Monday, December 16, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
HP Blackbird – To Rent or not to Rent?

Ever since the first computer was sold in the market around 50 years ago, the computer industry has gone from strength to strength. There are many companies nowadays that are creating computers that are breaking the limits of technology on a daily basis. One of these companies is HP. HP has managed to take a firm grip on the computer industry by creating the most sophisticated and most dynamic computers and laptops in the world. In light of this statement, the company has released another product into the market that looks like it will change the world of computers – the HP Blackbird 002.

This computer desktop is a collaboration between Voodoo PC And HP to create one of the best gaming systems on the planet. The name of the system was taken from a reconnaissance plane called the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The computer aims at overthrowing Alienware, Falcon and Northwest to be one of the greatest gaming systems in the world. Here are some of the reasons why you should rent this computer if you are die-hard gaming fan.


The design and look of the computer is very intimidating as the black finish and ribbed exterior adds to the futuristic appearance the developers at HP were looking for. Although the front panels are made from plastic, they are still one of the best plastic materials in the market. In comparison to other gaming systems such as the Alienware or the Falcon models, the HP Blackbird looks like a beast. The top case of the desktop has a pop-up media car reader and FireWire and USB ports which can be hidden away when not in use. This is a great way of making the system have a clean appearance. The LED lights inside the system lights up the back panel which makes hooking up a gaming peripheral much easier.


The fact of the matter is that they HP Blackbird is a gaming system. The computer is created and designed for gamers who are enthusiastic about high-speed gaming and excellent graphics. As this computer is one of the best there is, the 115 frames per second at 2560x1600 resolution comes at no surprise. It is the fastest PC when it comes to being a multimedia hotbed as it scored 42 seconds on the Windows Media Encoder test. These features only scratch the surface of why you should rent this computer from a computer rental company.

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
Why computer rental companies are so underrated

In the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of computer rental services across the world. The are many reasons behind this as renting a computer has a wide range of advantages to both individuals and corporates alike. For those who are unaware of what a computer rental service is, this is what it is.

A computer rental company is one that has a large stock of computers and laptops as its main assets. These computers are then rented out to various customers either individually or in bulk to businesses. The customers then pay the rental company in installments for using the computers on periodical basis, either daily, monthly or quarterly. Here are some of the reasons why these companies are advantageous.

Top of the range models

As part of their USP (Unique Selling Proposition), these computer rental companies take it upon themselves to provide the best computers at affordable rental rates. Customers prefer to have the latest models of laptops and computers and the fact that these companies are renting them out at affordable rates is such a great benefit.

The laptops and computers are properly serviced as well. This means that the computers and laptops that are being rented out have been programmed with the right software and anti-virus protection so that the computer functions properly. These computers also have a quicker processing unit and large hard drive space which is the basic requirement for any customer.

Free servicing

One of the best parts about computer rental companies is that they provide free servicing for their clients. The computers and laptops that are being rented out are given free servicing if anything goes wrong with regard to the hardware or software.

This is mainly because the cost to repair the laptop from an external source will be an additional burden for the computer rental company as well as the company that is repairing it as it is a rented piece. Hence, these computer rental companies ensure that they hire competent technicians to repair the device at any point in time.

Free setup

Companies that buy these computers and laptops in bulk will have to fix the computers in the office, which will take lots of time and money. Computer rental companies come in handy as they will set up the computer network at the office, free of cost. Computer rental companies can also set up wireless internet and manage the company's network at an additional cost though.

Monday, December 9, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
Why You Should Rent the MacBook Pro

Over the past decade, Apple Inc has grown from being an ordinary technology company to the technology company of the world. The company has created and developed products that have revolutionized the industry and have set the standard for laptops, computers, mobile phones and mp3 devices. Although the iPhone and iPad have been stealing the limelight in the recent past, there is one product on Apple’s product line that has been given less attention that it deserves – the MacBook Pro. In this article, we will give you reasons why you should rent the MacBook Pro from a computer rental company.

Build and battery

The first thing that you will experience when you pick up the MacBook Pro is that it is one of the lightest ultrabooks that you will come across. The laptop weighs a stunning 2kgs which is 300 grams lesser than the Dell XPS M1330 even though it had a 6-cell battery that gives the laptop 4 hours of life. The reason that this is a deciding factor is because even with the weight loss, the MacBook Pro still excels when it comes to battery life.

