A high-performance personal computer (PC) optimized for professional applications, it is also known as a "high-end personal computer." A workstation is a "top of the line" system geared toward certain fields, such as architecture and technical drawing. These machines offer excellent screen resolution, fast and powerful microprocessors, and lots of memory; they typically run on Unix. A workstation can also be a desktop computer that runs application programs and serves as the access point to a local area network (LAN).

See also : computer  desktop  
NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware