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Office computers can be a fun purchase, but with so many choices and so much marketing hype, it’s easy to get carried away and spend more than you need to.
So before you even begin looking at options, identify what you need. That’s true whether you’re buying computers for the first time or upgrading your current system. How many of your employees need their own computers? Do you also want shared computer stations? What sort of memory and processing speeds do you require? What about monitor size and resolution?
Once you understand how many computers you need and the functions they must perform, you can consider whether your needs will best be met with desktop computers, laptops, tablets or a combination of the three.
Price is likely to be a major concern. A good rule of thumb is to avoid buying more than you need in terms of features like processor speed, graphics cards and memory. If your employees only perform basic word processing functions, they can get by with a relatively basic computer. But if you are working with video or complex data, you’ll need better graphics and processing capabilities and a higher-end monitor.
Here are other tips for designing and choosing a computer system:
Choosing a computer system is all about assessing your needs and making a plan – before you go shopping. A well thought out computer system will help you avoid costly impulse purchases and will give your employees the features and computing power they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.