Screen quality

This is arguably the best feature about this laptop. When it comes to screen quality, the MacBook Pro is one of the best laptops in the world. The reason behind this crisp display is the retina display of the MacBook. This makes the text and images on the screen razor sharp and apart from that, the colors are filled with rich bright hues that make every detail seem very accurate. The combination of filters, tight ‘air gap’ and coatings make the laptop one of the best that anyone has seen in a long time. This laptop has definitely set the benchmark for other laptops with regard to screen quality.


Using the MacBook Pro is a great experience as the performance ratings that this laptop has is way above normal. The laptop is fitted with a 2GB GeForce GT 750M, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM which is more than twice the speed of other ultrabooks out there. When using applications and high graphic consuming games, the laptop is ultra quick. There is no delay with regard to everyday tasks as the quad-core CPU and PCI-e SSD ensures that your laptop experience will never be the same again.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
Why Gamers Should Rent the Maingear Shift Super Stock

There are many companies in the world that are creating desktops built to withstand any program that is thrown at it. These companies are also focusing their attention on creating gaming desktops as they know that desktops able to handle high-graphic and visual intense games are the ones that customers will buy. With the global economy going for a twist and many people losing out on jobs, customers who dream of owning a desktop are seeing their chances slip away.

Therefore, when you want to get the best desktop in the market at an affordable rate, why not rent the Maingear Shift Super stock from a computer rental company. Here are some of the reasons why you should.

Build and features

From the outside, the desktop looks like it has eaten its competition to form an intimidating machine. The desktop contains an Intel core i7-3960X Processor which clocks at 4.8GHz and it is also liquid cooled. The desktop packs a mammoth 16GB RAM that is made up of 4GB sticks as well three Radeon HD 7970 Graphic Boards to give users the best experience that you can ever get from a desktop.

Apart from the equipment that make this computer one of the quickest, its 3 TB of space makes it the best solution for your desktop needs. If you are planning on processing very intense visual programs or programs that require high-speeds, this is the system that you should pick and do not even give it a second thought.


Performance is what this computer was built for. Although the asking price for this computer is around $8,000, the quality of performance that it gives is worth every penny. If you require a computer to handle day to day tasks, do not buy this system. If you need it to process video files, use Adobe Photoshop or play high resolution video games, this is the computer for you.  When developers gave Crysis 2 a shot at this desktop, the results were beyond imaginable.

At a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels and at regular settings the desktop produced a monumental 95.4 frames per second and at maximum settings, it produced 80.2 frames per second. Any computer that is able to process 60 frames per second and above is a computer that is worth its weight in gold, especially if it gives 30 frames per second extra.

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Author: Ken Scott

In the computer industry, there are many laptops and processors that are being created which are challenging every single obstacle that comes in their way. These obstacles include, high-speed performance, life-like display and amazing user interface and there are many companies that are surpassing this on a daily basis. In the case of Lenovo, the company has managed to create a laptop that makes any other laptop look like a calculator that you can type words on. Here are some of the few reasons why you should rent the Lenovo Yoga 11S from a computer rental company.


There is no doubt that the name of the laptop tells the customers what it can actually do – Yoga. In terms of its design, the screen of the laptop can bend backwards and forwards . The laptop is designed to make the laptop bend in so many ways so that it becomes convenient for the user to view the screen. The laptop has dual functioning which means that it has a 11-inch screen that acts as a touchscreen tablet as well. You can use the touchscreen function as well as the QWERTY keypad whenever you need it.


The Lenovo Yoga 11S is equipped with an i7 processor and it can be complemented with a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM to give you an ultra performing device. This laptop defies the confines of laptop engineering with regard to its performance and exceeds all the expectations that are normally associated with ultrabooks.  However, in comparison with other laptops of the same i7 processor, the Lenovo Yoga 11S is a couple of steps behind. Although daily functioning such as web browsing and word processing is still very high, it's responsiveness to heavier programs is the only disappointment.


The Lenovo Yoga 11S is a pioneer with regard to its flexibility and high-speed performance, However there are many laptops in the market that are challenging this one for the top spot of 'best 11-inch ultrabook'. The fact of the matter is that Lenovo Yoga has done well in many of the expert's books and has had rave reviews since its launch. There is no doubt that the price of the laptop is pretty high for an ultrabook that is just below 'great'. But it still is one of the finest laptops that you will get in the market at this time.

