A Showcase of Workstations that’ll Make You Jealous

By / Feb 17, 2010 / Inspiration
shares

Whether you’re a designer, developer, animator, or blogger, your workstation plays a major role in how you get things done. Some of us like a neat, clean, and inspiring workspace, while others require a crazy over-the-top hardware configuration.

In this article, we’ve compiled a showcase of photos that will give you workstation envy. The thing about workstations is that even if you have a nice one, seeing another awesome setup can make you a bit jealous.

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

workstations

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

190 Comments

  1. Jeeem
    April 28, 2011

    I really don’t understand the multiple screens. Can somebody explain that to me?

    -Jeeem-

    Reply
    • Ed
      May 2, 2011

      For me multiple screens = day trading (stock market)

      Reply
    • Brian Swichkow
      May 25, 2011

      A lot of programmers use multiple screens for fixing errors and writing code while also doing both synchronous and asynchronous communications.

      Reply
    • kris
      July 13, 2011

      as an digital animation student more screens equals more space to create witch is always needed

      Reply
    • thom0128
      October 24, 2013

      Once you have multiple monitors, you’ll never go back.

      Reply
  2. snapbacks
    April 29, 2011

    If you could afford that many monitors in picture fifteen, why would you be siting on a folding chair??

    Reply
    • Matt Hatch
      November 28, 2011

      maybe it is because of those monitors that they cannot afford a better chair. O.o

      Reply
  3. sad urdu poetry
    April 29, 2011

    There are many Xp users too… See 15th Image

    Reply
  4. Jennifer
    May 2, 2011

    Some of these are really cool, and others…just plain messy and cluttered!

    Reply
  5. tat2ddeviant
    May 10, 2011

    Multiple screens come in really handy when you have to utilize multiple apps to complete consolidated task.
    For example, I use 3 monitors:

    Monitor 1- Hosted Databases for multiple client sites (45+)
    Monitor 2- Test Environment Virtual Machine/Production VM
    Monitor 3- Help desk software/email/web browsing

    I can’t imagine having to do all that w/ fewer than say 2 monitors.

    Reply
    • jason
      June 17, 2011

      Fewer than 2 screens? like 1 screen?

      Reply
  6. matt
    May 10, 2011

    multiple screens = “workstations that’ll make you jealous”??

    Reply
    • Chad
      June 12, 2011

      I guess so… didn’t see anything inspirational in ANY of these pictures, except maybe #29… he’s got a lot of sh*! happening there!

      Also, 28 and 30 are the same bloody workstation with different lighting…

      Multiple screens are NOT the be-all end-all of workstation envy. They’re a common thing when you’re talking about a “work”station.

      Reply
      • chris
        October 31, 2011

        good call :) 28 and 30 are the same!

        Reply
      • Nick
        March 5, 2012

        I’m jealous of the tree in number 10 lol

        Reply
  7. Muhammad Waseem Amjad
    May 22, 2011

    ……….Creative thinking:)………

    Reply
  8. Ollie
    May 24, 2011

    Apple are LAUGHING. Jeeeesus so much Apple.

    Reply
  9. DvC
    May 24, 2011

    Is it sad that I don’t find many of these workstations impressive? I have 4 monitors and a 55 Inch LED TV. Also my laptop.

    Multiple screens are usually good for working with media, security camera/software, or stock trading, etc. Also if you want to see your music playlist while playing a game and display your social networking feeds. I definitely recommend multiple monitors for multi-taskers. :D

    Reply
  10. Scribble
    May 25, 2011

    There are quite a few tasks in product development and visualization that require a multiple screen setup. For instance, when it comes to preparing visuals for immersive applications to be displayed on a gigapixel powerwall or CAVE, not every developer will have one of those connected to his workstation.

    I’m happy to confine myself to the macbook-and-cinema-display solution though.

    Reply
  11. jazz
    June 3, 2011

    like the more simple ones and less monitor… –www.tonerrefillstore.com

    Reply
  12. Jonzy
    June 4, 2011

    Just think how difficult it would be to close if your parents walk in RIGHT when your watching porn on ALL the screens in pic 15 XD

    Reply
  13. James
    June 20, 2011

    i notice 1 problem with most of these set-ups, MAC OS-X

    Reply
    • Garry
      August 24, 2011

      Well said.

      Reply
  14. zoltrix 75
    November 21, 2011

    All the images are really cool. Sometimes most of us need to monitor multiple tasks. For this purpose, its really awesome. It can also saves a lot of time.

    Reply
  15. arif
    December 7, 2011

    love the lighting in workstation with ghost wallpaper

    Reply
  16. Andy Morley
    December 26, 2011

    Fantastic, too many monitors in some of them though

    Reply
  17. Secdoom
    January 6, 2012

    Too much clutter for me….And not energy efficient….Money down the drain if you ask me for toys for boys….If someone wants to feel like cpt. Picard than maybe other than that 20+ ” inches is more than enough. And regarding running db software + Citrix / VM / rdp + ticketing tools + help desk software and whatever else you can think of, it can be done on 1 screen, 17″, worked like this for some time for a major IT company ;)

    Reply
  18. Crayle
    January 9, 2012

    Those workstations look so awesome! I would love to have one at home!

    Reply
  19. Surminga
    February 1, 2012

    What is the need for more than two screens? A large screen is more than enough to do multiple workings..

    Reply
  20. James
    February 24, 2012

    Some of these are very pretty. But I don’t like multiple screens myself, even though I’m a programmer. Anything other than the one two feet in front of me is too far away, or too distorted by the viewing angle. They’re over rated.

    Reply
  21. InativeSpeaker
    June 14, 2013

    I really love this one :) however, multiple screens don’t know why.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewf/201497582/sizes/l/

    Reply
  22. Pete S
    November 16, 2013

    Multiple screens are an absolute must if you are using more than one application at a time and want to be productive. For instance if you writing a document and in order to do that need to find information on the web, in other emails and perhaps from other documents. Multiple screens lets you view all information at the same time and saves you from having to flick back and forth between applications all the time.

    Linux and Mac OSX also comes natively with virtual desktops so you can have several complete desktops that you can easily switch between. That’s a great feature for power users.

    I’m a developer and have three monitors with 12 virtual desktops. So in reality access to 36 monitors when working but only three at a time. But three is just not enough for me so I’ve been looking to go to six monitors.

    Reply

Leave a Reply