A Showcase of Workstations that’ll Make You Jealous

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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.

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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. inlanger
    February 18, 2010

    Wow! Table with grass… Best!

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  2. Laswi
    February 18, 2010

    Like to know about the lucky people who work at these work stations.

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  3. Chad Engle
    February 18, 2010

    Even though some of those aren’t really usable…. they are still awesome. I can’t see being effective above 3 screens just too much going on. (unless you are monitoring stuff)

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  4. Jamie
    February 18, 2010

    I wonder if they’re work is equally amazing.

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  5. New York Web Designer
    February 18, 2010

    WOW.. #6 woks space is awesome. Great use of space.

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  6. logolitic
    February 18, 2010

    oh… they made me jealous!!

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  7. Jepchumba
    February 18, 2010

    You are right I am jealous. I am in the midst of building my office at home and this is great inspiration. I have the perfect office with great light and space all I need to have is the perfect setup and this is great inspiration.

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  8. BestofStumbleupon
    February 18, 2010

    Omg…want! |▓|)

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  9. Pitah
    February 19, 2010

    The wide screen monitors are impractical; I find. With this age of blogging etc; its time they made them vertical.

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    • working on mine
      February 20, 2010

      It all depends on what you’re doing, once you have wide screen you’ll find square are well square. And the better montiors do rotate just like in the 9th picture from the bottom.

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  10. CSS Gear
    February 19, 2010

    It’s pointless to have a lot of screens. 1 PC and 1 laptop are enough…

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  11. Dan Proczko
    February 19, 2010

    The “Procrastination Effect” must be unmanageable.

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  12. Jessica
    February 19, 2010

    These look like my home office! :D

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  13. Broken Boy
    February 20, 2010

    I hate the acumulation of screens in almost of the pictures… I think whit one or two Pc´s or notebook is enough. Minimalist is better.

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  14. Luis Craik
    February 20, 2010

    Right. I’m jealous!

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  15. Mark
    February 21, 2010

    All these pictures that don’t show an unmanageable number of screens or have major glare issues look like cramped home offices. I think I’ll go for a standard cubicle with only one or two screens and possibly a laptop.

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  16. Dalesh Kowlesar
    February 21, 2010

    Now I feel less than adequate

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  17. shimels
    February 21, 2010

    that’s my dream……i’ll do!

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  18. phillip
    February 21, 2010

    I want to know what these guys do?

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  19. JHG
    February 21, 2010

    Fantastic! This looks like a nice dreaming collection of best desks! Now, I have a few questions on some!

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  20. Cotswolds B&B
    February 21, 2010

    I’ve recently moved up to 3 screens, feels like however many I get, I always want just one more.

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  21. David Boni
    February 22, 2010

    “Work” stations? Indeed.

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  22. Ivan
    February 22, 2010

    Nice collection – there are some set ups which are impractical and don’t think people need that many monitors. (one monitor as a clock – that’s ridiculous.)
    Hopefully they also spend money getting renewable energy at their place.

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  23. Konraden
    February 22, 2010

    Can’t help but notice the over abundance of Macs in this series. Having an apple product does not automatically make your workspace “fantastic.” Some of these are legitimate (skylights, anyone?), but many of these are just glamour shots of Apple hardware.

    And I have to agree with Cotswolds: Always just want one more monitor. I have two, plus a 30″ TV, and I’m constantly moving back and forth between them all.

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  24. kiwiboi
    February 22, 2010

    very nice

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  25. Darkin
    February 22, 2010

    Cool! I want workspace like this)

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  26. Nitrostreak
    February 23, 2010

    Red Alert would die of happiness from some fo these.

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  27. Larry
    February 23, 2010

    I got 37 screens in my workplace, all of which serve an individual purpose 24/7. Wish I could post a pic. It would put the rest of these noobs to shame. Plus the view is one of a kind, and I get paid six figs for this…not including pennies. lol suckers

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  28. Dan
    February 23, 2010

    N E R D
    A L E R T
    ! ! ! !

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  29. meh
    February 23, 2010

    These are so unergonomic. I feel sorry for these people.

