Saturday, September 8, 2012
Author: Ken Scott
Computer Rentals- Who Needs Them

Renting computers is a viable alternative to buying new systems. It is not always the best option and people should assess their needs carefully before opting for computer rentals. Renting computers is usually most beneficial when they are rented in bulk. Computer rentals work best in the following cases.

Presenters at Trade shows

Trade shows are important to promote businesses and products, and to generate leads and connections. It is impractical to carry sensitive equipment across the country whenever you have to attend a trade show. Computer equipment and its accessories are heavy and breakable; transporting them is quite a risky affair. In such a situation, rentals are ideal for trade show presenters. Rental providers are obligated to manage the logistics and will deliver the rented equipment to the location of your trade show.

Entrepreneurs

New companies and start-ups usually so not have the resources or capital to purchase high-end computers in bulk. Most of these businesses also have specific software and hardware requirements and buying new systems whenever upgrades are released is almost impossible. For entrepreneurs, computer rentals provide the best solution. They can rent computer systems in bulk at reasonable prices for their offices. Rental providers also offer the latest equipment along with technical support allowing new businesses to obtain the latest systems and troubleshooting help. Computer rental providers also offer to customize the systems according to their clients' wishes. Once the business has broken even and has started generating profits, entrepreneurs can buy computers.

Relocation Phase

Growing businesses often need to change offices and this can disrupt important business activities. Moving all computer systems and associated gadgets can take time and workers cannot remain idle throughout this period. Businesses can opt for computer rentals till they have relocated completely to ensure that relocation does not affect the business. Rental providers even offer other equipment like printers, modems, scanners, copiers, etc. for rent.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Author: Ken Scott

iPad Rentals for Education

We've mentioned a time or two the appeal of tablets in education, and it seems that students and their parents have seen it too.

There's new figures suggesting that tablets--specifically Apple's iPad--are 'cannabalizing' PC sales in the K-12 market.  In other words, iPad sales are outpacing those of PCs, reportedly for the first time in history.

This conclusion was reached by popular tech site, Apple Insider, who sited the steady Mac sales at around 520,000 units in the midst of declining PC sales from 1.90 million to 1.64 million, writing: "...we believe the inescapable conslusion is that the iPad is beginning to cannibalize a material portion of PC sales in this market."

Last quarter, Apple broke its own record selling 20 million iPads after hitting 11.8 million in 1Q. So the devices are not only exceeding PC sales, but Macs as well.

Apple Insider further notes that twice as many iPads have been sold over Macs to students and schools.

For those school districts who have not fully invested in the tablets for permanent use, but only use them when it is of an imminent benefit for special projects or needs, opting for iPad rentals has continued to be an attractive option among educators.

To learn more, request a quote and a dedicated representative will provide you with further information.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Author: Ken Scott
Dedicated Server Rentals

A small business starts out with a basic website which attracts a few dozen visitors. In such cases, shared web hosting is enough but as the business grows, so does the website. An interactive, informative and visually appealing website is needed to attract a large number of visitors, which is important for a business to grow. High-traffic websites, with many dynamic software components, placed in shared servers are usually slow, unstable and unreliable. Growing businesses are better off using dedicated server rentals instead.

In a shared server, websites from different clients are placed in a single server unit that are separated by virtual walls. In dedicated servers only a single company's resources and website is stored. Although renting a dedicated server is more expensive than sharing a server, the benefits far outweigh the extra cost.

A business can customize a dedicated server according to their needs by installing specific applications and operating system, which cannot be done on shared servers. Also shared servers are unreliable due to the different websites and applications loaded which can cause unexpected downtimes. In a dedicated server optimization, load and security is the responsibility of the company that rented it, so the server can be modified to increase reliability and reduce downtimes. Another plus point is that a dedicated server will not have to share its bandwidth with other clients. As a result, a website will be able to handle a large number of visitors as the server can process a large number of requests at top speeds.

