Thursday, April 4, 2013
Author: Ken Scott

Windows 8 has created a frenzy of interest among several businesses about the massive potential it offers to businesses. Several businesses are considering upgrading their systems to include Windows 8 while others are already testing it through computer rentals. Here are a few options that are ideal in the business space.

Dell Vostro

Dell has a history of providing the world with cutting-edge business computers and the Vostro series is nothing short of this legacy. The compact tower range is ideally suited for businesses and speaks of value in every aspect, be it the specifications, the price point, or even the tower case. Everything about this PC is designed with businesses in mind.

Lenovo ThinkCenter

Lenovo has been providing the world with innovative and stylish PCs for a long time, and the ThinkCenter adds to its long range of cutting-edge PCs as an affordable all-in-one option. In addition to the ultralight price tag, the ThinkCenter also comes with the 64 bit version of Windows 8 Pro pre-installed and a touch-enabled 20-inch display monitor. The ThinkCenter is a complete solution to the modern business.

Acer Aspire

The next in line is the Acer's Aspire series. The Aspire series promises to provide a workstation experience at a price that is much less compared to any other workstations. With a third generation Intel Core i5 3330 3GHz processor and four Hyper Threading cores that are capable of processing up to 8 threads at a time, there is not a task that the Aspire series cannot handle.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
Benefits Offered By Desktop Rentals to Attorneys

A computer has become an essential tool for any law firm, and you can even see lawyers carrying laptops in modern courthouses. Desktops are an affordable option for a cash-strapped, small firm and can easily help in legal accounting and usage of billing software. There are a number of companies that offer desktop rentals, and other types of computer rentals like laptops, tablets, etc.

Ideal features

A desktop should have enough speed and memory to run a law firm’s billing software. It should be able to support the system specifications of an attorney billing and time tracking software package. A desktop should ideally have an internet connection so that it can be accessed from anywhere using a remote access facility offered by desktop software.

Software and Applications

There are numerous general practice and specific practice software applications in the market that cater to attorneys. Software for case management, billing time, contract management, accounting, document automation, and many other uses are in abundance. Applications for specific practices like litigation, conveyance, bankruptcy, immigration, etc. are also available.

Benefits from desktop

Desktops can be used to store huge quantity of information. They help in organizing your data easily. You get access to legal documents and forms at hand, and save on billing time spent searching for information. You can also upload data using cloud computing, or set up a virtual desktop and access information from anywhere. Storing data in one central repository also makes it more secure.

Why rent a desktop?

Using computer rentals is ideal for a law accounting firm because of the support offered by the companies offering these rentals. Companies offer support, maintenance on modules, and regular updates on software in case of rental options. Contact a dealer in attorney desktop rentals to see if this solution is the one your business needs.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
The Best and Latest Touch-Enabled PCs of 2012

If you are looking for the latest PCs to hit the market this year, testing them out is a must before you decide to buy them. If you are yet to choose between the latest offerings from leading PC brands like Samsung, Dell and Lenovo, opting for a computer rental is a good place to start. After the touch-enabled PC with bold colors and live tiles was first introduced by Windows 8 several PC makers stepped into the arena to create these hybrids between tablets and laptop models. Here are the best:

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga

The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga perfectly suits its name as it contorts itself to become a laptop and a tablet. This 11" laptop PC can pivot a complete circle and can be propped up in three different positions. The keyboard is designed for toughness with a rubberized surface when being placed upside-down.

Samsung All-In-One PC Series 7

Sleek, stylish and airy, the Samsung All-In-One has a strikingly large screen with a ten-finger touch capability to allow easy flipping, shifting, sliding and gripping. This amazing PC is equipped with gesture controls and can recognize your hand movement from a meter away. Packed with an impressive Intel i7 processor with 8 GB RAM, the laptop is priced at $1,799 and upwards.

HP ENVY TouchSmart

HP's latest offering is an ingenious new setup that promises great savings on space. The PC can be used as a regular laptop and can also be wall-mounted to get rid of table clutter. The 10-finger touch screen and the HD display prevent the need for a mouse. What's more, the impressive Beats Audio system and subwoofer create a veritable entertainment unit.

Monday, March 18, 2013
Author: Ken Scott

Nowadays, we see great changes in classrooms and the way education is being imparted. Computers, iPads, and laptops are being used increasingly. Computers help in making learning more fun, and also easier, with the wealth of information available through internet and various kinds of software. Students can buy or even opt for computer rental for educational purposes.

