By DE Editors
Lenovo has announced the ThinkStation E20, the first in what the company describes as a new series of entry-level workstations intended for use by budget-conscious CAD professionals. Pricing for the ThinkStation E20 starts at under $600.
“We’ve found there are a number of CAD and DCC professionals who are currently getting by on desktop PC hardware due to budget constraints,” says Mark Cohen, vice president, Enterprise Products, Lenovo, in a press statement. “They’re running workstation-class applications and could benefit from using true workstation hardware. We designed the ThinkStation E20 with these users in mind to put true workstation performance within their reach and enable them to realize significant productivity gains associated with using the right tool for the job.”
The E20 is available with:
- Intel Core i3 and i5 processors as well as Pentium and Xeon 3400 Series processors.
- Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP, or Red Hat Linux operating systems
- Independent software vendor (ISV) certified graphics solutions—Intel Core HD graphics or NVIDIA Quadro discrete graphics up to the FX1800.
- Support for error correcting code DDR3 memory.
- Certifications from Autodesk, Siemens, and Dassault Systemes.
More than 50 percent of the E20’s plastic content comes from post-consumer recycled materials. Additionally, it achieves a Gold-rating by the Electronic Products Environmental Assessment Tool and is GREENGUARD certified for its environmental attributes. The E20 also meets the energy efficiency criteria for Energy Star 5.0 and features an 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply.
The E20 is capable of supporting up to 16GB of memory and RAID 0,1. The E20 offers 8 USB ports and Gigabit Ethernet networking. You can equip your system with 7,200 rpm SATA, 10,000 rpm SATA, and solid-state drive MLC type storage units.
For complete details on the ThinkStation E20 workstation, visit Lenovo.
See why DE’s Editors selected the Lenovo ThinkStation E20 as their Pick of the Week.