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Are More Powerful Pcs In The Office Worth The Investment?

Allegrif

Allegrif

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When a large office opens for the first time, computer costs are obviously going to be up there with some of the most expensive outlays, so many will go for the cheaper entry-level PCs. However, purchasing more expensive and powerful PCs is more future-proof and can even increase productivity if the cheap PCs are going to mean your employees are waiting about for things to load all the time.

Which would you go for, if the business were yours but funds weren't massively high and a higher level of PC would take a big chunk of the budget?
 
Bacton

Bacton

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When a large office opens for the first time, computer costs are obviously going to be up there with some of the most expensive outlays, so many will go for the cheaper entry-level PCs. However, purchasing more expensive and powerful PCs is more future-proof and can even increase productivity if the cheap PCs are going to mean your employees are waiting about for things to load all the time.

Which would you go for, if the business were yours but funds weren't massively high and a higher level of PC would take a big chunk of the budget?
I think you've pretty much answered your own question lol - it all comes down to budget and how much wiggle room there is in it.
 
MapleTree

MapleTree

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I would probably get a mid-range computer. Not so cheap that it breaks within a few months, but also not so expensive that it breaks the bank. I personally own a macbook and that takes care of everything I need it to take care of. However, I do acknowledge that certain businesses need more powerful PCs. I don't think I'd ever spend more than £1500 for a laptop/PC.
 
Bacton

Bacton

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I would probably get a mid-range computer. Not so cheap that it breaks within a few months, but also not so expensive that it breaks the bank. I personally own a macbook and that takes care of everything I need it to take care of. However, I do acknowledge that certain businesses need more powerful PCs. I don't think I'd ever spend more than £1500 for a laptop/PC.
£1500 would be very high end for an office PC, unless it's an office in the digital industry (web design, multimedia etc)
 
MattW

MattW

New Member
The company I work for provides us with a pretty decent spec'd machine (5th gen i7 with with 8GB RAM Lenovo Thinkpad). The bloatware that gets installed pretty much cripples them down to a P4!
 
MarkB

MarkB

New Member
Staff member
I would recommend looking at leasing computers for the office - that way you will get upgrades in the future and if there are any issues they often have a maintenance contract attached. Spending £1500 on a computer which might need replaced in a couple of years - if it breaks once the warranty has expired - will also drain your cashflow.
 
Needhelp

Needhelp

New Member
I tend to go for lease arrangements as they are better for cashflow and allow regular upgrades to the latest equipment.
 
Businessman

Businessman

New Member
We 'down cycle' machines from edit and graphics suites for office and admin use... Edit suites tend only to get re/built when there is some pressing technical need to do so (i.e. a new video format/camera system in use that the old software won't handle) They tend to get specced for the software we intend using them for, and only used for a single purpose. For office work the only reason you'd need a 'powerful' machine is that you're stuck with bloatware! I don't think we've ever bought a 'turnkey' PC.
 

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