Lenovo announced the Lenovo ThinkStation E31, an entry-level workstation for professionals requiring a powerful desktop workstation within a PC budget. Offered as a mini-tower or small form factor (SFF) both include choices of Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 or 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processors.
Both models offer professional graphics capabilities with the option of Intel HD Graphics P4000 or NVIDIA Quadro Graphic cards (up to the Q4000 in the tower model and Q600 in the SFF). The E31 ThinkStation can handle up to 9TB of storage for the tower model or 6TB on the Small Form Factor. Regardless of size you'll get nine USB ports, including four of the 3.0 variety and up to 32 GB of RAM.
The Lenovo ThinkStation E31 tower model will be available beginning June 5th 2012 and the Lenovo ThinkStation E31 SFF will be available beginning July 13th 2012. Pricing for models starts at approximately $629.