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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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. Sebastian
    March 2, 2010

    Wow! sometimes provide really nice and spacy out .. nice

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  2. Nick Soper
    March 4, 2010

    There are some silly rigs out there, but all are so right but overkill :-D

    My personal favorite is the 6th workspace, but I can’t help thinking that it never stays that clean for long.

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  3. sam
    March 5, 2010

    nice, the one with the green grass is good, helps calm down probably.

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  4. duderino
    March 5, 2010

    not jealous of the MAC owners.

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    • xNickD
      February 4, 2011

      I second this. It kind of pissed me off that there were some shots of normal workstations but with ONE iMac. Like really, what is there to be jealous of there? A clean desk?

      And I’m not necessarily being anti-mac here (but I am), it’s just that a clean workstation with one computer doesn’t really make me jealous.

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  5. Calin
    March 8, 2010

    I would like to have such workplace :), but then I don’t know if this will not give me some headache.
    Nice post!

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    • victor
      June 24, 2010

      true that mac user don’t even know what computers really are.

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  6. ice
    March 8, 2010

    I’ve come to think that mac is the ultimate solution to everything now…after reading a few posts today…

    BUT I use a HP laptop running Windows 7…

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  7. Web 2.0 Tools
    March 9, 2010

    Well most of them have better workstations than me but mine is also cool, I have 4 screens :)

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  8. San Francisco web design
    March 9, 2010

    i like the title most rather than the workstations itself… anyways some of them are good and innovative… over all good post! thanks

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  9. Vince
    March 10, 2010

    Thanks for the roundup. Some really great workstations are featured here with soothing vibes.

    We recently build our workstation with a minimal and clean mind set. We wrote a blogpost about it on our website, check it out at http://www.yummygum.nl/blog/minimal-mindset-in-de-yummygum-office

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  10. James
    March 11, 2010

    Wow, some awesome systems, but my GOD what are you doing with all those screens? I mean some of these shots put NORAD to shame.

    Thanks for this article.

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  11. Nick Pettit
    March 11, 2010

    Pretty cool stuff! I’ve been thinking about just getting an iPad + a Mac Pro and ditching the laptop entirely.

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    • Shokz
      June 24, 2010

      A Mac Pro is disgustingly bad for for the price. Build it yourself and cut the cost be 50% and get better components while you’re at it.

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  12. Zach
    March 12, 2010

    Wow… yep, I’m jeolous.

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  13. sebastian geeen
    March 15, 2010

    I like what i see. Im moving soon, need to re think my office space…..

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  14. Ib
    March 19, 2010

    Jealous? No, not really, good work environment is more than having a couple of monitors.

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  15. inspirationfeed
    March 20, 2010

    These are amazing, i wish i had enough for a mac they’re so elegant.

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  16. Dan
    March 22, 2010

    I have to update the picture but check out my workstation setup: http://bit.ly/bjNhOp

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  17. August
    April 22, 2010

    Woah!! This is really cool!! I will include this to my list of goals!! ahaha..

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  18. Jiub
    April 29, 2010

    Almost every one of those pictures has an Apple product in it. :). Mostly MacBooks.

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  19. CCNA
    May 6, 2010

    So many bright lights will make one blind. But still an awesome collection of Workstations

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  20. Doug Glass
    May 8, 2010

    I am so glad I actually have a life and get outside as much as possible. Poor fellows who built these contraptions did at least brighten up their basement hovel.

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  21. mark
    May 10, 2010

    the second one doesnt make me jealous at all… it makes me feel bad for whoever owns a mac and a macbook… what a waste of money that could have been used to buy a good pc

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  22. Albin Sebastian
    May 11, 2010

    There are many Xp users too… See 15th Image

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  23. Kyle
    May 11, 2010

    OMG! 4th pic from the bottom, on the top shelf, the black & silver com with the blue circles, i have that same one :)

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  24. ddrt
    May 12, 2010

    Must be really cool to see the windows vista computers when they’re all blue screened.

