Column: Herrera on Hardware
Workstation Options for CAD Span the Economic Spectrum Article
Workstation Options for CAD Span the Economic Spectrum   29 Mar, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Budget-friendly models and wallet-draining heavyweights mark the extremes of a workstation market that's as broad as it's ever been. But what's the difference between entry-level and high-end options?More>>

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Do You Have the Power? Part 2   19 Feb, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: Don't make an aftermarket upgrade; choose the right power supply unit for your workstation configuration from the get-go.More>>

Herrera on Hardware: Do You Have the Power? Part 1 Article
Do You Have the Power? Part 1   31 Jan, 2015

Herrera on Hardware: The best processors in the world won't do you any good if your workstation's power supply isn't up to the task.More>>

Same Hardware, Different User Experience Article
Same Hardware, Different User Experience   31 Dec, 2014

Herrera on Hardware: With components in common, what factors distinguish entry-level workstations from business-class PCs — and do they justify the increase in price?More>>

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The Interface of Choice for SSDs   30 Nov, 2014

Herrera on Hardware: PCI Express provides a much higher-capacity path to storage drives than SATA does.More>>

Know Your Processors:  Intel Core and Xeon Article
Know Your Processors: Intel Core and Xeon   20 Nov, 2014

Herrera on Hardware: A primer on workstation CPUs for CAD.More>>

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Does Thunderbolt I/O Have a Place in CAD Workstations?   30 Oct, 2014

Herrera on Hardware: The input/output technology supports fast, expandable storage for big datasets — but what other value does it have for CAD users?More>>

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DDR4 Memory Technology: What's in a Number?   30 Sep, 2014

Herrera on Hardware: Capable memory is essential for efficient workstation operation. But do you need the newest generation of memory technology? More>>

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Is Cloud-Based CAD Ready for Prime Time? Part 3   31 Jul, 2014

Herrera on Hardware: A new generation of server-side technologies offer high-performance, interactive computing for CAD.More>>

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Is Cloud-Based CAD Ready for Prime Time? Part 2   8 Jul, 2014

Herrera on Hardware: Centralized, server-side graphical computing technology is on the upswing — but will it stay that way?More>>