Hardware

ImageA very high-end CAD/BIM workstation with graphics primed for design viz

ImageHP’s latest large format printer proves a versatile and compact tool for small architecture practices.

ImageA beautifully engineered dual Xeon workstation with server grade storage

ImageA good all round CAD / BIM workstation, though some users may demand more from their local storage

ImageA specialist GPU-accelerated workstation for simulation or rendering workflows

ImageA compact entry-level 3D CAD workstation with excellent build quality

ImageA quality workstation for CAD or BIM, but there is no compelling reason to upgrade from Sandy Bridge

ImageA well-rounded low cost workstation for CAD based on Intel’s new Ivy Bridge CPU

ImageA good all round mobile workstation about to get better with an Ivy Bridge upgrade.

ImageHP’s new all-in-one combines desktop workstation-class components with a stunning 27-inch LED backlit display. The results are incredible. Greg Corke drools over one of the most elegant, serviceable workstations he has ever seen.

ImageDell has completely redesigned its new ‘Sandy Bridge’ Xeon Precision workstation from scratch with serviceability high on the list of priorities.

Image‘Sandy Bridge’ has finally arrived on Intel’s Xeon platform. AEC Magazine finds out what this means for design viz users by putting Workstation Specialists’ new dual Xeon through its paces.

ImageTake one workstaton, add three displays and you have got yourself a highly productive system for design and visualisation.

ImageAn entry-level workstation that squeezes even more out of Intel's Core i7 2600K CPU.

ImageA powerful mobile workstation, with many of the hallmarks of a desktop machine.

ImageA powerful mainstream CAD system with the capacity to handle large BIM datasets.

ImageAn incredibly powerful dual processor machine for those pushing the boundaries of design visualisation.

ImageGreg Corke reports on a low-cost PDF creation tool that also offers a very capable set of markup, editing and collaboration tools.

Image3Dconnexion’s 3D mice have been around for many years, but have only just received a dedicated driver for Revit. Paul Woddy of revitguru.com put two of these impressive devices to work inside Revit 2012.

ImageComputers are amazing machines – until they break down and take weeks to repair, that is. Greg Corke gets wise to warranties and encourages anyone considering a new workstation to find out more before taking the plunge.