capable, and fast mobile workstation for the road. The ThinkPad W540 keeps the ThinkPad tradition for robust and reliable workstation.

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