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Desktops or Workstations: Choosing for Your Business

Desktops or Workstations: Choosing for Your Business

Choosing whether or not your business should add desktops or workstations into your office can be both a difficult and crucial decision.

For one thing, you wouldn’t want to waste any money on some equipment you actually don’t need. Although on the other hand, spending a bit more in the budget for a fully-functional set of new workstations could greatly benefit your company in performance. Depending on your business, perhaps you could even get away with providing your employees with a couple of standard laptops.

To determine exactly if either desktops or workstations will work for YOUR business, here’s some bold ideas to keep in mind when selecting the right equipment for your staff:

The price: If budget is the issue, then you’re probably not going to want to shell out about $1,500 to $3,000 for a workstation on each of your employees. The standard business PCs on the market today run around $500 to $1,000, on the higher end models. You’ll need to know the responsibilities of each and every employee and what they need in order to get the job done.

The performance: A standard PC comes with enough power to take care of the essential tasks such as email, web and word processing responsibilities. Workstations generally provide users with expanded graphics and memory and processing capabilities that are simply not available on certain desktops and mobile platforms. Therefore as we said before, the computer you choose in terms of strengh, depends on the work your employees are currently tasked to do.

The longevity: The internal hardware components of a workstation are held to a higher standard of longevity than a standard offering PC. The motherboard, CPU, RAM, internal drive and video card of a workstation are all built with the intention of being worked with all day long. Workstations can be pushed to the limit where as standard office PCs can become a bit sluggish if pushed beyond their capabilities. Know the specifics of how far your employees need to go with their work.

As these ideas are fairly basic to the usual buyer, they are important in making a crucial decision to supplement your employees with the right hardware. Obviously, the more you spend, the more you’ll get in quality, but knowing your performance of all your workers is the key to coming up with a final decision.