Nvidia bags big four mobile workstations

Graphics chip maker Nvidia reckons it has the mobile workstation market cornered with announcement that four of the biggest players in the notebook market have gone green.

The Santa Clara company is now supplying Cuda-based GPUs to HP, Dell, Fujitsu and Lenovo and the companies will soon be firing out top-line notebooks aimed at graphics professionals (the ones who don't use Apple kit, that is.)

Specially designed to be shoe-horned into 14.1, 15.6 and 17-inch clamshell cases, the five new GPUs in the Quadro FX range offer frame buffers up to 1GB and 30-bit colour.

The Quadro FX 3800M will appear in the 17-inch Dell Precision M6500, the Quadro FX 2800M in the 17-inch Dell Precision M6500 and the Quadro FX 1800M will tip up in the 15.6-inch HP EliteBook 8540w. The Quadro FX 880M gets the biggest rollout being built into three 15.6-inchers: the HP EliteBook 8540w, the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 and the Fujitsu CELSIUS H700. Finally, the Quadro FX 380M will turn up in the 14.1-inch HP EliteBook 8440w.