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  25. Len Palitti
    May 12, 2010

    Extremely interesting post thanks for writing it I have added your blog to my bookmarks and will be back :) By the way this is a little off topic but I really like your web page layout.

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  26. SI
    May 18, 2010

    the ones with tons of monitors give me a headache just looking at them. would never want to get near those work stations. the 5th one just looks like some awful clutter. hahah. but i love all the simple clean spaces. i could actually concentrate in those!

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  27. Lindsay
    May 19, 2010

    MEGA DESK

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  28. CSSReX
    June 1, 2010

    Cool! I really start imagining mine after looking at these :)

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  29. Mirko
    June 17, 2010

    I am jealous right now :) I want workstation like that :)

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  30. Liam
    June 18, 2010

    My 19 inch wide-screen monitor seems quite inferior now. I find that although a lot of these are absolutely brilliant designs, some of them to me look slightly cluttered. But overall some great ideas there!

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  31. Joey
    June 18, 2010

    “I could understand the Mom or I heart Wanda…But why the Reaper?” – Airheads

    In other words…why all the screens? One even had his set up by the shower. They should post their light bill next to these pictures.

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  32. ++rudekitty++
    June 18, 2010

    I like the burnt-out Xmas bulbs in the 5th pic down from the top. So tacky!

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  33. ExtremeT
    June 19, 2010

    Wow I wish I had like half of those workstations lol Suddenly mine feels so bare and small

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  34. QuarkBuddy
    June 20, 2010

    Seems like the term “Overkill is underrated” apply quite exponentially.

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  35. sig
    June 20, 2010

    had a setup like that once. more screens doesn’t really improve productivity. one screen is enough.

    The 10th one is amazing though.

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  36. Rob
    June 21, 2010

    That is some amazing hardware! I wish I had some of it.

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  37. Meafer
    June 21, 2010

    I have one question.

    WHY?

    How could anyone possibly make use of all those screens at once?

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  38. Really Now
    June 22, 2010

    Some of those were amazing, especially the ones where the had two whole Apple computers and weren’t completely in debt!

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  39. Avi
    June 22, 2010

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

    I am fond of number twenty-seven. Comfort and research at my fingertips…valuable.

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  40. J
    June 23, 2010

    Painfully useless. Too many screens can actually reduce productivity.

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  41. Tess
    June 29, 2010

    Wow, how do you get something done if you have to focus on so many screens … that’s what I call multitasking ;) I am more for a neat and clean workspace. Pure and simple to keep you focused, but cosy though. Like the one with the tree in the room … would love to work there. Thanks for sharing this it’s pretty interesting to see how other people are working.

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  42. Vunky
    July 28, 2010

    Some of these workstations look like they are controlling the huble telescope or something.

    A bit less computer screens, but also nice:

    http://www.vunkyblog.net/2010/showcasing-my-workspace/

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  43. Banu
    August 25, 2010

    WOW Great Workingcenter!!!

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  44. Unwired
    December 21, 2010

    usually mac boys…:)

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  45. James
    December 22, 2010

    Interesting, but lousy ergonomics! If any of you are motivated to upgrade your workstations be sure to investigate proper ergonomics beforehand. Many of these users are suffering from back pain, neck pain, eye strain and other repetitive motions disorders. Flash isn’t always comfortable or productive.

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  46. mandrew
    January 18, 2011

    hurr i need 3 macbooks all on one desk.

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  47. Robin
    March 2, 2011

    i was having the plan for setting such an workstation :) thank u for the share dude

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  48. Michael
    April 27, 2011

    Half of these are macs. Why would I be jelly?

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  49. JOhn
    April 28, 2011

    you know this showcase almost made me jealous and then i realized the majority of the workstations are macs….. so i lol’d

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  50. max
    April 28, 2011

    why is the 2nd picture on there? im not hating on macs, but its not special.

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