For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!
Subscribe:

Tag Archives: Workstation

This $21,500 Workstation Has It All, But It’ll Burn a Hole in Your Pocket

MWE Labs Emperor

The MWE Labs Emperor 1510LX is the ultimate workstation that every geek lusts after. It comes with hardware you’ll actually use and combines comfort and functionality into one big but very neat package. The Labs Emperor 1510LX is equipped with a five-monitor stand and a Bose sound system. Its cushy arm rests, cupholder, and movable thigh rest provide maximum comfort, especially when you’re working overtime (or having an all-night gaming marathon!)

The only downside to something as awesome as this is the price. Unless you have $21,500 to spare, the Labs Emperor 1510LX will be but an item on your wish list that you’ll probably never get.

Continue Reading

BendDesk is a Workstation and Multitouch Computer in One

BendDesk

Imagine a time when your computer is embedded right into your workstation. You don’t have to think too much because Malte WeissSimon VoelkerJan Borchers from the Media Computing Group and Christine Sutter from the Department of Work and Cognitive Psychology of the RWTH Aachen University in Germany came up with a working prototype that puts two and two together called the BendDesk.

The BendDesk is basically a working prototype of a desk that’s got a huge, multi-touch computer built right into it. The horizontal and vertical surfaces are connected, so users can interact and do their work on both screens seamlessly.

Check out a video of the BendDesk prototype at work after the jump.

Continue Reading

HP RED Z820 Workstation Is A Large Caliber Video Editing Machine

By David Ponce

You can take videos with your iPhone and try to do fancy things with iMovie, and you’ll get some cute results. But make no mistake about it, you’re not going to win any photography awards that way. If you’ve got the bankroll to do things right, you might have purchased a RED camera. Whether it’s the Scarlet, the Epic or even the One, you made the right decision. But you might also have noticed the reams of data that even a few minutes of shooting produces. This serious data needs a serious machine for editing and if you already splurged on a RED camera, why not go the extra mile and drop a few more dollars on the HP RED Z820 workstation? A partnership between HP and RED, the Z280 packs some raw horsepower:

It comes equipped with up to two RED Mag card readers to make things plug and play, as well as a RED Rocket booster card allowing any would be Ridley Scott’s to create an immersive 3D world. Processing power comes in the form of twin Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2687 chips resulting in 16 liquid cooled cores, configurable up to 3.1GHz with Turbo boost to kick things up to 3.91GHz. While 32GB of RAM is standard, you can turn that into 128GB with the tick of a box. A single SSD boot drive is standard as well as an NVIDIA Quadro 5000 video card, with upgrades available. You can even option a Blu-Ray burner for straight to video releases.

Pricing has not be announced yet while availability is set for July. It looks like one of those “if you have to ask…” kind of products, but then again, so are the cameras. So, well heeled cinematographers, below are links you could find useful.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gear Patrol ]

HP Unleashes Z Series Workstations

hpzworkstation-sb

by Shane McGlaun

In your office, odds are your boss buys the cheapest computers that can be found. That $300 eMachine might work just great for the receptionist whose most taxing application is Solitaire and spends most of her time entering names into a mailing list. However, if you work in a demanding field like medical imaging or at a design firm, that cheap computer is worth less than the box it came in.

For the worker needing a really powerful workstation HP has announced its new Z series line including the Z800, Z600, and Z400 workstations. The new systems use the recently announced Intel Xeon 5500 series processors featuring Intel Turbo Boost technology and integrated memory controllers.

Continue Reading