Expanding the Workstation Experience to More Knowledge Workers

On January 7, Intel, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, NEC and other Intel channel providers introduced a new entry-level workstation that successfully broadened workstation appeal to users who may have been purchasing consumer and business desktop computers.  This new workstation, based on Intel® Core™ i5 processors or Intel® Xeon® processor 3400 series and the Intel® 3450 chipset, delivers a workstation experience at near desktop prices.

If you are employing your workstation for 2D drafting and detailing then this new workstation with integrated Intel® HD Graphics may be an ideal and economical solution. Together with industry-leading 2D CAD applications like AutoCAD LT, this new workstation provides a comprehensive set of tools that will help you accurately and efficiently create, document and share drawings.  It will also give you access to a workstation platform built around the efficiency, power and reliability demanded of a professional workstation product.

Designing in 3D is here to stay, so why not use a workstation that is designed and optimized to deliver a basic 3D design experience that engineers demand? Why not provide management with an effective and affordable system that allows you to quickly and accurately manipulate part models at an interactive pace?

It’s all possible—today. Intel® Core™ i5 processors or Intel® Xeon® processor 3400 series combined with the Intel® 3450 chipset deliver real workstation features that provide a stable and reliable platform to create your designs on.

“The design goal of this category was to deliver features, functions and performance of an entry workstation at a more affordable price point,” said Tony Neal Graves, General Manager of workstation technology in the Intel Architecture Group.  “This new workstation category is intended to help SMB and Enterprise businesses extend the workstation product promise to more of their high value knowledge workers who create digital assets for their company.”

“Entry level workstations with the new Intel Core i5 processors and Intel Graphics HD are optimal for drafting applications” said Guri Stark, vice president of AutoCAD and Platform Products at Autodesk.  “Our AutoCAD LT users now have access to affordable workstation technology that will help them accurately and productively create, document, and share their drawings.”

"With its new integrated HD graphics technology, Intel Core I5 workstations give Adobe professional video users an opportunity to quickly and effectively create dynamic content” said Dave Helmly, North American TechSales Manager for Adobe professional Dynamic Media products.  “And, at a new compelling price point, the workstation will help Adobe users make their workstation more capable to keep up with their creativity.”