Cadalyst Author

Ron LaFon


Ron LaFon, a contributing editor for Cadalyst, wrote software and hardware reviews for the publication for more than 17 years.


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3D BOXX H2   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

New to reviews in Cadalyst, BOXX Technologies sent its H2, a very quiet system housed in a lightweight, attractive silver and black case.

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HP Workstation xw5000   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

Housed in a wide, deep, but extremely stylish case, the HP Workstation xw5000 is one of the quietest of all the systems we tested in this roundup.

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M Pro 6219-46U   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

The 3.06GHz Pentium 4?based IBM M Pro 6219-46U is housed in a compact and stylish case.

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Poly 880NF2-2700XGL (AMD)   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

Housed in an extremely compact and lightweight aluminum and Lucite case with a clear window on the removable side panel, the Poly 880NF2-2700XGL is easily the lightest system reviewed here.

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Poly 7205G1-3000XGL (Intel)   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

It?s difficult for one company to compete against itself, especially when the other system it submits is a great- performing bargain.

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SYS PowerHouse 3066   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

Based on our previous experiences benchmarking and evaluating computers from SYS Technology, we?ve come to expect high-performance systems with many extras, and the SYS PowerHouse 3066 meets our expectations.

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Tri-Star   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

The Tri-Star computer from Tri CAD/CAM Systems is housed in an elegant, simple case with a swing-away door that covers the drive bays.

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Samsung display drives system testing   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

All workstations for this roundup were tested on the new Samsung SyncMaster 191T flat-panel monitor, a 190 TFT (thin-film transistor) monitor that is remarkably bright and performed flawlessly throughout the rigors of the testing process.

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8 Great CAD Workstations   1 Mar, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

The quest of CAD/CAM software users for ever-greater computing power tends to make us more conservative in our computer choices, both in selection of design and in sticking to proven technologies.

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WILDCAT4 7110   1 Feb, 2003
By: Ron LaFon

The 3Dlabs Wildcat4 7110 is a full-length, double-width AGP 8X graphics card that not all systems can accommodate.

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