The best advantage of placing a website in a dedicated server is that it will not be affected by a virus attack on another website even if they use the same server rental company. Virtual separation and firewalls cannot offer much protection against malicious security attacks on a shared server. A dedicated server is also identified by a separate and unique IP address. This allows the website to work faster as it is easily identified. In a shared server all the websites have the same IP address and identifying a specific website could take a fair amount of time.

A dedicated server also offers faster processing speeds as different client websites do not have to share the same RAM, processors and hard disks. This is especially beneficial to financial and banking websites.

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Friday, August 31, 2012
Author: Ken Scott
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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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Author: Ken Scott
Computer Equipment Rental Tips

These days, there is a rapid increase in services that provide computer equipment for rent, for classroom, training centers, convention centers and trade shows. Based on your requirements, you can hire customized computers with the preferred RAM, hard disk space, printers, photocopier machine, backup drives and scanners.

Mostly, corporate companies that conduct training sessions and organizations that display their products in trade shows opt for computer rental. The rental service providers let you hire computers at affordable prices, due to stiff competition. If you want computers only for a short period of time, it is better rent them since it does not need a large investment.

These service providers come to your company and help you set up all the computers and equipment to ensure that everything is working fine. When you are hiring computers, make sure you order them in advance, so that equipment set up and the delivery is hassle free.

You can also ask your computer rental provider to install software that your company will need. Make sure that the internet connection set-up and networking is done well. You should also remember to check for warranties on your computer equipment while placing the order. Most of the service providers offer free replacement and maintenance warranties. You can replace your faulty computer equipment within few hours if the service provider is very close to your place.

Many computer rental companies provide customer support through mail or phone throughout the day. To receive quick customer support, go for service providers who have offices close to your company.

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Monday, August 27, 2012
Author: Ken Scott

Android Tablet Rental

It’s back to school season, and teachers and administrators may have planned incorporating new technology into the classroom. Devices like the tablet has slowly made its way into education with interactive apps in addition to its e-reading capabilities. They're used all the way from elementary schools to universities, and have even been found to be exceptionally beneficial for special education purposes.

While Apple’s iPad has certainly made the strongest impression among educational users, there are Android tablet rentals educators can also consider – some of which are a bit more budget-friendly.

If the e-reading feature is your primary interest, consider the Amazon Kindle Fire or Barnes & Noble Nook Color, or Nook Tablet. Browse the web, or read in full color with a clear display in a compact 7-inch package.

If you are looking for more comprehensive features and a greater select of apps, consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab or Acer Iconia Tab. The Galaxy Tab is available either in the 7-inch model or the standard, feature-rich 10-inch.When renting the tablets, you have the option to customize the devices as you’d like – with 3G connectivity if it is necessary, or even with specific apps already downloaded and ready to use.

To learn more about renting Android tablets for educational use, fill out the quote form on this page and a dedicated representative will show you how your needs can be met, providing a quote with no-obligation for purchase.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Author: Ken Scott
Benefits of Computer Rentals

Most commercial establishments and offices are highly dependent on computers for training new employees and database management. There might be situations where companies need computers only for a short period of time. During these times, computer rental is a good and affordable option. There are many benefits you can enjoy by renting computers for your company.

Firstly, renting computers is cost-effective. If your laptop crashes suddenly and you have to complete a project immediately, you can consider hiring a computer with the required software. Purchasing a computer to complete a single assignment can be a huge, impractical investment. So, in such cases hiring a computer is a good option.

If your company is employing staff on a temporary basis, it is better to rent computers since it is economical. Computer rental service providers will come to your company to set up the system and load the software that you need. Even students who cannot purchase computers, but want one to finish projects and assignments can rent computers from a reputed rental service provider. There are various companies that offer rental services for computers, but choose the one that provides you with the best model.

