IBM unveils new workstation
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Oct 11, 2000
Federal IT managers looking for an affordable workstation that doesn't sacrifice
computing power and graphics capabilities have a new option with today's
release of the new IntelliStation E Pro from IBM Corp.
The E Pro will cost less than $1,700 once General Services Administration
pricing is available, said Alissa Eckstein, worldwide product manager for
IntelliStation at IBM. It features up to a 1 GHz Intel Corp. Pentium III
processor, up to 256M of memory, and 2-D and 3-D graphics engines.
The machines are pre-loaded with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 operating
system, but they also can come with Windows NT or Linux.
The new E Pro enables users to do advanced streaming video and other
applications at a lower price point than the competition, said Terry Duff,
worldwide IntelliStation marketing manger.
"The applications environment drives workstation buys," he said. "Memory,
hardware, graphics, scalability. We have a portfolio of 209 certified applications.
Our nearest competitor has less than 50. It's all about process improvement
and cycle time reduction — getting it off the drawing board and into the
Federal agencies already using IBM workstations include the departments
of Energy, Education, Transportation and Defense.