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Polywell PCs, WorkstationsReviews
  • PolyStation iQ470 - compact but noisy workstation with expanding options, good warranty, $699, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Mar 26, 2009

  • Quad-Core Workstations - Velocity Micro ProMagix W160 high performance workstation was highly recommended among Xi MTower PCIe, HP xw4600, and Poly i780SLI3 workstations, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, May 1, 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

  • Poly P3503-DDR3 Workstation - fitted with Intel quad core microprocessor and DDR3 RAM, Poly P3503-DDR3 gives good performance, excellent warranty, more, highly recommended by Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, Sep 24, 2007

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

  • Polywell Poly A680X2 SLi4 Workstation - fitted with AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 CPUs, Poly A680X2 SLi4 has expansion options, but slower than Intel-based systems, moderately priced, more, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, May 2007

  • Workstations on the Rise - Xi MTower PCIe scores highest among PolyStation 5000X6 SLI and ProMagix Plus W160 workstations; quad-core systems reviewed: Xi MTower PCIe-QX and HP xw8400, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, March 1, 2007 (more @Xi workstation reviews, Polywell workstation reviews, Velocity Micro workstation reviews, HP workstation reviews)

  • Dual-Core Processors - Xi MTower PCIe workstation is highly rated among all workstations reviewed: Core2.PRO, PolyStation 590SLI-5500, ProMagix Plus W160Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, November 1, 2006 (more @Xi workstation reviews, Overdrive workstation reviews, Polywell Workstation reviews, Velocity Micro workstation reviews)

  • Polywell PolyStation 939CF-V7350 - fitted with AMD Athlon64 FX-60 dual-core processor and ATI FireGL V7350 graphics card of 1GB RAM, this workstation is well suited for large models, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, June 1, 2006

  • Investigate Your Options - CAD Workstations - Xi MTower 64SLI workstation gets highest score (A plus) among other single-core systems including HP xw4300 Personal Workstation, Monarch Furia Custom Workstation w/PCI-E, Torque.SLI, PolyStation SLI2-FX57, and DesignPro A154, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, March 1, 2006 (more @Xi workstation reviews, HP workstation reviews, Monarch workstation reviews, Overdrive workstation reviews, Polywell workstation reviews, SYS Technology workstation reviews)

  • PolyNote 915P4-MXM - available in two basic configurations, the PolyNote notebook computer is useful for CAD and engineering applications, but has short battery life, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, November 1, 2005

  • Polywell 2050A Dual Core AMD Workstation - this quiet mid-range system has expandability options and 3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm 500 graphics card with 256MB memory, John Virata, Digital CAD, November 16, 2005

  • Need Speed? - Xi MTower 2P64 and Polywell Polystation beat out the HP xw9300 and the Monarch Empro workstations, earning 'A' grades, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, November 1, 2005

  • 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)

  • 2004 All-Stars - Cadalyst's semiannual awards for the best new hardware and software, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, June 1, 2004

  • How Today's Chips Stack Up - roundup of single-processor systems: @Xi MTower SP, Velocity Micro ProMagix A/V/D, TriCAD/CAM StarStation FX, HP Workstation xw4100 Polywell Poly 900NF3-FX and SYS Technology PowerHouse 148, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, March 1, 2004

  • 64-Bit Takes Off - in a comparison of an Athlon 64 FX-51, a 2GHz dual Opteron, a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 and the Apple PowerMac G5, the FX-51 excelled at AutoCAD, where it was about 44 percent faster than the P4 unit, Tom Mainelli, PC World, November 2003

  • Workstations Fall in Line - reviews of Pentium 4-based workstations from BOXX, HP, IBM and Polywell, and @Xi's 64-bit AMD workstation, Peter K. Sheerin, CADENCE, October 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
  • 8 Great CAD Workstations - stylish and powerful are these CAD-friendly systems from Boxx, HP, IBM, Polywell, Samsung, SYS Technologies and Tri CAD/CAM, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, March 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
  • Dual Athlon MPs, for Here or To Go - reviews of Polywell’s 890S deskside box and MaxVision’s MaxPac6200 transportable, Mark Devlin, DE Online, August 2002
  • Mid-Range Pentium 4 Workstations - 1.7 GHz CAD workstations from Compaq, Dell, HP and Polywell achieve parity, Peter Sheerin, CADENCE, Sep 2001
  • Polywell Poly 800K7  - PC World, June 2000