Workstations Prairieville LA

Workstations are computers that are designed to be used for technical applications, like working with digital photographs. These computers provide the power and memory needed to work with certain files and programs that could slow down a personal PC. Continue reading to learn more about workstations and get information on local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Apple Store Mall of Louisiana
(225) 765-3500
6401 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Design/Publishing, Video/Multimedia, Web Solutions/Internet, Carry-in Service (Mac Only)

Innovative Computers
(225) 273-2536
15336 Old Hammond Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
Detel Computer Solutions
(225) 952-9430
10434 Plaza Americana DR
Baton Rouge, LA
Computer Heaven
(225) 923-0999
577 Oak Villa Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Computer Clinic
(225) 343-9990
4237 Perkins RD
Baton Rouge, LA
Agwecams Information Technology
(225) 715-4621
18938 Beaujolaes Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Coy Computer Services
(225) 291-7299
11832 Newcastle Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Computer Software Academy
(225) 755-6900
11811 Industriplex Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Computer Exchange
(225) 274-1400
10120 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Applied Technology Group
(225) 216-2632
5555 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA

Lenovo Mobile Workstation

Lenovo Releases New Mobile Workstation

Mobile Studio With Built-in Digitizer and Color Calibrator

Research Triangle Park, NC - August 12, 2008: Lenovo today introduced the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch widescreen mobile workstation engineered with game-changing technologies and innovations to exceed the demands of the most data and graphics-intensive users. Lenovo brings the industry's first built-in digitizer and color calibrator to a mobile workstation and combines these innovations with first-in-market technologies such as new NVIDIA® Quadro FX mobile graphics and supporting the upcoming Intel® mobile quad core processor. Other features such as optional dual hard drives with RAID configurations, up to 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory, a range of wireless connectivity options and excellent multimedia capabilities including an optional Blu-ray™ DVD burner/player make the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation the standard-bearer for power and performance in a mobile workstation.

"Lenovo has engineered a new breed of mobile workstation with the ThinkPad W700," said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Notebook Business Unit, Lenovo. "No other PC manufacturer has a mobile workstation that delivers the sheer power, performance and cutting-edge innovation that Lenovo has packed into the ThinkPad W700. The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation flat out delivers the command performance our customers demand at the desk as well as in the field."

According to IDC, the compound annual growth rate for the worldwide mobile workstation market has been more than 60 percent per year since 2002.1The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation extends Lenovo's commitment to workstation users, complementing Lenovo's W500 mobile workstation and ThinkStation S10 and D10 workstations. As workers in fields such as digital content creation, computer-aided design and manufacturing, digital photography and science fields including the oil and gas industries become increasingly mobile, they are demanding the full-featured performance of a desktop workstation in a mobile workstation.

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Photo Workstations

Buyer's Guide 2009: Photo Workstations

Upgrading to a faster, more powerful machine can dramatically improve your speed in the digital darkroom

With so many factors to weigh, deciding which computer best fits your photographic needs is a challenge. Consider power and expandability first.

Dual-core processors now are the standard in today's high-performance notebooks and desktops. With this technology, each chip serves as two processors in one, so the computer performs faster while consuming less power. In some mid-, but mostly high-end machines, "quad" or four-core processors are the norm. The ultraspeedy Apple Mac Pro uses two quads for a total of eight processing cores in its top-of-the-line machine.

If the processor serves as the computer's brain, the RAM and hard drive are its respective short-term and long-term memories. The faster the processor, the better your machine will perform, but not if the amount of RAM you have is insufficient. The RAM determines the number of programs that can run simultaneously, how quickly those apps perform and how much data is readily available to them. If you work with large image files in demanding editing applications, aim for a system with 2 GB of RAM. Computers also are designed with a certain number of RAM slots that allow you to upgrade over time.

When considering hard-drive capacity, think about the future. Image files keep getting bigger, so look for at least 80 GB on a notebook and 250 GB for a desktop. Desktops with empty bays for additional hard drives are a plus. You always can expand your storage with external drives, but internal drives are faster.

Any computer you buy today comes with multiple USB ports. The more ports you have, the more devices you can leave connected, such as a printer or a card reader, and still have open ports for other uses. FireWire is another high-speed way of connecting devices such as a digital video camera and an external hard drive. Some computers offer built-in card readers, freeing up a USB port. Wireless networking is standard on most laptops and is an optional feature on many desktops as well. Going wireless allows you to transmit large amounts of data quickly by connecting to a wireless network for cable-free Internet and file sharing.

While the desk space taken up by the sleekly designed Apple iMac is kept to a minimum, its powerful features are anything but, with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor up to 3.06 GHz, up to 4 GB of RAM and hard-drive capacity that tops out at 1 TB. The specs vary depending on the model you select. Offered in 20- and 24-inch screen sizes, the glossy LCDs deliver resolutions of 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1200, respectively. The keyboard, which has a thin, ergonomic design, features special keys for one-touch control of various functions. Another plus is that WiFi and Bluetooth are standard equipment.

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