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HP, Dell Seek to Lure PC Users with Budget-Conscious Workstations - HP announced Z240 tower workstation, Z240 SFF; Dell updates Tower 3000 series of its Precision tower workstations; all workstations are available in triple-digit range, Cadalyst, Oct 8, 2015

Dell Precision 5810 - Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3 CPU, 16 GB DDR4 memory, solid performer offers high-quality engineering, excellent rendering performance, base price $1200, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, July 9, 2015

Dell Precision Helps Design the World's First Indestructible Cooler - YETI Coolers uses Dell Precision workstations, SOLIDWORKS to design best premium coolers, ultimate in design, performance, durability, Andy Rhodes of Dell, CADdigest.com, Dec 17, 2014

Dell Precision Tower 5810: CAD power in a Next-Generation Intel Xeon and AMD FirePro Workstation - 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon E5-1620 processor, 4 GB AMD FirePro W5100 professional graphics card, efficient design for cooling, capacity, can be configured for CAE, simulation, rendering workflows, Tom Lansford, CADplace, Dec 2014

New Workstations from Dell, Fujitsu, HP and Lenovo - new machines from tier one workstation manufacturers feature Intel Haswell-EP Xeon E5 v3 series CPUs, new GPUs from NVIDIA, AMD, host of new I/O technologies including Thunderbolt 2, PCIe SSDs, DEVELOP 3D, Oct 13, 2014

Teradici and Dell Launch Software-Based Workstation Virtualization at SIGGRAPH 2014 - PC over IP approach lets user use lightweight device to access, drive more powerful machine hosted on server or located offsite, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Aug 12, 2014

A Peek Inside Dell's Precision Workstation Labs - Dell's emphasis on systems engineering, efforts to deliver optimum performance, reliability in its Precision workstations, Dell Precision Performance Optimizer tool to simplify, automate, optimize workstation settings, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 4, 2014

Dell Prepares for the Diverse Future of Workstations - Dell announced workstation virtualization center of excellence, Dell Wyse datacenter for virtual workstations to support trend of workstation virtualization, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Mar 13, 2014

Virtualization, and What You Can Expect from It - Dell launched Workstation Center of Excellence with 4 virtualization software partners: Siemens PLM, PTC, Autodesk, Dassault Systems; reasons to virtualize software, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 11, 2014

Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation - 15.6" mobile workstation has Intel Core i7-4702HQ processor, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M GPU, 16GB memory, can handle decent sized BIM models, weighs 2kg, AEC Magazine, Feb 17, 2014

Dell Precision T1700 Small Form Factor (SFF) - mini workstation is ideal for 2D CAD, entry level 3D modeling, comes with compact, intelligent chassis design, 2.5" SSD, 3.5" HDD, boots Windows in just 15 seconds but has limited storage options, AEC Magazine, Sep 13, 2013

Dell Precision T1700 - small form factor workstation has Xeon E3-1270 v3 processor, NVIDIA Quadro K600 graphics card, supports Intel HyperThreading, 16GB RAM, 2 fast USB 3.0 ports, suitable for working with parts, small CAD assemblies, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 20, 2013

Dell Extends Workstation Line with New Rack Mounted and Small Form Factor Models - 2U rack-mounted workstation, Dell Precision R7610 can be linked with Dell Wyse P25 Zero Client terminal for maximum security; entry-level Dell Precision T1700 SFF is 30% smaller in size, can drive up to 4 monitors, Tom Lansford, Graphic Speak, May 15, 2013

Dell Launches New Entry-Level and Rack-Mountable Workstations - based on Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3, Dell T1700 SFF targets budget-conscious segment, comes with performance optimizer software; rack-mountable workstation with PC-over-IP technology, Dell Precision R7610 launched, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, May 16, 2013

Review: Dell Precision T5600 Workstation - mid-level professional workstation with Intel Xeon 8-core CPUs, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics card, offers improved design, performance, Jason Lewis, CG Channel, Dec 5, 2012

Dell Precision T7600 - well-built, sleek, easy to service workstation with dual 8-core 3.1GHz Xeon E5-2687W processor, mid-range AMD FirePro V7900, 16GB ECC RDIMM memory, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Nov 12, 2012