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  30. Dabzo
    February 23, 2010

    Wow, those are amazing! This collection will make many geeks very humble.

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  31. Kyle Webs
    February 23, 2010

    I liked a couple but most of them looked too messy.

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  32. LarryIsLying
    February 23, 2010

    Seriously Larry? 37 monitors? LMAO I’m a computer programmer and I use 3 monitors, and make 6 figs. Assuming you had 8 computers on a kvm switch, each with 2 graphics cards with dual output, that’s still only 32 monitors capable of being used. So I guess you have like what, 9 or 10 computers running at the same time? I’d hate to get your electric bill… But being logical, I know you’re just trying to show off and make people think you’re cool. Some will believe you, but those who know anything about technology, bills and liars on the internet will see right through this. BTW, almost all of these setups are lame.

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    • working on mine
      March 6, 2010

      You beat me too it I was going to ask how many computers, video cards (type) and all myself. But he did say workplace not home office and if I were to count what my workplace has… LOL

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  33. Jay Willingham – CampusByte
    February 23, 2010

    I have a pretty nice set up. Just 2 screens. I would need to be a day trader to need more than 2 screens.

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  34. Alison Rowan
    February 23, 2010

    I suppose it depends what you do, but I really can’t see anything beyond 3 monitors being practical. It’s one of those things that intrigues me, and makes me want to watch over someone’s shoulder–I want to see these stations in use, and just how their owners make proper use of them.

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  35. Esz
    February 23, 2010

    Some nice setups but most of them are so DARK and/or cluttered. Am I alone in liking lots of LIGHT at my workspace?

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  36. chris
    February 24, 2010

    Hey guys, I love blog posts with this type of content. So much that I created a website to go along with it. check out http://www.theultimateworkstation.com – we showcase a large variety of workstations, and allow you to tag them up with hyperlinks so others can find the cool products in your photo – online! Come check us out! Tell us what you think.

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  37. hvdhd
    February 24, 2010

    Nerds

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  38. DANA
    February 24, 2010

    I’m so jealous of desk #6. Mine is never that clean!!
    http://twitpic.com/153agg

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  39. Benny
    February 24, 2010

    Do people actually use more than 2 screens at once?? I would love to see Larrys 37 screen set-up! – It must look like Dixons or a PC-Shop!

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  40. Solomon
    February 24, 2010

    So having millions of monitors will make me jealous? I don’t think so. Two computers is probably the best setup, due to easy troubleshooting/fixes/multitasking/etc.

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  41. sid
    February 24, 2010

    there’s nothing impressive here at all. they all suck equally.

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  42. Mark
    February 25, 2010

    I want #11! Very nice :)

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  43. Martin Lucas
    February 26, 2010

    Do people really need all those screens?

    Really like the one with the grass, and the one with the tree trunk inside – nature in your studio is a good thing!

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  44. Macca
    February 26, 2010

    Like sitting in a NOC or an MCR with the screens right up to your face.. Wouldnt like to know how thse people would feel after sitting there for 8 hours 5 days a week no matter how cool it looks. lol

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  45. lono
    February 26, 2010

    wow! some are amazing!! others are plan crazy andover the top!!

    Helped me plan out my studio…

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  46. Raptor
    February 27, 2010

    Amazing!!!
    Maby poor, but this is my workstation:
    http://vsego.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/rabochee-mesto-raptora/

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  47. ferrisdie
    March 1, 2010

    Wow. .nice design. . :)

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  48. Chris
    March 1, 2010

    I’m surprised at the quantity over quality approach taken with most of these. Looking over the screens used, presumably, for visual design I’m shocked at the number of cheap TN panels. Yes, Apple fanboys, that includes the iMacs.

    I saw one setup (#1) with Samsung SM206BW screens, which are about as good as TN gets, but if we’re working on visual design we should be spending our hard-earned on good quality IPS panels with decent colour reproduction.

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  49. Gedy
    March 1, 2010

    Not too jealous. There’s only a couple that left me drooling :)

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  50. menwa
    March 1, 2010

    Thanks for sharing, I love workstations! They are truly inspiring! I save the images for collection :P

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