Dear DE Reader:
Taking work home or on the road
with you has morphed from stashing some floppies
in an attaché case to emailing yourself files to
notebooks. Still, at first, notebooks really
didn’t have it. Your workstation remained
anchored to your desktop and your primary
resource. Not necessarily so any more. To
paraphrase Martha Stewart, “Notebook
workstations are a good thing.”
Today’s Editor’s Pick of the Week is a good
example of that.
California-based @Xi Computer
recently announced a new model in its Xi PowerGo
15/7 notebook-sized desktop-replacement
workstation series that might have you extending
Ms. Stewart’s observation with a comment or two
about experiencing technolust. It sounds that
new extension to the Xi PowerGo 15/7 line of
notebook workstations comes equipped with
the latest NVIDIA Pascal architecture Quadro
P3000 graphics processing and a
seventh-generation Intel Core i7 mobile
courtesy of @Xi Computer Corp.
Xi PowerGo 15/7 was already engineered as a
scalable notebook workstation for 3D CAD
modeling and graphics work. But this new version
brings a lot more spunk that should keep you
ahead of whatever advancements that, say, PTC
Creo or SOLIDWORKS have up their sleeve for
quite some time.
This new Xi PowerGo 15/7
sports a 6GB NVIDIA Quadro P3000 GPU (graphics
processing unit) and a seventh-generation Intel
Core i7 mobile processor. Like all of @Xi’s
PowerGo notebook workstations, this system is
highly configurable. That means a bunch of
things, but right now that means you have your
choice of which quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU you
want: the Core i7-7700HQ with a 3.8GHz turbo
clock or Core i7-7920HQ with a 4.1GHz turbo
At a Glance: Xi PowerGo 15/7
workstation for 3D modeling.
- User choice of
two quad-core Intel Core i7 CPUs;
turbo speeds up to 4.10 GHz.
- Has a 6GB NVIDIA
Quadro P3000 graphics processing
- Comes with a
15.6-in. full high-definition
anti-glare screen and 32GB DDR4
expansion ports; runs Windows 10.
- Many storage and
multimedia options; fully
Learn more here.
This new Xi PowerGo 15/7
notebook workstation comes with a 15.6-in. FHD
(full high-definition) anti-glare screen. It
carries 32GB of DDR4 memory, and it has three
USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 and USB Type-C
Thunderbolt ports so that you can connect stuff
to it. You can run external monitors through its
HDMI 1.4 and Mini DisplayPort ports, by the way.
@Xi has a ton of SSDs (solid-state drives) and
SATA drives to choose from as well. It runs
under Windows 10, and it’s a comfortable 4 lbs.
The Xi PowerGo 15/7 with a 6GB
NVIDIA P3000 GPU and an Intel Core i7 processor
is available for customization and delivery
right now. You can learn more about it from
today’s Editor’s Pick of the Week write-up
and the @Xi website. While on the @Xi site, play
around with the product configuration tool. It’s
fun to do.
Thanks, Pal. – Lockwood
Anthony J. Lockwood
Editor at Large,