Buying new technology can be a scary prospect, especially if you don’t consider yourself to be very technically minded – how do I know what’s better and what if I accidentally lose all my work? Meanwhile, if you are a bit of a technophile, you might find your limitations frustrating – how could you invest thousands of dollars on a new computer when you know a better model is just around the corner?
For some of us, laptop hire and computer equipment rental could help make the process of acquiring new technology much less of a hassle. Have you considered if computer rental is right for you?
• I’m not sure what my computer needs are and would like to have the flexibility to change my mind.
Computer rental can be a good option as you can choose to rent for a defined lease term before you commit to a purchase decision. It’s great for those who aren’t sure about their computing needs and for those who expect their needs to change in a few years time.
• I know I’ll want to upgrade to the newest Tablet/Apple/WiFi/OS the moment it comes out.
If you need to stay up to date with the latest technology and always have the latest gadget, SmartPhone or Tablet, computer rental can help you stay up to date with lease terms for as short as two years and the option to upgrade at the end (perfect for those iPhone 3 users who were dying to upgrade to iPhone 4 when it came out).
• I’m really worried about data loss and losing my laptop.
Many computer lease terms include added value such as online date back up and transfer as well as the use of a loaner computer should your rented equipment ever become lost or stolen. This will give you greater peace of mind against losing files or misplacing your equipment.
• I’m looking for computing equipment for my business.
For those looking to get laptops and computers for work, monthly payment on computer rent can often be tax deductible, so it can reduce the costs of acquisition. Contact your financial advisor to decide on the best option for your business.
• I’m looking for the cheapest computers.
While computer leasing gives you the option of affordable monthly payments, you won’t be buying the equipment outright and upfront. This means that if you’re looking for the cheapest equipment available, laptop rental may not be the best option for you.
Is laptop and computer hire right for you?