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ZDNet: IBM builds better box with Pentium 4: 1.5GHz IntelliStation review

Nov 20, 2000, 18:25 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"The IntelliStation, which shipped Monday on the heels of the 1.5GHz Pentium 4, delivered impressive performances in eWEEK Labs' tests. Companies in the market for high-end workstations will find the new IBM system very tempting. Buyers will benefit from the same dynamic of expanding performance and contracting price that buyers of desktop and notebook PCs have enjoyed in recent years."

"Unlike previous IntelliStation M Pro workstations, the 6849 is not available in a dual-processor configuration. Companies that have developed a fondness for dual-processor systems might be turned off."

"Windows 2000 came preloaded on our system, but IBM also sells the machine with Windows NT 4.0. The system also runs Linux distributions from Caldera Inc., Red Hat Inc., SuSE Inc. and TurboLinux Inc., so sites that want to use Linux for software development or applications can do so with a measure of confidence. IBM does not preinstall Linux on the workstation."

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