A computer workstation is engineered to provide a higher performance level, 3D graphics capabilities, higher speed networking using a faster processor, more hard drive storage space than a standard personal computer. They are designed for applications requiring a higher degree of precision, and performance. These computer workstations have found their way into areas of engineering and software development, among others due to their ability to multi-task.
A computer workstation should be purchased only after careful research as they can often be task specific and can cost far more than an average home PC. A decent workstation can cost anywhere from $ 1000 to $ 5000. However, the cost effectiveness of computer workstation is another issue to be looked into, as consumer reviews show that today's PCs are often as good as workations. A workstation, having almost the same capabilities to offer is often priced much higher due to more expensive components. With this in mind, be sure to check out all the specs when you are seeking to buy a new computer workstation, and to compare the prices against the specs. Also, do take into account whether the computer workstation is used or new. That way, you will get the best deal for your hard-earned money.
At the same time, the term 'computer workstation' is also used to refer to an area of generally an office that accommodates a desktop computer and its peripherals. This includes the space to place the monitor, the keyboard, the CPU and other computer components, including printers, scanners and speakers.