Fujitsu’s CELSIUS H5511 mobile workstation reflects the changing demands and tastes of visual computing professionals

Dec 17 2021

By: Cadalyst Staff

The pandemic may have sparked a surge in mobile workstation sales, but it’s far from the only tailwind behind the importance of the mobile workstation in CAD computing.

Unheard of when it was introduced in the early 2000s, the mobile workstation has gone from niche to essential. Few today would question its value as a staple tool for CAD professionals away from their desks. But today, its role continues to evolve, keeping pace with rapidly changing enterprise IT demands, from architecture, engineering and construction to manufacturing and design. Its unique utility appeals to new users not only as a reliable addition to their trusted office workstation, but in some cases as their one and only primary CAD computing platform for home and office.

Fujitsu’s latest addition to its line of CELSIUS professional workstation solutions exemplifies the proven and growing value of the modern mobile workstation: the CELSIUS H5511. Combining signature workstation features such as application-grade performance, reliability and security in a thin and light package, the FUJITSU CELSIUS H5511 workstation ticks all the boxes for CAD professionals looking for the ultimate road machine.

The unique and undeniable appeal of the modern mobile workstation

The volume of mobile workstations has exploded in recent quarters, largely due to the rush to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile workstation has proven to be the ideal vehicle to manage this transition for CAD professionals around the world. But other factors also played a role in the surge. Touting features like professional-grade 3D graphics and ISV certification for a range of applications from SOLIDWORKS to Revit and 3ds max, the mobile workstation’s CAD computing superiority over consumer or commercial laptops doesn’t matter. is more in question. This proven benefit has not only prompted the majority of CAD professionals to opt for a mobile workstation to complement the trusted desktop, advancements in the mobile platform have even led some to consider it their one and only. workplace.

The remote work surge triggered by the pandemic has fueled an explosion in the growth of the mobile workstation market. Image source: Jon Peddie Research.

Among the range of mobile workstation models available today, two attributes have proven extremely popular with the general business user community: 15-inch and thinner and lighter form factors. The 15″ (really 15.6″ but commonly referred to as 15″) has proven to be ideal for most mobile workstation buyers – built around a screen large enough to please the eye, but small enough This Goldilocks balance has made the 15″ the dominant form factor on the market, accounting for approximately 3/4 of all mobile workstations sold (the rest are sub-15″ and 17″ models) (Source: Jon Peddie Research). And, among the 15-inch models, the weight and size advantage of the svelte Thin ‘n Light category proves very attractive to new and repeat buyers of mobile workstations.

A CAD workhorse designed for today: the FUJITSU CELSIUS H5511 workstation.

Illustrating what a modern mobile workstation can achieve in terms of both mobility and performance, Fujitsu CELSIUS H5511 sits right in the 15″ sweet spot of the market. The composition of the CELSIUS H5511 clearly and deliberately reflects changing consumer wants and needs, including delivering the balanced appeal of the 15-inch Thin ‘n Light platform. Among the thinnest mobile workstations available on the market, its weight of 20.8 mm (about 0.8 inches) and 1.9 kg (from) makes it ultra-portable.

Fujitsu CELSIUS H5511 Mobile Workstation

Fujitsu’s thin and light CELSIUS H5511 mobile workstation. Image source: Fujitsu.

Configurable to a wide range of custom build options, the FUJITSU CELSIUS H5511 workstation boasts a proven, performance-driven 11th Gen Intel® Core processor baseMT vPro® processors. Multiple next-gen cores are used to improve performance for multi-threaded workloads, from simulations for engineering and lighting to rendering and more, while high frequencies (up to 4.8 GHz) and IPC enhanced (instructions per cycle) means uncompromising performance for ever-critical single-threaded CAD workloads like parametric modeling.

A workstation earns its living as the engine of visual computing workflows like CAD, so graphics performance and a high-fidelity image are a must. The graphics are generated by the NVIDIA T500 GPU, specially designed for professional workloads. And, where full color gamut support is non-negotiable, the CELSIUS H5511’s anti-glare (and exceptionally sharp 500 nit (brightness in cd/m2) FHD panel (500 nit panel available as an option) provides 100% sRGB color space coverage. Finally, the expansive compute and display platform is complemented by up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory and 4TB of high-performance M.2 PCIe NVMe storage.

Talk workstations and performance metrics are usually the most important, but the other features that set business workstations apart from PCs are just as important: reliability and security. To protect not only your IP address, but more so your client’s IP address, standard state-of-the-art features such as a fingerprint sensor and an infrared facial recognition FHD webcam, both compatible with Windows Hello. Add optional vein signature PalmSecureMT technology from Fujitsu, the ultimate in tamper prevention, and you have a full trio of fast, easy and secure connection options. And in the unlikely event of a hardware failure, workstation-exclusive RAID storage support provides redundancy to virtually eliminate the risk of data loss or corruption.

Of course, all of the aforementioned features would be of little value if your machine requires constant AC power or frequent recharging. The CELSIUS H5511’s all-day (10-hour) battery life with 1-hour quick-charge capability (up to 80%) has you covered.

Don’t forget the wharf

Still tied to the home office, temporarily or permanently? Or are you considering adopting a mobile workstation as your new unique workstation? Next, you’ll want to pair this machine with a full docking station. Making the most of the CELSIUS H5511’s Thunderbolt 4/USB-C port, Fujitsu’s Thunderbolt 4 Port Replicator expands display and I/O functionality to match the best a desktop has to offer.

While the CELSIUS H5511’s high-fidelity screen will satisfy on the road, most no longer find a single screen sufficient when we’re back in the office. Today, two or three screens in the office have become a must for professional use. In conjunction with a docking station like Fujitsu’s Thunderbolt™ 4 Port Replicator, the CELSIUS H5511 can drive not one but three 4K displays on the desktop, enough screen real estate to match some of the best gaming environments. desktop monitor. Add two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt™ 4, two USB Type-C ports, and three Type-A ports, and you get I/O more in line with the capabilities you rely on in the office.

Fujitsu CELSIUS H5511 Mobile Workstation ­­­

Fujitsu’s Thunderbolt 4 Port Replicator opens the door to a full 4K three-monitor desktop experience. Image source: Fujitsu.

The mobile workstation has earned its position as the mobile computer of choice for CAD professionals

The fixed tower workstation is far from the only one on the market today. With a proven laptop-like form factor and usability, while maintaining the performance and reliability suitable for applications demanded by CAD professionals, today’s mobile workstation has proven to be just as indispensable. than its proven desktop counterpart.

The pandemic-enforced transition to home offices and remote working has highlighted the compelling benefits of a professional CAD machine that can travel, fueling a boom in mobile workstation sales, now on par with its venerable office brother. For those who weren’t yet aware or unsold of the value of the mobile workstation, months of remote work most likely proved compelling. The Mobile Workstation proposition is clear: as the Trusted Desktop Workstation has proven to be superior to a general purpose PC, the Mobile Workstation is therefore superior to an ordinary laptop or business PC.

Sitting in the sweet spot of a 15-inch screen and wrapped in a svelte 20.8mm-thick chassis, the CELSIUS H5511 mobile workstation offers the ideal balance of performance and mobility while retaining the benefits of a workstation in terms of reliability and security. For most CAD professionals, the CELSIUS H5511 is an ideal mobile addition to the trusted desktop workstation in the office. And for a growing number, its performance and capabilities – especially when paired with a desktop docking station – may even suffice as a one and only workstation.

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