Workstations are the framework that are integral in any modern day business. They don't have to be excessive in terms of computing power, hard drive space, or memory for your agency. These are general outlines of recommended specs for those running Avail Health Notes. You don't need anything fancy for your typical workstation, you just need something that is reliable and works.Processor speed, which is currently measured in gigahertz (GHz), is the computational speed at which that workstation will perform most tasks. There are other factors, but processor speed is the one of the biggest indicators of how the workstation will perform. The more cores in the processor, the more tasks the processor can achieve at one time. RAM is another component which will determine how many things that can be running at once and to some degree at which speed the tasks will complete. Hard drive space is the amount of actual hard storage there is for that workstation. If your facility has file servers or particular workstations dedicated for files, you will not need very much space. Even a 500 GB hard drive will be more than many of you need. Technology advancements have allowed prices to come down, so a 500 GB hard drive is standard now. Make sure that any accessories and peripherals that you need are covered as well. Not all desktop models come with a keyboard and mouse.
- Intel i3 3.4 GHz Processor - 4 GB RAM - 1 TB Hard Drive - Windows 7 Home Premium - Keyboard and Mouse not included
- Intel Pentium Dual-Core 3.0 GHZ Processor - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB Hard Drive - Windows 7 Home Premium - Keyboard and Mouse included
When identifying needs for a monitor for a workstation, the biggest things you need to look at are the screen size, resolution, and input types. Screen size is relative to your needs and budget; you probably don't need to spend money for one of your counselors to have a 28" inch monitor. Resolution indicates how many pixels they will be able to see. The bigger the resolution, the more screen "real estate" they can view at once. Input types are important because you could have a great monitor, but if your workstation does not have the correct output, it may be difficult or more costly (for an adapter) to hook up.
- 19" Widescreen HD LED (18.5" Viewable) - 1366x768 Resolution
- 19" Widescreen LCD (18.5" Viewable) - 1366x768 Resolution - Up to 40% Power Savings