Computer rental is very convenient especially for classroom training sessions. You can ask the service provider to install the software required for the training. If you plan on setting up a company for a short period of time, then you would definitely not prefer purchasing computers. You can rent computers and get them configured according to your needs.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Author: Ken Scott

MacBook Air 13-Inch

Even though Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display grabbed the attention of everyone, the MacBook Air still stands strong in the computer landscape. The new and improved version was launched recently and features a unique blend of size, design and performance, which proves to be an improvement on this thin Ultrabook.

Being the best example of an Ultrabook, the MacBook Air looks the same as the previous model and features a similar build. The new additions include a third generation Intel Core i5 processor, a high def 720p Webcam, USB 3.0 ports and a MagSafe 2 altered charge cable and connector. Even though this new Air doesn’t have Mountain Lion installed, Apple provides a free upgrade for all the released models.

MacBook Air is more affordable, shows excellent performance, and comes with 4GB DDR3 memory and a 128 GB hard drive. It also includes Intel HD 4000 graphics and it remains the most recommended MacBook of all time. Priced at $1199, the new and improved version of the MacBook Air weighs about 2.98 pounds and runs on the OS X Lion 10.7.4 operating system.

The laptop’s uni-body comes in an all-aluminum design and has a rock-solid wedge shaped build. All these features set the trend for newer Ultrabooks of other brands to be released. Being the thinnest laptops around, the Air also has a screen bezel that is larger than the norm for high-end Ultrabooks. It has a comfortably wide keyboard, with slightly shallow keys.

The MacBook Air includes a new HD Webcam that has a resolution of up to 720p, which is almost as good as the Webcam quality of other Macs. If you are looking for similar 13-inch screen laptops to rent, contact us to learn about our various available models.
 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Author: Ken Scott

Apps for your iPad Rental

We rent iPads in bulk for a variety of uses at trade shows, and when we say we provide everything you need with your rentals, we mean it. That also includes loading the iPads with your apps.

Whether you need iWork when you need a word processor, number crunching and presentation tool for business use, or if you have a keynote speaker who would like to keep the audience engaged with ARS (audience response software) – we will have the tablets loaded and ready to use upon delivery.

But these aren’t your only two options. We’ve also provided iPad rentals with cloud storage apps like SugarSync, and even guest registration apps like Check In Easy. If your organization has its own app preference, our technical team will sync each iPad in your rental to include the programs you need.

When it comes to the hardware itself, you have the choice of renting from any generation of Apple’s iPad to suit your specific needs or budget. Whenever the tech giant releases another edition, we’ll have it available for rent. What’s more – we also offer the option of connectivity. You can choose from Wi-Fi only models, or you can opt for 3G/4G LTE models – we’ll set up the data plan into your rental.

To learn more about renting iPads loaded with your apps, just fill out a quote request and we’ll get you a quote. Our team is ready to meet your temporary tablet needs.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Author: Ken Scott

Alienware M14x Laptop Rental

Dell’s Alienware laptops are packed with the best performance hardware and recently launched the M14x. They are mainly for gaming purposes and typically feature giant alien heads and glowing multicolored lights on their chassis.

The M14x includes a range of configurations, which includes an Intel Core i7 3720 QM processor that runs at 3.6GHz along with 6MB of cache. The laptop also includes 8GB of 1600MHz dual channeled DDR3 RAM and a 500GB SATA hard drive.

The Alienware laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M along with 1GB of memory for videos. The display has a resolution of 1600x900 and is a WLED display. The laptop also features a DVD/RW drive and a Centrino wireless card along with Bluetooth 4.0. With all these configurations and features the laptop is priced at $999. Even though the price is a little high, it is quite cheap when compared to a MacBook Pro.

You can pick the colors for all the components of the laptop using an app called Alien FX. The keyboard, trackpad, ports and logos can be given the color of your choice and made to look attractive. The entire design is as hard as a rock and the user will not have to worry about maintenance and portability.

The GPU of the laptop is capable enough to tackle games without any hassle and yields high performance. The downside to this laptop is that it makes a lot of noise because of the whir of the air cooler, which also drains your battery life. If you are looking for other high-performance laptops, contact us and we’ll find the right match in our fleet of laptop rentals.

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