I’ll be honest, I haven’t touched a desktop for years! The last time I used a desktop was during the time that I was still working in Dubai as a Senior Designer in a design firm.  Since I downscale (my professional life haha) and been traveling a lot for the past years and left the corporate world,  became a laptop type of guy. I was always on the move.

Nowadays though, that I have been staying in the country, like almost everyone of us, I have been working a lot with decoration projects and there are times that I need to create layout and presentations to clients and my “trusty” laptop at times is struggling to perform some tasks that I need to do. 

I know most of you will agree especially designers who are now working at home (WFH) and rely heavily on the power of their gadgets that sometimes you are wishing to have your ultra powerful and top grade office desktop with you.

Now that most of us are using our homes as temporary offices, one of the big tasks that we have do is to find the perfect computer for your presentations, spreadsheets, designs and yes, video conferencing.

As someone who isn’t a techie (but knows a thing or two when it comes to technology) I look for a device that is fast, powerful and with a big storage capacity. These are the main factors that I consider in choosing a gadget. As a designer myself, lags and slow device performance contribute to being unproductive for the day.

That is why, when Lenovo Philippines let me try their Thinkstation P330, I didn’t hesitate. I said yest right away. I was very curious to experience how desktops are powerful nowadays. With the age of virtual reality and instant 3d renderings desktops truly improved a lot.


Is a budget friendly powerhouse entry-level tower workstation. It is designed with professionals such engineers, architects, medical technicians and even accountants are in mind.  It is well suited for light to medium creative works with options of upgrades and expansions to compete with top desktop performers in the market. 

According to the official Lenovo website, the Thinkstation P330 is known as the cheetah of workstations. It is powered by Intel Xeon Platinum Processor and delivers a speed of up to 4.2 GHz.


Researching about Lenovo’s Thinkstation P330, I came across this special feature called ISV CERTIFICATION. What is an ISV Certification?

ISV stands for Independent Software Vendor, when a device is ISV certified, it ensures your applications to run reliably and with optimal performance.

Lenovo Thinkstation P330 is certified by the following vendors.

  • Altair® 
  • HyperWorks®
  • Autodesk® Alias
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk InventorAutodesk
  • Barco Medical Displays
  • Bentley® MicroStation
  • Dassault® Catia™
  • Dassault® SOLIDWORKS
  • Nemetschek Vectorworks
  • PTC Creo®
  • Siemens® NX
  • Teamcenter
  • Tecnomatix
  • Siemens® Solid Edge

Looking at the list of you can see a mix of architectural, drafting and graphics program vendors which perfect for what I do.

The moment I finished uboxing (unboxing link here), I tired installing all programs that I use in creating layouts and presentations. Programs such as Autocad, Photoshop and Sketch up. These programs can also become very tasking for midrange laptops. YAY THINKSTATION TO THE RESCUE!!

Because I have only used this device a few times, I can’t really say much in terms of its long term performance because a true test is when you have filled it up with files and been using it for quite some time. But I must say, the few times that I tested it’s power, I was impressed. The comparison of its speed and response to my laptop is like day and night. I can say that the P330 is a good option for those who are looking for a powerful desktop will suit their professional lifestyle and will not breaking the bank.


This post in made possible in partnership with Lenovo Philippines. You can check their check their website at and socials at @lenovoph.  All editorials and photos are my own unless mentioned or sighted from sources.

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