Desktop features for students

A desktop computer is ideal for students since it has minimum chance of getting lost or stolen, and is much cheaper than a laptop. Desktops have a fast processor and offer enough memory and hard disk space. If you opt for a computer rental, you will get desktops that come preloaded with the right configuration, operating system, anti-virus software, etc.

Software and Applications

A number of software applications need to be loaded to make your desktop useful. You need a browser to get access to internet and the World Wide Web. You also need to have applications for word processing, spreadsheet, preparing presentations, image editing and drawing, and a PDF reader. Desktop rentals come pre-loaded with a number of software applications needed by students.

Entertainment

A desktop costs much lesser than a laptop and offers the same features. It is the preferred choice of gamers, and offers better performance. Because of its large screen, a desktop is preferred as a home entertainment system to watch movies, online TV, etc. You can add multiple disk drives for CD-ROMS, blu-ray, etc. and even attach TV tuners.

Make use of the best technology at hand

You must consider a desktop rental if you do not want to spend money on buying a computer. Some computer rental companies offer advantages like free delivery with installation, guarantee to replace or repair, and immediate delivery. Rentals allow you to upgrade to the latest versions at zero extra charge, and even update your computer with latest releases of software.

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Monday, March 11, 2013
Author: Ken Scott
Leading Business Computer Rentals of 2012

The year 2012 had been great for all-in-one PCs as they were in demand by businesses of every kind. There were a number of events that have changed the entire perspective about the computers. One of the biggest events was the launch and release of Windows 8 because of the benefits it could offer to the world of business.

While the operating system might have been the subject of severe criticism from the consumers, it has certain subtle advantages that can be exploited by businesses. The OS provides faster boot times with increased security and power efficiency. Many businesses have adopted all-in-one PCs equipped with Windows 8 for their office uses. Here are the details of the top 3 computers that were rented by businesses in the year 2012.

Lenovo ThinkCentre

The Lenovo ThinkCentre tops the list of computer rental choices in 2012 with a 20 inch touch enabled display and pre-installed 64 bit Windows 8 Pro OS. It includes a 500GB internal hard drive and the latest Pentium G645 processor. It is highly power-efficient but comes with a basic manufacturer’s warranty of 1 year.

Acer Aspire

The Acer Aspire ranks next to Lenovo ThinkCentre, with its Intel Core i5 3330 3GHz processor. The Acer Aspire has the ability to process up to eight threads at a time with its HyperThreading cores. It comes with 1TB hard drive and a 12GB DDR3 for memory. The Acer Aspire is an excellent computer that can perform workstation tasks with ease.

Dell Vostro

The Dell Vostro is one of the finest business desktops available currently. The Vostro is a sleek desktop with just 4 inches of thickness. But what it lacks in girth is compensated with massive memory. It has a very high processing power, thanks to its third generation Ivy Bridge processor from Intel (Intel Core i3 3220).

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Monday, March 4, 2013
Author: Ken Scott

A lot is being talked about Microsoft's latest Windows release, Windows 8. People are updating their old PCs or buying new ones preloaded with Windows 8. The OS is also quite popular among tablet owners. The trend has caught up with computer rentals too. Many techies are renting computers with Windows 8 to get a feel of the new OS. While the whole world is going gaga over Windows 8, the new OS is nothing close to its predecessors. To make your lives much simpler, here are a few starter tips for Windows 8.

Getting Used to the New Look

Windows 8 is the first touch optimized OS from Microsoft. It has a very unique and different user interface. Also, the previous commands and keyboard shortcuts don't work well with this new edition from Microsoft. You won't face all these problems if you have a touch optimized PC. But if you don't have a touch screen, it might do you a world of good to go through these shortcuts and other configuration tips on Microsoft’s website. It would also be good to learn the gestures for your touch-integrated screen.

Drivers and utilities

Configuring the drivers and other utilities should be on your list after you get used to the new OS. While everything might seem to be working fine, you might not be able to benefit from the maximum potential of Windows 8 if your drivers are not configured properly. Make sure that all the drivers are up to date. At the heart of all Windows 8 problems, lies the missing start button. The traditional start button has been helping users for well over a decade to navigate through their PCs. But installing simple third-party utilities such as Start8 or Win8 Start Button can bring back the classic features to your Windows 8 PC.

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Monday, February 4, 2013
Author: Ken Scott

Renting the right computer for your business can make a huge difference to your company in many ways. The right desktop means work will be done efficiently and smoothly with the least amount of glitches. With a myriad of computer rental options available, it is quite understandable to get overwhelmed and confused. While some businesses might require advanced technology and high performance offered by Mac, a simple Windows based PC would suffice most needs. Here are a few aspects that could help you get your startup the best computer rental option to suit your needs.

Mac or PC?

