SolidBox Laptops—Now With 50% More Cores!

For years now, SolidBox has been providing laptops purpose-built for SOLIDWORKS. Until now, all those laptops have had one thing in common: 4 processor cores. The quad-core processor has been a trusted workhorse since the beginning, but the latest generation of SolidBox laptops is moving to Intel’s newest line of mobile processors with 6 cores. While most functions in SOLIDWORKS are single-threaded (negating some of the benefits of multi-core processors), simulation and photo-rendering are

published August 21, 2018

ECC RAM vs Non ECC RAM – SolidBox Spotlight

When building a computer for a specific task or workflow, there are seemingly infinite options when configuring the hardware. Intel, just one single manufacturer, makes hundreds of different processors alone from which to choose. “Well, what about RAM? That should be fairly straight forward, right?” you might ask. “It’s the size of the cache that matters and nothing else, right?” Wrong. Like the rest of the components in your computer, the RAM or Random-Access Memory, presents you wi

published January 30, 2015

Windows XP Is Officially Costing Your Company More Than The Cost Of An Upgrade

If you're company is like most, it becomes allergic to change when things are running smooth enough. We at SolidBox don't believe in "smooth enough", or "fast enough", or "quality enough". With today's razor thin margins of success or failure for any business in any industry, you can't afford to settle for "good enough". Windows XP is a prime example. We loved Windows XP when it appeared on the scene 2001, and it set the stage for the standard setting Windows 7, but 2001 is probably further in t

published December 05, 2013

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