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The Mac Pro
The Mac Pro made its market debut two years ago, though Apple since then has not unveiled any new models, it still holds strong on the market, and its one of the best consumer brand workstations out there.
The Mac Pro has gone through a radical change in its design, no longer having the traditional desktop tower, instead its shrunken down to a smaller cylindrical design that can literally be placed right on your desktop without sacrificing any space whatsoever.
Small design and all, the Mac Pro has some serious hardware packed inside its small stature. There are two variants to Apple's Mac Pro, there's the Quad-core and the Six-core version, lets go with the latter for the sake of this article. How serious is the hardware? Its packing a 3.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor, 12GB of 1866MHz DDR3 RAM, 2GB GDDR5 VRAM, 256PCIe flash storage. As an option you can upgrade the hardware upon purchase though it will add an increase to the listed price of $2999.00.
The Mac Pro is widely popular with students who are art and engineering majors.
Selling point: Impeccable hardware packed into a small cylinder
MainGear Shift Pro
I have complete admiration for the MainGear Shift Pro PC, though it is considered be a gaming PC to some, there are great number of consumers who are using this machine for photo and film editing, CGI design, and music editing and why not. It was the hardware for it to be classified as a workstation. To start, it has Asus X99 motherboard, one of the best system boards on the market, Intel Core i7 6800K 6-Core 3.4GHz processor with a 3.6GHz Turbo Boost, 16GB DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K620 4GB GDDR5 graphic card.
The MainGear Shift Pro has a beautifully crafted design and aside from the hardware, its biggest standout feature is its innovative cooling setup, heat from its components are drawn through the top of the PC instead of out back or front.
And yes, in between your studies are while studying for that matter, you can partake in some serious gaming.
This PC is special in that you have to order upon purchase, and you have the option to upgrade and choose which hardware you prefer to have in your system.
Selling Point: awesome hardware yes, but its the innovative design and attention to detail in how the hardware is cooled
Students With No Money To Burn Option
HP Pavilion 23-inch All-In-One Desktop
So you're that student that have to work two jobs to pay off your tuition, or you just don't want to spend all that money on a desktop, but you want something of quality and substance, look no further than the HP Pavilion 23-inch All-In-One desktop.
Nice design almost mimicking the iMac, importantly the hardware is pretty decent, but not on a high end scale like the previous desktops I've listed. It has a AMD A 10-8700P 1.8GHz Quad-Core processor 8GB of RAM, AMD Radeon R6 embedded graphics chip, and 1TB of storage.
Nice system that will get you through all the basic tasks, such as writing that term paper that's due that next day, email shifting, web surfing, or embroiled in video and musical entertainment.
Selling Point: Reasonably priced, touch screen display