Xi Announces New Pascal-Powered Laptop
Kyle Maxey posted on April 11, 2017 | 2939 views
Xi Computer has announced the release of a Xi PowerGo 15/7 CAD laptop. The mobile workstation is equipped with NVIDIA’s Pascal-powered, 6GB Quadro P3000, making the machine capable of handling even the most taxing graphics calculations.

Leading that GPU performance, the Xi PowerGo 15/7 is driven by either an Intel i7-7700HQ 3.8GHz TB or i7-7920HQ 4.1GHz TB processor. To round out its performance characteristics, the new mobile workstation can be outfitted with up to 32GB of DDR4 2400Mhz RAM.

Finally, Xi’s newest configuration comes with the latest NVMe SSD storage, making booting and loading applications lightning fast.

“The hardware-accelerated Open-GL capability of the Quadro video card is essential for 3D modeling software like SOLIDWORKS and Creo,” said Robert Bragaglia, marketing director at Xi Computer. “In terms of modeling capabilities, this new PowerGo compares with the much more expensive previous Quadro generations, delivering, in a laptop, an unprecedented level of price performance.”

Although I have my biases about mobile workstations (Ironically, I find the mobility of a laptop a bit cumbersome because I feel cramped by their compactness and I’ve never been satisfied with a trackpad for CAD work), they seem to be proliferating across the CAD community. If a mobile workstation is right for you, Xi’s latest release looks to have all of the power required to be a long-term workhorse for any designer.

Xi is offering its newest PowerGo machine at a base price of $2,229. For more information about this and other workstation solutions, the Xi website.

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