You can’t have your cake and eat it too, according to some experts who say the best way to build more productive, efficient, and scalable workstations is to use a workbench.
While there are countless workstators out there, none of them can offer the same level of flexibility as a desktop workstation, says Matthew Daley, a professor of software engineering at Georgia Tech.
“In many ways, the desktop workstation is just more of the same,” he says.
That’s because desktops are inherently more complicated, requiring more resources, and require a lot more software to operate, such as keyboards and mice.
“Desktop workstions are really just the latest iteration of the idea that desktops will be your bread and butter,” says Daley.
“The desktop has gone through a major evolution.
And what I would argue is that you could have a very similar desk on a workstation as a worktable.”
Daley has been studying the design of desktops and workstacks for the past three years and has come up with a few different workstamps to work with.
The most popular, he says, is a “flat” desk that allows you to sit comfortably while working, and a “workbench” that allows users to work from a laptop or desktop.
In theory, the flat desk and workbench work well together, because each works as a dedicated workstation.
But in practice, they have a lot of overlap.
“Most of the time when you’re designing a workbenches, you’re not really thinking about the type of workbench you’re going to be using, so the flat works great for your typical design process,” Daley says.
“But for a lot, you don’t want to use that type of desk, because you don