What is Workstation?
A workstation is a computer type that is primarily used for CAM/CAD engineering applications, software development, desktop publishing, and data/compute intensive-applications. Those things require computing power in a large amount coupled with relatively higher graphics capabilities.
In general, a workstation usually comes with a large graphics screen with high resolution, built-in network support, and Graphical User Interface (GUI). It also features a RAM of at least 64 megabytes. Some of the workstations you can find in the market have a built-in mass storage device like a disk drive.
Windows NT and UNIX are the two most common and popular OS (Operating Systems) that are used in workstations.
As mentioned above, a workstation has high computing power. Its computing power lies somewhere between a minicomputer and a personal computer. To put it simply, a high-end PC is equal to a low-end workstation, and a high-end workstation is equal to a minicomputer.
It is important to remember that just like PCs, most of the workstations are computers for single users. But, they can be linked and connected together to successfully create a LAN (Local Area Network).
Some of the most sought after and popular workstation brands are HP and Lenovo. Both brands offer different models. Browse through our wide range of workstations to see what’s available in the market and what workstation would best suit your organization’s productivity and computing needs. HP is a workstation brand that offers both mobile and desktop workstations.