A workstation is a specialized, single-user computer that typically has more power and features than a standard desktop PC (see Fig. 1). These machines are popular among scientists, engineers, and animators who need a system with greater-than-average speed and the power to perform sophisticated tasks.
Fig. 1: A workstation computer.
Workstations often have large, high-resolution monitors and accelerated graphics handling capabilities, making them suitable for advanced architectural or engineering design, modeling, animation, and video editing.
Workstation computers are favoured by engineers and designers who need a high-performance system.