Lenovo Yoga 11S
Monday, November 25, 2013
Author: Ken Scott

Computer hardware manufacturers compete to rapidly reduce the prices of components while increasing performance by storing more and more data. The main aim for any hardware manufacturer is to deliver cheaper and better parts quicker than any of their competitors. Parts that are able to store large amounts of data do not come cheap though.

Cutting costs while improving performance in systems

Computer Ram

Organizations invest lots of money in R&D to develop systems that are able to manage multiple tasks because of higher RAM capacities and more spacious hard drives at the lowest possible costs. One way to decrease costs is to work on economies of scale. Hardware components need not be unique. Processors and microchips are generally the same in shape and size. This makes it possible to manufacture millions of pieces.

The more the number of pieces, the lower is the cost per piece. The issue arises when manufacturers have to change the physical design of parts. Hardware related to the body of laptops and computers must be changed as per design specifications made by companies, so it is not possible to produce a large number of pieces to cut down on rates. In this case, producers have to cut down on material costs.

Changes in sizes of devices

Due to the size of the business, manufacturers are able to buy raw materials in bulk. This helps keep the rates minimal. Though the trend has been the same for the past many years, it looks like preferences in sizes are changing. Earlier, companies would compete to produce the sleekest and smallest designs possible. Now with the introduction of tablets, tabletop PCs and large mobile phones, it seems that manufacturers do not want to continue downsizing their products.

However, it is generally the size of the screen alone that is increasing today. The norm still remains where devices are meant to be very thin. Also, manufacturers are trying to keep the hardware as light as possible. People today prefer to carry their devices with them so that they can work on-the-go. Carrying a heavy product can be inconvenient. Computer rentals allow you to get a feel of products before making purchases.

The future of hardware

In the era of supercomputers and light-speed (literally) information processing systems becoming available, the future of hardware is on shaky grounds. It is difficult to determine what the next trend is going to be. Though performance is one important factor, customers may want changes in design.

Friday, November 22, 2013
Author: Ken Scott

With the increasing number of laptops pouring into the market, it becomes a difficult task to pick the right one. Laptop manufacturers continuously create new designs and spruce up old ones in order to stay ahead of the competition. At the consumer level though, it becomes nearly impossible to make a decision about a laptop. Computer devices do not come cheap. Making a large investment like this takes quite a bit of thought.

There is always the nagging feeling of wanting to wait for the next best thing that releases. However, once it has released reviews are not good, and you will feel like waiting for the updated version which is relieved of all the minor glitches. By this time there are new products available.

Here is a list of four laptops that are among the best released this year. Hopefully, it will make your choosing easier. You can try them out at any computer rentals before making a purchase.

  1. The Apple MacBook Pro

This is a great laptop to work on. The sleek design and light-weight body are added bonuses to it. The dual core processor in the system works better than the less efficient quad core. The 13 inch screen makes the overall experience pretty great. Retina display allows you to watch movies in high definition. The cost of the laptop is about $1,700.

Apple MacBook Pro
  1. The Dell Inspiron 14z

This version of the Inspiron is great because it has as many features as it can, crammed into a tiny, light-weight system. Costing under $500, the 14z really is quite the steal. If you are on a tight budget, this is the laptop you should be looking at. The compact design and light weight make it very portable.

  1. The Lenovo Z580

This laptop defies all rules of hardware. The laptop costs only $500 dollars, but it is not very light, nor compact. It makes a great replacement for a high-performance desktop to use at work or at home.

  1. The Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation

This Dell beast is both heavy as well as expensive. Costing nearly $3,000, the laptop scares away people who are trying to save money by buying an inexpensive device. However, the specifications are absolutely brilliant. It performs tasks at rapid rates and is the perfect workstation for professionals. The laptop can also withstand a little unfriendly weather.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Author: Ken Scott

Over the past few years, there has been a steady rise in the number of computer rental companies in the world. This is mainly due to the fact that renting a computer has many advantages for both individuals and corporate needs. Here are some of the reasons why renting a computer is much more advantageous than purchasing it.

Spreads the cost evenly

A computer is a costly investment. It can cost an individual anywhere between $300 to $1,000 based on the model and specifications that is chosen. However, renting a computer will cost an individual much less for the product and the payment is spread over a certain months. This spreading of cost greatly helps the individual as he/she will have enough time to mobilize the resources to make periodic payments. The cost of renting a computer will cost between $50-$100 per month, depending upon the model and specifications.

