Hardware
Tri-Star   1 Mar, 2003

Article 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.More>>

Samsung display drives system testing   1 Mar, 2003

Article 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.More>>

8 Great CAD Workstations   1 Mar, 2003

Article 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.More>>

First Looks: Contex Crystal Tx 40"   1 Mar, 2003

Article By : Michael Lennox

The Contex Crystal Tx 400 wide-format scanner impresses with features that not only enable excellent scanning results, but also make it easy to use.More>>

First Looks: Contex Crystal Tx 400   1 Mar, 2003

Article By : Michael Lennox

The Contex Crystal Tx 400 wide-format scanner impresses with features that not only enable excellent scanning results, but also make it easy to use.More>>

WILDCAT4 7110   1 Feb, 2003

Article By : Ron LaFon

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

WILDCAT VP970   1 Feb, 2003

Article By : Ron LaFon

The Wildcat VP970 is the newest and most capable of a family of four midrange graphics cards from 3Dlabs.More>>

FIRE GL Z1   1 Feb, 2003

Article By : Ron LaFon

At an estimated street price of $559 (suggested retail price $595), this particular model in the ATI Technologies' Fire GL series, the Z1, is moderately priced, even though it is a dual-headed graphics card with 128MB of DDR RAM.More>>

PNY QUADRO4 980XGL   1 Feb, 2003

Article By : Ron LaFon

Nvidia's current top-of-the-line graphics card powered its way to great performance scores in this round of benchmark testing, falling slightly off the top place in only the SPEC ViewPerf 7.0 proe-01 benchmark.More>>

Matrox Parhelia128 implements innovative features   1 Feb, 2003

Article By : Ron LaFon

We first looked at the Matrox Parhelia128 in our last roundup of graphic cards, but the drivers were still in beta and in the process of being optimized.More>>