Hardware

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.

Image Could HP's new PageWide inkjet 2D printing technology transfer to the 3D printing market, leading to game-changing speed, build-size and resolution capabilities?

Image We’ve seen 14-inch mobile workstations come and go, but none can touch the HP ZBook 14 when it comes to mobility.

Image Dell’s new lightweight laptop may be a dead ringer for an Apple MacBook Pro, but it’s an entirely different beast — a dedicated 3D CAD/BIM mobile workstation, certified for a wide range of applications including Revit.

Image Dell has an impressive pedigree when it comes to mobile workstations and its latest 15-inch offering picks up where the Precision M4700 left off.

Image This mainstream 15.6-inch delivers far more grunt than its lightweight sibling, the ZBook 14. It can handle a high-end CPU (up to the Intel Core i7-4900MQ), a mid-range GPU (up to the Nvidia Quadro K2100M) – an ideal combination for CAD/BIM.

Image This latest update to Lenovo’s ThinkPad family is a specialist piece of kit. With an exceptional 15.5-inch 2,880 x 1,620 display and an X-Rite Pantone colour calibrator built in, it’s ideal for colour-critical workflows.

Image This 15-inch from Schenker delivers 3D performance more commonly found in a 17-inch mobile workstation. Most 15-inch models max out at the Nvidia Quadro K2100M, but Schenker’s W503 takes the GPU up a notch to a Quadro K3100M.

Image From the outside the 17-inch M6800 looks just like a bigger version of the M4800. And in many ways it is. It features the same trademark Dell styling, solid chassis and easy maintenance of its 15-inch sibling. The big difference is what’s inside.