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Looking for system specifications for a modern GIS workstation

My current employer has given me the opportunity to design my own GIS workstation. The problem is I have no idea what is important when it comes to hardware! I have been given a datasheet from Fujitsu ...
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Specifications for GIS desktop hardware

I'm in the market for a new pc/laptop. Judging from what I've seen around here, a lot of people are discussing having a laptop for their personal GIS use. Portability is not an issue for me, so I'm ...
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Looking for quantitative evidence supporting SSD adoption

Has anyone seen quantitative evidence supporting the use of a SSD (solid state drive) in an ESRI ArcGIS Desktop workstation? Or any GIS workstation for that matter? I keep reading that SSDs can be a ...
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Solid Laptop Specs for running ArcGIS

I'm getting a Lenovo thinkpad w520 with 8gb of ram/2000m quadro GPU/2760qm Corei7 to use as my secondary work laptop. I mostly deal with large amounts of ortho photos and some GPS software. Do you ...
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ESRI 3D Analyst: Which Graphics card?

in order to make the most of ESRI´s 3D analyst I would like to order an appropriate graphics card. I have been recommended the AMD FirePro V5900 2 GB by someone who doesn´t know much about GIS hence ...