As Demand for Mobile Workstations Reaches New Heights, Fujitsu Launches New Flagship17 Dec, 2020 By: Cadalyst Staff
The new CELSIUS H7510 mobile workstation prioritizes graphics support and data security for technology and creative professionals working from home — or anywhere else.
Mobile workstations have enjoyed briskly increasing popularity as the machines have become both more portable and more capable. Approximately 30 to 40% of workstations sold in the past few years have been mobiles, rather than desktops, and in some countries mobiles even exceed desktops, noted Thomas Bretthauer, Head of Global Deskbound Product Management for Fujitsu.
And in 2020, demand has spiked higher, due to the pandemic-driven changes in where designers and engineers are doing their work: Many professionals have left their desktop machines behind and migrated to home offices. In many cases, they are newly outfitted with mobile workstations purchased to keep them productive in their non-traditional work environments.
“At first, one might think the companies can’t afford the duplication of capital equipment,” noted a Jon Peddie Research report on workstation trends. “However, it was cost-effective. It was economical due to added productivity.”
Trends on Track into the Future
Is the shift from desktop to mobile workstation a permanent one? “After the pandemic, when employees can get back to the offices again, this trend may turn back,” said Bretthauer. “But the workflow processes have changed now, and we believe that the future workstyle will remain different than it was before the pandemic.”
And there’s another reason why demand for mobile workstations will likely remain high after things return to normal: Many users who have been introduced to the convenience and flexibility of the mobile form factor will want to retain those advantages, even when they regain access to their desktop machines.
Mobiles Tackle a Range of Tasks
There was a time when the only mobile computers available were rudimentary laptops, which were performance lightweights — but that time is long past. Today, mobile workstations handle demanding professional applications, and even rival some of their desktop counterparts in power and capabilities.
There are certain design and engineering jobs that require the heaviest computing power possible — but the majority don’t. General-purpose mobile models enable CAD users, simulation experts, and other graphics-reliant professionals to execute a wide variety of workflows they might have previously performed on a desktop workstation. For example:
- AEC professionals can manage the planning of buildings, factories, and all types of infrastructure projects with tools such as building information modeling (BIM) software.
- Product designers can create 2D and 3D drawings of individual parts and complex assemblies.
- Engineers can perform electronic design simulations, as well as mechanical, thermal, fluid dynamics, crash, stress, and structure simulations.
- Media and entertainment professionals can conquer digital content creation jobs ranging from video editing and special effects to animation and rendering.
Fujitsu Launches New Leader of Its Mobile Family
The epitome of this broadly capable category of mobile workstation is the new FUJITSU CELSIUS H7510, a 15.6-inch mobile workstation that features the most advanced CPU, graphics, memory, and display technologies available in the company’s mobile workstation lineup. The CELSIUS H7510 provides enterprise-level performance on applications including Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk 3ds Max and AutoCAD, PTC Creo, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS and CATIA, and Nemetschek ALLPLAN.
The H7510’s performance-enhancing features are concentrated in the following areas:
Graphics and display. The CELSIUS H7510 supports a range of professional graphics hardware options, including the NVIDIA® Quadro RTXTM 3000 graphics processing unit (GPU), which is suitable for virtual reality (VR) applications. In addition to support for powerful graphics cards, the CELSIUS H7510 features improved display quality compared to its predecessors; the full high-definition (FHD) HDR400 screen provides up to 100% coverage of the sRGB color space.
Processor and memory. The CELSIUS H7510 can be equipped with up to 128 GB of memory and a 4-TB solid-state drive (SSD), and buyers can choose between the latest, 10th generation Intel® CoreTM processor range or the powerful Intel® Xeon® W-10885M and W-10855M processors supporting ECC memory. The CELSIUS H7510 supports up to 128 GB of DDR4 2,400-MHz memory and SSDs of up to 4 TB NVMe.
Security. Data security is a concern for everyone who works with proprietary designs and other valuable intellectual property — but those concerns are compounded when the computing device is mobile and can be misplaced or stolen more readily than a desktop unit. Fujitsu has maximized security for the CELSIUS H7510 with PalmSecure, its proprietary authentication technology that verifies user identity by scanning the pattern of palm veins that is unique to every individual. That means that even if the mobile workstation does fall into the wrong hands, it can’t be unlocked by the wrong hand!
The FUJITSU Workstation CELSIUS H7510 is available now, and can be ordered via resellers in Europe.