Design ThinkStation

Ever since the introduction of our new ThinkStation line of workstations I've seen lots of commentary about handles on computer towers. Just to set the record straight we have had handles on towers from day one. The first tower ever designed by IBM (PS/2 Model 80) had a folding handle to make moving it around easier. The PS/1 tower designed by Richard Sapper in the early 90's had a clever handle that was integral to the front bezel. The new handle on the ThinkStation products is very similar in appearance and utility to the PS/1 version. For rack mounting the ThinkStation handles are easily removed. PS/1 Sapper design model circa 1992 The comments about us copying the handle created by the "fruit" company are just plain wrong. But enough about that. What I'm interested in is the true value that a handle provides. I think it is very useful, I would love to get your thoughts on this topic. David Hill

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We just added high performance workstations to the Lenovo Think branded stable. The ThinkStation S10 and D10 workstations are designed to offer Lenovo's highest performance and reliability for professionals in the most demanding data and graphics intensive environments. Here are some of the feeds and speeds: The workstations are built on the upcoming Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series and Intel® Core™2 Extreme processors, the first processors based on new 45-nanometer technology that nearly doubles the density of transistors on the chips for new levels of energy-efficient performance. The dual processor ThinkStation D10 workstation will offer the fastest Quad-Core Inte®l Xeon® processor 5400 series, while the single processor ThinkStation S10 workstation will offer the latest Intel® Core 2 processors including the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX9650 along with the latest graphics solutions from NVIDIA. They also come equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet and multiple slots, bays and USB ports for expandability. From a design perspective we wanted to make a statement of pure power. Forget fake power bulges, blue under-carriage lights, "aerodynamic" wings, flame paint jobs and other such design gimmicks. These computers were designed to look like the perfect companion to your Humvee. The front surface is highly perforated...

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