Lenovo is trotting out its latest desktop workstations with the pitch that they provide high performance at a budget price. The new entry-level ThinkStation E32 will be available on September 6 at a starting price of $729.
The E32 will be offered in either a traditional tower design (pictured) or a small-form-factor version. While the base configuration will use Intel Xeon E3 1200 processors, Lenovo will also make fourth-generation Core i5 or i7 (a.k.a. Haswell) CPUs available as upgrades.
Other options include Nvidia's Quadro graphics cards, whether the K4000 for the E32 tower or the K600 for the SFF model, and up to 32GB of RAM. According to HotHardware, storage options range from 3 terabyte hard drives to 256GB full-size solid-state drives and 128GB mSATA-size SSDs.
Not surprisingly, the ThinkStation E32 will run Windows 8 Pro, and Lenovo throws in a 60-day trial of Autodesk AutoCAD LT. The new workstations are also certified to run programs from Adobe, PTC, Siemens, and SolidWorks.
Unfortunately, there is currently no information about the ThinkStation E32 on the Lenovo website, so specifics regarding different configurations are still unknown. You can be quite sure, however, that you'll be paying more than $729 for an E32 with Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and a Quadro K4000 graphics card.