Hardware
blank Alive and Kicking-Large CRT Monitors Offer Best Bang for Your Buck   15 Sep, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

Prices on large CRT monitors have dropped substantially since our last CRT review in September 2003. Not so many years ago I remember paying triple what these current CRTs cost. What you don't get for these lower prices are multiple connectivity options-there's usually no USB connectivity...More>>

Take Your Work Anywhere   1 Jul, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

For some time, I've considered workstation-level performance as just that, whether the system is a desktop system or a notebook computer. Certainly some workstations are faster than others, but system performance must reach a certain level to distinguish itself from the basic personal computer that...More>>

First Look: HP Workstation xw6200   1 Jul, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

New Xeon processor with support for PCI ExpressMore>>

blank FireGL X2-256t   1 May, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

The FireGL graphics card line has long been a standard fixture in workstation-level computer systems. The new FireGL X2-256t features increased engine and memory speeds and comes equipped with 256MB of onboard graphics memory and dual DVI-I connectors.More>>

blank GO DIGITAL   1 Apr, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

Many firms have a large number of original, hardcopy drawings and blueprints that have never been digital. Wide-format scanners provide the tools to convert these valuable drawings to digital formats, either as bit mapped images or through conversions to vector formats that you can edit in CAD...More>>

blank How Today's Chips Stack Up   1 Mar, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

This roundup includes a variety of microprocessors, ranging from fairly standard 3.2GHz Pentium 4 processors to an Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz processor. There are also several AMD64 processors-one of the new 148 chips and a couple of FX-51 chips.More>>

blank NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100   1 Mar, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

NVIDIA's new Quadro FX 1100 midrange graphics card replaces the company's popular 980 XGL card and offers improved price/performance value. The Quadro FX 1100 targets graphics and engineering professionals in the CAD, digital content creation, and scientific visualization markets.More>>

blank LCD Monitors   1 Feb, 2004

Article By : Ron LaFon

Big displays are more readily available and the underlying technology is improved, so in this roundup of LCD monitors, Cadalyst tests larger displays than in past reviews. Monitor requirements included a minimum 20" viewable screen area with resolution of at least 1280X1024 in 24-bit color. We...More>>

Xi MTower 2P64D   1 Nov, 2003

Article By : Ron LaFon

High performance scores are not unusual for @Xi Computer, but this time the results are exceptional. The Xi MTower 2P64 has marched well ahead of the pack with its C2001 benchmark scores.More>>

Speed x2   1 Nov, 2003

Article By : Ron LaFon

This is not only the largest workstation roundup that Cadalyst has done in some time, it?s also one of the most varied. We evaluate one system based on an AMD Athlon 28001, several systems based on variants of the Intel Xeon chips?one even has a 3.2GHz microprocessor?and several systems based on...More>>