Dell Precision 5530 mobile workstation now available with Ubuntu

All of the Dell Precision mobile workstations launched earlier this year are now available with a choice of Windows or Ubuntu Linux. Dell has announced that the Precision 5530 mobile workstation is the latest of its mobile workstation-class computers to be available as a Linux-powered Developer Edition computer. It’s currently on sale for $1185 and […]

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is a 3.8 pound mobile workstation

Thin and light computers have been around since before Intel tried calling them ultrabooks. But typically you’ve had to trade off power for compact designs. That’s starting to change, with PC makers launching a growing number of compact laptops with enough horsepower to handle gaming, video editing, or other mobile workstation tasks. The latest example? […]

HP’s new ZBook mobile workstations: 4K displays, hexa-core CPUs, compact designs

Consumer laptops have gotten thinner and lighter in recent years, but so have high-performance notebooks. It’s not hard to find a gaming laptop that weighs less than 5 pounds these days. And the same is true of mobile workstation PCs. Sure, that’s a far cry from consumer notebooks, which sometimes weigh less than 2 pounds. […]

HP updates its business laptops with new EliteBook 800, ZBook 14u and 15u models

HP is updating its business laptop lineup with new EliteBook 800 series devices sporting 8th-gen Intel Core processors and a slimmer design, and new HP ZBook 14u and 15u mobile workstations that feature similar upgrades. In fact, HP says the new ZBook 14u G5 is the thinnest mobile workstation from any company. HP EliteBook 800 […]

Dell now sells 7 different Ubuntu-powered premium laptops (and an all-in-one desktop)

Dell is one of the few major PC makers that offers high-end laptops with GNU/Linux software as an alternative to Windows. 5 years after the company launched Project Sputnik to gauge interest in a version of the Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu software, Dell now sells 7 different laptop models with Canonical’s popular Linux distribution. […]

HP’s new ZBook Mobile Workstations pack big power into small packages

HP has unveiled four new mobile workstations as part of the company’s ZBook line of business laptops, and a few of them are surprisingly compact. The new HP Zbook 15 and ZBook 17 are high-power notebooks with support for up to Intel Xeon chips and NVIDIA Quadro graphics. But if you’re willing to sacrifice a […]

HP ZBook Studio mobile workstation is a 4.4 pound powerhouse

HP is expanding its ZBook line of business-class, mobile workstation laptops with new models featuring 15 and 17 inch displays, Intel Skylake processors, and options for NVIDIA and AMD graphics. One of the most intriguing models is the HP ZBook Studio. It’s a high-performance notebook with a 15.6 inch display, Intel Core i7 or Xeon […]

MSI WS60 is a 15.6 inch, 4.3 pound mobile workstation

Big laptops used to be heavy. These days… well, some still are. But a growing number of laptop makers are cramming energy-efficient components into notebooks with large displays to create powerful notebooks with big screens and thin and light designs. Take the new MSI WS60. It’s a mobile workstation with a 15.6 inch display, support for an […]

Dell introduces mobile workstations with Intel Xeon chips

Lenovo isn’t the only company planning to offer notebooks with Intel Xeon processors this year. Dell has announced that it will launch a new line of Precision mobile workstations with Xeon chips in the fourth quarter of 2015. The new Dell Precision laptops will feature Intel’s new Xeon E3-1200 Skylake chips for mobile devices and the […]

Lenovo unveils Thinkpad P50 and P70 mobile workstations with Intel Xeon chips

This year Intel will start producing Xeon chips designed for laptops for the first time, and Lenovo has announced plans to build two of the first laptops featuring those chips. The Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 are high-performance laptops with 3840 x 2160 pixel IPS displays, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and Intel Xeon E3-1500M v5 processors. […]

HP Omen Pro is a mobile workstation (based on a gaming laptop design)

In late 2014, HP introduced a compact gaming laptop called the HP Omen with a 15.6 inch display, NVIDIA graphics, and an Intel Haswell processor. Now HP is giving the gaming notebook a business-friendly makeover. Meet the HP Omen Pro mobile workstation. Like the original HP Omen, the new model features a 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 […]