Dell Precision M6700 Review: Your Desktop Workstation Made For the Road - 17" display, Intel Core i7-3920XM processor, turbo boost 2.0 clock speed of 3.8 GHz, 2 USB 3.0 ports, Tom Lansford, CADplace, Nov 2012

Budget CAD Workstations - options for less than $2000: Xi MTower PCIe, Dell Precision T1650, HP Z220 CMT, Lenovo ThinkStation S30, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Sep 5, 2012

Rethinking Workstation Design - Dell Precision workstations with 'Sandy Bridge' Xeon processor, support for 3 high-end GPUs, front loading drives, removable power supply, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, May 29, 2012

Dell Releases Four New CAD Workstation Models - Dell Precision T7600, T5600, T3600, T1650 feature featuring Intel microarchitecture, 8-core CPUs for multithreading, 512 GB quad-channel memory for running large data sets, CADspeed, May 30, 2012

New Dell Workstations with NVIDIA Maximus Dual-GPU Architecture - Dell Precision T7600 tower workstation has PC-over-IP option, can support 2 displays, houses NVIDIA Quadro, Tesla GPUs in same unit, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 23, 2012

Dell's New T-series Workstations - have Xeon CPUs, run on 1300W power supply, reliable memory technology, starting price is $2,149, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Apr 26, 2012

Dell Announces Four New Tower Workstations - T7600, T5600, T3600, entry-level T1650 offer front-accessible hard drive, externally removable power supply, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Apr 23, 2012

Dell's New Line of Precision Workstations Rival Supercomputers - more green, quieter, reliable memory technology, smaller packaging, easier to work on, rack mountable, Raykurland's Blog, Apr 23, 2012

Plenty of Power at an Attractive Price - entry-level Dell Precision T1600 workstation has well-organized interior, quad-core Xeon processor, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics, offers great performance at suitable price, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Jan 1, 2012

Dell Demonstrates Siemens NX Running on a Remote Rack Workstation Over LAN - Dell Precision R5500 Rack workstation uses Teradici-based technology to remotely control interactive, graphics intensive mechanical design session in Siemens NX, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 21, 2011

Dell Precision T1600 Workstation - 3.4-GHz quad-core Xeon processor, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics card, supports dual monitors, 4 GB of 1,333 MHz, DDR3 SDRAM, quiet workstation, highly praised by author, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, July 20, 2011

Dell Upgrades Workstation Line - Dell Precision M4600, M6600 mobile workstations, Dell Precision R5500 rack workstation available for computing needs, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, May 2, 2011

Dell Precision T5500 is a Power-Packed Tower - dual Intel Xeon X5680 six-core CPUs, up to 72GB of RAM support, offers great performance at affordable price, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2011

Dell Precision T3500: Awesome Power at a Midrange Price - CPU based on Intel's Nehalem microarchitecture, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 graphics card, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz, backed by 3-year basic warranty, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Mar 1, 2010

Dell Precision T3500 - Intel Xeon X5570 processor, 12GB DDR3 memory, powerful AMD ATI FirePro V8700 graphics card make quiet workstation, suitable for CAD users, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Oct 21, 2009

Dell Launches Dedicated Workstation for AutoCAD - entry-level Precision T1500 uses Intel's Core i7,  i5 processors, 6GB ECC memory, 2 hard drives, cost effective platform for Autodesk Inventor, Greg Corke, Experience Manufacturing, Sep 29, 2009

Dell Looks to Core i5 and i7 to Deliver Cost-Effective Entry-Level Workstation - suitable for mid-range CAD applications, Greg Corke, Develop 3D, Sep 29, 2009

Dell's Precision M6300 a Big & Fast Mobile Workstation - Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 processor, 6 MB of L2 cache, 8 GB of DDR2 667-MHz RAM, WUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M providing high-end performance for mobile systems, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2008

Dell Precision M6300 (First Look Review) - Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 processor, 6 MB of L2 cache,  8 GB of DDR2 667-MHz RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M providing high-end performance for mobile systems, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2008

Dell Precision R5400 Rack Mounted Workstation - high-bandwidth, low latency network allows for thin client for user while CPU resides in secure data center, Greg Corke, DEVELOP3D, Jul 22, 2008

