Choices in Laptop Rentals

Choices in Laptop Rentals

Many start-ups and educational institutions require a large number of laptops in a short span of time. Not only are laptops expensive but they also need to be constantly updated. Renting of laptops is a better option as the rental service provides the latest technology and software for a fraction of the cost of buying laptops. People looking to rent laptops should know the type of rental options available and match their needs with the best rental option.

Short Term Rentals: This is the best option for companies and institutions that hire a lot of free lancers and workers on short contract basis. Although this option is pricier, on a daily basis, than long term rentals; it works out as the better option if companies follow the contract agreement. Short term laptop rental contracts usually last between a day and a month.

For example, training centres that offer short term computer courses to students can go for short term rentals. As the courses offered have fixed time frames, the institution can sign an agreement with the rental service for that amount of time. Strict adherence to this time frame will prevent late fines and fees. Some rental providers also charge on a daily basis rather than a monthly basis. In such cases, companies need not pay a whole months charge in late fees and can pay only for the extra days they have used the rental equipment.

Long Term Rentals: Long term contracts are usually drawn for a time period of 6 months to a year. Long term laptop rentals are cheaper than short term ones on a day-to-day basis. Small businesses are advised to go for long term rental contracts when they start out. As profits grow, these companies can buy their own laptops or can upgrade the rented laptops. As technology changes so rapidly, often in a matter of months, organizations should not sign contracts lasting more than a year.

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Friday, August 31, 2012