The Lenovo ThinkStation E31 mini-tower and small form factor (SFF) variants were recently announced by the Beijing-based manufacturer. These compact rigs are said to be designed to maintain a PC-like budget while still being high on performance and productivity.
Aimed towards professionals seeking a low-cost, but efficient system, these new Thinkstation builds will be filed under the entry-level segment. So what do they pack in? Firstly, there are options from some of the latest Intel processors, the Xeon E3 1200 v2 and third generation Core i7. Both CPUs can be combined with either the integrated HD Graphics P4000 or the Nvidia Quadro family up to the Q4000 in the tower version and Q600 in the SFF one.
“The ThinkStation E31 an ideal choice for small-to-medium businesses or professionals that need more power and performance than they are getting out of their desktop computer,” commented Robert Herman, director of product and vertical solutions, Workstation Business Unit, Lenovo. “We have worked closely with customers to figure out how to deliver compact design, reliable hardware components and comprehensive support for the latest ISV applications to meet their needs. The ThinkStation E31 offers businesses a powerful way to get more from their business applications without breaking the bank.”
The new workstations come with 1600MHz of DDR3 ECC RAM that’s apparently capable of correcting memory-related failures. It even proffers better responsiveness in applications and swift multitasking. Along with the Windows 7 Professional edition platform, the manufacturer has thrown in a couple of USB 3.0 ports as well as up to 9TB of storage in the tower version and a maximum of 6TB for the SFF variant.
The Lenovo ThinkStation E31 release date is scheduled for July 13, 2012. For price details, both mini-tower and SFF variants will be available for approximately $629 through Lenovo business partners and the company’s website.