Saluting Outstanding CAD Products - Acrobat 3D v8, Photoshop CS3 Extended, ENOVIA MatrixOne, MAXON CINEMA 4D v10, Newforma Project Center Fourth Edition, LightWave v9, Solid Edge v20, Xi PowerGo 2Duo XT mobile workstation, Dell Precision M90 mobile workstation, Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC flat-panel monitor, HP LP3065 Flat-Panel Monitor, LaCie 321 flat-panel monitor, MultiSync LCD2470WNX flat-panel monitor, VX2835wm flat-panel monitor, UltraSharp 2707WFP display, Poly P3503-DDR3 workstation, NetZoom 6, PhotoModeler 6, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2007

More Power, Faster Renders - Dell 390 workstation, with quad core processor, offers multi tasking ability, compatible with SolidWorks 2008 with good performance, Rob Rodriguez Blog.com, Aug 23, 2007

Dell Precision 390 - Intel Core2 Quad CPU, well-engineered Dell Precision 390 is available with 20" UltraSharp 2007FP widescreen flat-panel monitor, moderately priced, more, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, August 6, 2007

CAD Unplugged - mobile workstations reviewed: Xi PowerGo 2Duo XT, Dell Precision M90, PolyNote V512iD, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, August 1, 2007

Budget Workstation Reviews - tests of Dell Precision 390, HP xw4400, CAD 2 Imagine Q64 and the Scan 3XS, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, July 23, 2007

Dell Precision 490 Workstation: Big Performance, Smaller Footprint - fitted with Intel dual-core Xeon processor and NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics card, Dell 490 gives good performance for running CAE applications, more, David Cohn, CADdigest.com, March 26, 2007

Big Performance in a Smaller Footprint - fitted with dual-core Xeon processor, Dell Precision 490 workstation is small sized sibling of Dell Precision 690, providing comparable performance, more, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, December 2006

Shining Stars - highly recommended best products: TurboCAD Professional v12, Pinion Desktop Packager, Archicad 10, Autodesk Inventor 11, Autodesk Map 3D 2007, IronCAD v9, Solid Edge v19, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500, Dell Precision M90, Xi MTower PCIe, Maple 10, Deep Exploration 4.0, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, December 1, 2006 (more TurboCAD reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Autodesk Inventor reviews, IronCAD reviews, Solid Edge reviews, graphic card reviews, Dell workstation reviews, @Xi workstation reviews, Maple reviews)

Pricey, but Big and Powerful - Dell Precision 690 - ultra fast, fitted with Intel dual-core Xeon processors, Precision 690 can support two PCI-e graphics slots, performs quietly, targeting high-end CAD, more, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, November 2006

Workstation - comparison of HP xw6400, Dell Precision 390, Scan 3XS workstation, XWorks X20i-64 S-ATA, Rock Xtreme SL Quadro 2500M, CAD 2 Imagine Go-Duo2, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, October 10, 2006 (more HP workstation reviews, Dell workstation reviews, Scan workstation reviews, laptop reviews)

Dell Precision 490 Workstation - with expandability options, Dell Precision 490 workstation is quiet with excellent performance and attractive design, more, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, September 28, 2006

Zero Day Review: Dell Precision Workstation M90 - fitted with 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo processors and NVIDIA Open GL graphics card with 512MB memory, this impressive workstation has 17 inch screen, FireWire port, and more, Charlie White, Broadcast Newsroom, March 29, 2006

You Can Take It with You - Dell Precision M90 mobile workstation beats Eurocom M590K Emperor and HP Compaq nw8440, also reviewed: Matrox DualHead2Go, PowerCAD SiteMaster and Leica DISTO Plus Laser and PolyNote M719NC laptop, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, August 1, 2006

Mobile Workstation Reviews - based around Intel's new Core Duo processor, not applicable for 64-bit applications, new mobile workstations were reviewed: HP Compaq nw9440, Dell Precision M65 and M90, and Fujitsu-Siemens' Celsius Mobile H240, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, June 15, 2006

Dell Precision 380 Workstation - suitably priced, this workstation gives solid performance with configuration and expanding options, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, May 18, 2006

