Laptop PCs are generally more expensive than desktop PCs, but if you or your employees are often out of the office, it's an essential piece of equipment. However, despite their higher costs, laptops have come down in price significantly over the last couple of years.
If you just need to access the internet and run word processing or spreadsheet software, a b udget laptop may be all you need. This will be useable in most business situations but there will inevitably be some compromise made on one or more of:
We suggest a target price of £600-800.
A mid-sized laptop is likely have a longer useful life and will be more appropriate for people that have to use it for most of the day and on the move. We suggest a target price of £900-1,200.
Be careful though. Laptops are not easy to upgrade. That means:
Lack of expansion capability plus exposure to damage while travelling means that laptops have a shorter useful life than desktop PCs. Consider writing off your investment over, say, two years.
Buying a PC
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