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WorkstationsThere are a lot of players in the media workstation market vying for your business.
BOXX Technologies (www.boxxtech.com) is unique in the market because it is virtually the only workstation manufacturer dedicated to the digital media market. The company focuses exclusively on visual computing, be it 3D/effects, CAD, or digital video. As such, BOXX is in a position that enables it to offer workstations that are fine tuned for those markets using the latest Intel or AMD processor technologies and graphics technologies. The company currently offers several workstations for the DCC market, including the BOXX 4400 series, 7400 series, 6200 series, 7300 series, and 3200 series at the entry level.
|BOXX 4400 series|
|BOXX 7400 series|
The 6200 series, priced starting at $2337 is built around Intel XEON processors and Intel E7525 chipset. The base system ships with a single Intel XEON DP GHz CPU with 800MHz front side bus, 1GB DDR2-400 ECC, 128MB ATI FireGL V3100 graphics card, 80GB SATA hard disk drive, 16X DVD-ROM, Windows XP Professional SP2, keyboard, mouse, two 1394a ports, RAID 0, 1 serial ATA, and ADI AD1980 6-channel Audio Codec.
The 7300 series, is built around dual AMD Opteron processors. Priced starting at $2422 in its base configuration, the 7300 ships with AMD Dual Opteron 242 CPUs, 1GB DDR333 ECC, 128MB ATI FireGL V3100 graphics card, 80GB SATA hard disk drive, 16X DVD-ROM, Windows XP Professional SP2, keyboard, mouse, two 1394a ports, RAID 0, 1, or 0+1 support, and enhanced AC97 audio support.
The 3200 series runs on the AMD Athlon 64 CPU. In its base configuration starting at $1743, the 3200 ships with an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 512MB DDR400 memory, 128MB ATI FireGL graphics card, 80GB SATA hard disk drive, 16X DVD-ROM, Windows XP Professional Edition SP2, two 1394a ports, RAID 0, 1, or 0+1 support, and Realtek ALC850 8 channel CODEC audio support. All BOXX systems ship with a three year warranty.
Dell (www.dell.com) has been the biggest volume PC manufacturer for many years. While it is known for its extremely efficient manufacturing prowess, it also makes workstations along the same lines of its PCs. Dell ships Intel only based systems, forgoing the technology provided by AMD that can be found in Alienware, BOXX, HP, and IBM workstations, which all offer the choice of AMD or Intel-based systems in certain configurations.
|Dell Precision 380XP|
The Dell Precision 370 is a single processor entry level solution. A base system priced starting at $1077 is built around an Intel 2.8GHz Pentium 4 processor with 512MB DDR2 SDRAM, 40GB SATA hard disk drive, 48X CD-ROM drive, 64MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI Express graphics, and Windows XP Professional . A high end Precision 370 with a 3.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor with EM64T, 800MHz front side bus and 2MB L2 cache, 4GB DDR2 SDRAM memory, dual 500GB SATA hard disk drives, 16X DVD+-/RW DVD drive, and NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400 PCI Express graphics with 512MB RAM is priced at approximately $4735.
|Dell Precision 670|
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