Power to Go - Dell Precision M65 and M90 notebook computers have dual-core T2600 processors, 2MB L2 cache, 100GB Hitachi hard drives and 2GB of DDR2 dual-channel memory, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, May 2006

Single Processor Workstation Reviews - powerful CAD workstations offer value for money: Scan 3XS, Dell Precision 380, Fujitsu Siemens Celsius V830, CAD2 IMAGINE FX3800-64 workstation, and HP nw8240 mobile workstation, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, January 17, 2006

Cadalyst All Stars - Top Products in 2005 - included are a Dell mobile workstation, HP Designjet, NVIDIA graphics card, 3Dconnexion Space Pilot, Autodesk DWF Composer, SolidWorks and SketchUp, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Management, December 1, 2005

Dell Debuts Precision 380 Workstation - its an effective tool for high end professionals who deal with applications that require fast processing performance for video editing, animation and CAD, MicroStation Connections, April 27, 2005 (may require free registration)

Punch Up Your CAD Power - New Athlon, Pentium Systems Pay Off with Performance - a look at the latest CAD workstations, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, March 1, 2005

Extreme Speed-Six Workstations Push the Limits - reviews of high-performance workstations: XI 3600E MTOWER (@Xi Computer), MJ-12 X2 (Alienware), Dell Precision 370 (Dell), IntelliStation A Pro 6224 (IBM), Poly 1100A-150 (Polywell), Vision FX A/V/D (Velocity Micro), Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, November 1, 2004

Hardware Roundup - Workstation Reference Guide - looks at workstations - both high-end and low-end - most suited for MCAD purposes, Alexandra Pratt, Inventor Connections, October 5, 2004 (requires free registration)

CATbench Update Summer 2004 - tests were run on the Dell Precision 470, two workstations from HP and IBM’s T42p mobile workstation, Phil Harrison CATIA Community, August 30, 2004 (requires free registration)

CATbench Spring Update: Dell Surprises Our Reviewer - the Dell 450 won the latest CATIA benchmark, outperforming HP and IBM, Phil Harrison, CATIA Community, April 30, 2004

Wildfire Benchmark 2004 - IBM and Dell workstations performed well, Jay Sussman, Pro/E Community, April 8, 2004 (may require free registration)

Dell Precision Workstation 360 - a solid entry-level workstation for CAD applications, John B. Virata, Digital CAD, August 20, 2003

Whiz! Zoom! Workstations! - blazing fast Pentium 4's from @Xi, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Polywell and Tri CAD/CAM Systems, Peter K. Sheerin, CADENCE, July 2003

The Highs and Lows of Workstations - reviews of 11 low-end and high-end workstations from BOXX, Compaq, Dell, Polywell, TriStar and Xi, Peter K. Sheerin, CADENCE, October 2002

Towers of Power - in a roundup of workstations tested on a variety of CAD/CAM applications, Dell is the editors' choice in both the mid-range and high-end categories, Jan Ozer, PC Magazine, September 17, 2002

SolidWorks 2001 Benchmark Update - a summary of a review of computers from Dell (Precision M40, Precision 340) and IBM (2GHz Pentium 4), Solid Solutions, Jan/Feb 2002

Mid-Range Pentium 4 Workstations - 1.7 GHz CAD workstations from Compaq, Dell, HP and Polywell achieve parity, Peter Sheerin, CADENCE, Sep 2001

CADENCE Editors Choice - Dell's 530 workstation gets CADENCE award, June 2001

Wildfire - Dell's Workstation Masterpiece - blistering 3D performance, Greg Corke, CADserver, May 2001

The Best of 2000 - PCs - the Dell Precision 420 MiniTower and the Dell Dimension 4100 are among PC Magazine's Best of 2000, Bill Machrone, January 2, 2001

Dell's Pricey, Packed PIII-1000 - Joel Strauch, PC World, July 2000

Top 10 Power PCs - Dell's OptiPlex GX300 is named #1 power PC and a Best Buy choice, PC World, June 2000

Dell Dimension XPS B800r  - PC World June 2000. Named 2nd best power PC. A PC World Best Buy choice.

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