Computer rental companies offer fabulous services

When a person has to purchase a computer, the entity that is attempting to sell it will try to offer many services in order to draw the attention of the customer into purchasing it from that particular company. These services will include warranty, gifts as well as servicing. Computer rental companies also provide such services in order to attract more customers into their business. These computer rental companies will ensure that the computer that is being rented out has all the specifications that the customer needs, the right color and payment option.

Along with this, the computer rental service will also set up the computer free of charge at the place where it is going to be used and it will provide regular updates as and when they come out. This means that customers will always have a fully functioning computer at their disposal as most of these companies provide free service and repairs.

New computers at your disposal

The reason that people have a lot of clothes in their wardrobes is because fashion keeps changing every day. The same goes with computers as well. When you buy a computer, you will have to use it till a new one comes out that has better features and specifications. This means that you would have invested a lot in a new computer system and after a few years you would have to replace it. When renting a computer, you have the option to select any computer of your choice and  use it as long as  you want. Once you are done with it, you can choose to replace it for a better system at a fraction of the cost it will take to buy it.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
How Schools can benefit from Computer rentals

Many schools around the world require computers as a part of their curriculum. Learning about computers and how they function is a course subject in many school boards and it is a career path that many families are pressurizing their kids to take.

In addition to that, computers are required by schools to operate a teacher's presentation, manage the schools administration and handle the school's internal tech support. In schools where there are 2,000 plus students, there is a requirement of at least 20-30 computers. In this scenario, it is not advisable to buy all the computers at once. Instead computers should opt to rent the computers for many reasons. Here are some of them.

Rented computers are up to date

Computer rental companies ensure their customers that the computers they give out on rent are updated with the latest technology. Before the product exchanges any hands, the computer rental company will do a diagnostic of the computer to see whether or not it has been loaded with the latest software and hardware updates. This is highly advantageous for schools as they will be provided with the latest computers without having to spend too much money for it.

Security measures

At the request of the client, the computer rental company can ensure that there is a proper security system in the computer that does not allow the user to use particular software or browse on different illegal websites. Students have a tendency to use the computers that school provides to play games and access social media website such as Facebook and Twitter. However, the school can ask the computer rental company to block certain sites on the system and allow only certain programs to work on it. This way, students will be able to focus on the work that is provided and they will not get distracted.

Reduces overall cost

Instead of asking the state government or private investors to fund the purchase of computers, the school can rent the computer to reduce the overall cost. Renting a computer will cost a monthly fee to school and along with additional fees such as update and program installation costs, the overall cost to the school is reduced. If the school were to purchase the computers, they will have to spend a lot of money, which could be used for something more productive.


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Monday, November 11, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
Renting Computers is a good option for Start up businesses

In this modern day age, there is a lot of dependance on computers to get any job done. Technicians use computers to create software and develop patches, content marketers use them to upload pictures and documents on websites and graphic artists use them to draw and animate pictures.

Almost every business has at least one computer that handles the documentation, archival, and processing of the business' operations. In large multinational companies, nearly every employee has a computer to themselves. Although this is a great way to get work done more quickly, the cost of computers is very high. This is why businesses are turning to computer rental companies to get their desktops and CPUs as it provides many benefits. Here are the benefits of renting computers for start up businesses.

Reduces the cost of investment

Start up companies are small companies that generally do not have that much money invested into the business. There is enough money to run the operations, but not enough to purchase computers to help improve it. So, start up companies should rent computers from computer rental companies so as to reduce the cost that would have spent had they purchased it. Renting a computer is not a huge expenditure and the payments will be made on a monthly or quarterly basis.

This means that the business has enough time to mobilize resources to fund the computers as well as the rest of the business. Instead of spending so much money on computers it is best to rent it out so as to spread the cost of investment evenly over the many months till they have enough resources to making permanent fixtures.

Setup and servicing

Computer rental companies, as a part of their USP, repair and replace the computers that they have given out on rent for free or for a minimum charge depending on the damage that has been caused. They will also ensure that the business does not have to worry about setup costs or installation fees as they will waive it off.

The computer rental company will make sure that their specialist team of technicians will bring the computers to the place of work and will set it up according to the specifications given by the business. All software updates on the computer will be handled by the computer rental company so that the business does not have to worry about doing it themselves.