April 27, 2020

How about using a design-oriented workstation in place of a PC?


Gone are the days when architects had to bank on general-purpose PCs even if it involved making tough business decisions. This could be attributed to HP’s latest series of expandable and task-oriented Z2 mini workstations. As such, architects need not end up paying extra for machines that prove to be inefficient regarding designer workflows.

Z tower workstations from HP have been fine-tuned keeping in mind “exceptional performance” on the count of staple applications for architect such as AutoCAD, Revit, and 3D Studio Max. This 3D modelling helps architects in laying their hands on hardware needed for integrating applications to maximize productivity and creativity potential using ISV application as per their choice.

HP Z Workstations have zeroed down on what’s of paramount importance for designers; like large memory capacities, graphics performance, processing power, and speed of hard drive. Plus, Intel’s Xeon and Core chips are available; thereby having set a higher starting point as far as processing power is concerned.

A remarkable point of differentiation between Z Workstations and PCs is that the former ones come with purpose-driven approach toward software applications. You could match the model to your software needs in a Workstation; whereas in case of PCs, guesswork is the only thing that you could do. Besides, vendors who hold the copyrights for popular design programs (like Adobe) have certified every Z Workstations with applications; which is imperative for designers as they work on multiple programs in one go.

Let’s look into the cost factor herein. At one instant; you might look upon Z Workstations as “expensive”; but they prove to be profitable in the long run. Just calculate the number of hours lost in PC processing or even crashing while running multiple applications relative to the designer’s hourly rate. If we go by the dictum “Time is Money”; Z Workstations outshine entry-level PCs.

HP Z Workstations make use of top-notch, powerful graphics cards. NVIDIA’s Quadro graphics cards do facilitate reliable performance while working with documentation programs, complex modeling – either exclusively or in sync with the other programs. Plus, up to 8 monitors could be supported by a single workstation. RGS lets immediate access on Z Workstation from any corner of the world; provided you have an internet connection.

So, make HP Z Workstations your ultimate “Growth in Growth Out” devices!

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