A computer which is generally used by a single user it is more powerful than the ordinary micro computer used for personal use. It is used for the professional and organizational use instead of just an ordinary use. The applications used in the workstations are specially structured for the companies and firms. It has a large capacity to store data and a very high speed processor and high quality graphics to meet the needs of the engineers and the organizations. In some cases a workstation also means a central computer used as a server which actually is like an ordinary personal computer connected too many.
While desktop computers; are the computers which are used for the domestic purposes not for commercial use like a home PC or laptop. Children use it for playing games and it is used for recreation mostly instead of working
How Workstations And Desktops Work?
Workstations are manufactured in a manner that they can word with high load of work. It is designed to perform difficult projects and for professional purposes. It is not a modern invention it was first made in 1959 by international business machines known as IBM and it was introduced with a name of IBM 1620. At that time too it was designed for the big tasks and professional use like engineers and architectures. These workstations have very high capacity of random access memory
called RAM and high features of the picture quality and graphics for real effects of the wok.
On the other hand the desk tops also known as the personal computers it is not so poor in graphics but les than the workstations because now a days desktops are also being used in the offices for the professional use but not for very big tasks it is mostly used for playing games processing the works as a multimedia and many other tasks on common basis. In the recent desktop computers have also enough capability to work as a main server it can also b connected with the local area network and can attached to many computers to exchange the data.
Advantages of the Desktops
- It can b used for domestic use like a personal computer to play games official work and to browsing the internet and as a multimedia like playing music watching movies.
- Desktops are cheap and easily available a person can buy several desktops because of the low price.
- These computers are ideal for house home based offices ans as well as small and large business.
- The life of the desktops is more than 10 years it depends on the manufacturer and on the user how one uses it.
- It is easy to repair and if there is any fault it is easy to remove and the maintenance is easy and cheap.
Disadvantages of the Desktops:
- It can not be used on the place of the work stations because of compatibility.
- Like the workstation it can run many printers and other output devices
- It is not very good for engineering and medical purposes.
Advantages of Workstation:
Workstation is better in many ways like
- It bears high quality graphics and high performance.
- It can work with many CPUs at a time while the desktops can not do so.
- It is used in some special fields like in engineering and for research purposes in medical field.
Disadvantages of Workstation:
- These are bulky in the size.
- Not easily available and can not used for domestic use have high prices.
- Repairing is not easily available and not so easy.