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By Jeff Mottle

Lenovo Makes Professional Virtual Reality More Accessible

By Rob Herman

Today, Lenovo Workstations launched its VR-ready ThinkStation P320 at Develop3D Live, the UK’s premier design, engineering, visualization and manufacturing conference. Develop3D has placed an emphasis on virtual reality as a productivity tool in design workflows. “We are convinced that VR is going to become a key technology for design and engineering in the coming years,” Al Dean, Editor in Chief. The ThinkStation P320 is the latest addition to the Lenovo portfolio of VR-Ready certified workstations and is designed for power users looking to balance, both, performance and their budgets.

Offering Pro VR certification gives those working in industries where the workstation is already recommended a more accessible avenue into VR. This certification gives ThinkStation P320 users an opportunity to add virtual reality more easily into their workflow without requiring an initial high-end hardware and software investment.

The refreshed workstation will be available in both full-size tower and small form factor (SFF) and comes equipped with Intel’s newest high-performance Xeon processors and the fastest Core i7 processors – offering speeds of up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost* – for unparalleled performance. Both form factors will also support the latest NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards; including support for dual NVIDIA Quadro P1000 GPUs in the small form factor. For those interested in stepping into the VR space, look no further than the VR-certified ThinkStation P320 full-size tower with the NVIDIA Quadro P4000 graphics card.

While delivering superior reliability for users working on 2D and entry-level 3D workflows, the ThinkStation P320 also brings a unique offering to those looking for a breakthrough, entry-level way to create and consume VR. Suitable for both single-part and sub-assembly modelling in VR, the P320 is capable of delivering a refreshing VR experience to mechanical and design engineers alike.

Virtalis, a leading VR and advanced visualization company, is already benefiting from the new ThinkStation P320. Powerful enough to drive the Virtalis VR4CAD software – an entry-level VR solution that can take full advantage of this workstation without compromising quality or price – the P320 is helping Virtalis expand its footprint in the evolving VR space.

“The ThinkStation P320’s ProVR certification, along with its performance credentials, makes it a perfect match for the Virtalis VR4CAD software. It delivers a superb balance of 3D CAD and VR performance without breaking the bank,” said Steve Carpenter, Sales Director at Virtalis. “It’s also perfect for small- to medium-sized companies looking to enhance their engineering workflow by taking their first steps onto the VR ladder.”

Building off the success of previous generations, the ISV certified ThinkStation P320 brings a faster, more powerful system that supports features including the fastest storage available in its class, up to 64GB DDR4 memory, and extreme customization with the FLEX Module. And in terms of environmental sustainability, the P320 is ENERGY STAR-qualified, as well as EPEAT Gold and GREENGUARD certified – ensuring customers that their products have met some of the highest environmental standards.

The Lenovo ThinkStation P320 full-size tower and SFF will be available at the end of April. To learn more about this new product and its powerful features, visit

*Available on tower with Intel Core i7 7700K processor

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