The first thing that you should consider when renting computers for your business is the OS. The OS can make a huge difference to the way in which you carry out your business processes. While Mac offers excellent graphic support and security options, it might not be suitable at all times. A Mac is recommended only for operations that require high efficiency and processing power such as recording studios, graphic design, etc. If you are involved in coding, you could also go for Linux which provides excellent support to coders.

Form factor

The next important thing that you should consider is the form factor of your computers. Based on the kind of work you do, a tower or a compact PC could suit your needs. Tower computers are generally considered as the best options for long time use as they are reliable and also last long. They are also ideal for upgrading with additional hard drives and other components with ease.

Choosing the Right Computer Rental Option for Your Business
Monday, December 24, 2012
Author: Ken Scott
Business Computer Rentals for Startups

It is a good practice for new businesses to make the most of the resources available to them. But there is always a limitation to such resource utilization activities. One of the biggest mistakes most startups make is using their computer for personal and business purposes. There are several advantages of using separate computers for business and personal needs. You can also consider a computer rental if a new computer is too pricey for you. Here are a few reasons why you need a separate computer for business.

Focus

One of the reasons why you should own two separate computers for your personal and business needs is to maintain proper focus. Having separate computers helps you distinguish between your personal life and business and will enable you to concentrate more on your work.

File security

File security is another aspect that needs to be considered when using your personal computer for business. Using the same computer for personal and business needs might work for a while but in the long run, there is a good chance that you will lose track of your business files. Also, personal computers might be used by other members of your family and friends who might remove or delete some of your files by chance. A personal computer creates many such file security hurdles.

Tax benefits

Another main reason to get yourself a business computer is the tax benefits. As per Section 179, the IRS allows businesses to deduct the costs of a business computer. If you use your computer for both business as well as personal use, you might run into some issues with the IRS. The other way would be to not deduct the computer’s costs but for a startup, anything that you save is crucial.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Author: Ken Scott
Gaming Laptops for Gamers on the Move

One of the prime reasons why desktops are still alive is gaming. Gamers form a large portion of the consumer market for the entire computer industry. Gamers are also quite famous in the computer rental industry, as they frequently rent equipment to test compatibility with hardcore computer games. Laptops are among the latest to break into the conservative gaming community.

Asus G55VW-S1216H

The latest edition from Asus that was released earlier last week is aimed at the gaming community. Asus claims that the laptop is the world’s first gaming laptop to run on Windows 8. The laptop is also meant to dispel any doubts on the incompatibility of Windows 8 with PC games. The laptop was released amid much skepticism from the gaming community, as many believe that running hardcore PC games such as World of Warcraft and Call of Duty may not be possible on Windows 8.

Asus, on the other hand, believes that the architecture for Windows is ideal for gamers as it requires only minor tweaks to the software to enjoy seamless gaming experience on the new OS. The Asus G55vW is equipped with a third generation Intel Core i7 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GPU graphic card which is the latest on the block with a 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. The higher version of the laptop also contains a Blu-Ray player and a 3D display.

Asus is the leading provider of gaming PCs worldwide with innovative hardware designed keeping the gamers in mind. Will the new experiment with Windows 8 pay off? We’ll know about that in a short while, as many gamers are already checking out the innovative new laptop with computer rentals.

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Friday, November 16, 2012
Author: Ken Scott
Apple Unveils Innovative All-in-One iMac Desktop

Last week Apple launched its brand new iPad nicknamed the iPad mini. The new iPad has a screen that spans about 8 inches and is extremely light. During the launch, Apple also unveiled a brand new addition to its range of Macintosh desktops. This one, like the iPad mini, is also sleek, light and comes with a retina display. The PC world has been taken by storm with the new iMac computer. The lighter and thinner version of iMac is likely to get the attention of computer rental services, especially those involved in providing these systems to businesses for trade shows, conferences and marketing events.

Features

The biggest highlight of the new all-in-one iMac is its retina display, which has the capability of reducing reflection by a margin as great as 75% without compensating on the image quality. Apple also proudly claims that every iMac is calibrated with a spectroradiometer to provide an optimum visual experience. In addition to this, the iMac also includes the latest of NVIDIA GeForce processors that improve the performance by over 50%. The new iMac also offers a Fusion Drive option which integrates the plus points of a flash drive and a hard drive for improved performance.

The new iMac is about 40% thinner than its predecessors and is about 7 pounds lighter. It also has several beneficial features such as the retina display and the Fusion Drive option, which combines the benefits of a hard drive and a flash drive. Speculations are also being made about how the new and innovative iMac can make an impact at trade shows and business expos.

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