Chinese computer and notebook manufacturing MNC, Lenovo, had designed the compact ThinkStation C20 chiefly for the financial markets where the PCs were meant for saving space. Post its official launch in June this year, the ThinkStation is also being considered as the perfect tool for a computer graphics artist, since it is capable of running sophisticated software. It is highly compatible for rendering 3D graphics and videos.
The basic concept and idea behind ThinkStation was to enable Lenovo to make a small entry in providing IT equipment for the financial industry, of course without compromising on performance. Having the ability to attach up to eight monitors, also makes it ideal for tracking several trading boards at the same time - as well as making its transition into a 3D graphics computer a natural.
Lenovo has claimed that the ThinkStation C20 is the smallest workstation with dual-processor with dimensions - 16.8 *5.1 *17.5 inches. There is an array of graphics cards, memory cards, and optical drive options included in the machine. The computer features a 2GHz Xeon E5503 processor with a 250 GB hard drive and 1GB RAM. The NVIDIA Quadro NVS290 graphics card (with 256MB frame buffer memory) is also an important component. It is this graphics card which differentiates this computer from being just a powerful system to being a graphics-oriented workstation. Intel Chipset 5529 motherboard forms the heart of the system.
The compact ThinkStation C20 also offers certain expansion possibilities as well with the two PCI slots and 2 bays of 3.5 inch each for incorporating additional hard drives. There are two USB 2.0 ports along with microphone and headphone jacks at the front case whereas eight are on the back.
With a price of $6,674, the Lenovo ThinkStation C20 is obviously exorbitantly priced but for the kind of performance it offers, it’s surely a great value for money.