Our IT director has ordered a PC to my chosen specs. This will be a demo unit to replace my old workstation which has been flaking out lately and potentially supplied to the rest of the department.
So their supplier (CDW) has offered a computer of the same specs and brand (HP) except one is in their workstation line and the other is from their performance PC line. Being a demo, he chose the non- workstation option and we can swap later if it's not the right choice. I'm not uncomfortable with this, but I know we'll use this next round of computers for 4+ years and we need dead reliable equipment.
Aside from a more beefy looking case and maybe better PSU and motherboard, I'm not sure what else would elevate a PC into a "workstation". And I'm not certain that the PSU and mobo are even significantly better. The only question I have is related to expandability for additional RAM and the wattage rating of the PSUs.
For those of you who have faced this decision, what is your opinion?