Computers have increasingly become a part and parcel of our lives over the past few years. Almost all daily activities, which were erstwhile done manually, are now done with the aid of a computer or at the most some other machine. However, many such machines are controlled by mini and full size computers. Therefore, it is not untrue when one says that life itself is now dependent on computers. Simple tasks like communication by virtue of messages or writing documents and maintaining a record of things have become impossible without the help of computers.
Therefore, when acquiring one of these machines, it is important to consider whether it makes sense to rent one instead of buying, depending on one’s own needs. Some of the benefits of renting a computer or laptop are mentioned here.
1. Update to the Latest and The Greatest of All
Technology has been advancing at such a pace these days that the best of all may get obsolete within a few months if not a few years time. The need to replace them with the latest ones keeps coming too frequently. It now needs to be seen whether one can comfortably afford buying new computer every now and then. If not, then renting is the best option. One can simply return the old and obsolete piece and get the new one instead, all at the same price. This helps in maintaining the money in the pocket.
Many computer manufacturing companies like updating their hardware as well as software on a regular basis so as to provide the latest and the best to their customers. For instance, Apple inc. updates their computers fairly quickly. The latest macbook pro that you buy in the beginning of 2014 is likely to be outdated before the end of 2015. Considering all this in mind, it is best to be sensible and rent computers instead of buying them.
2. Helpful to Those With Affordability Issues
Computers have become a part and parcel of life and fortunately or unfortunately we all are dependent on them for the smooth functioning of our own lives. But those with bad credit can really have a harrowing time if they are not able to buy the particular type that they are in need of. Sometimes, surviving in the profession itself is at stake if one is not able to afford the computer with those particular requirements that the profession demands. At such a time, it is advisable to rent out the computers. It not only goes easy on the wallet, but gives you an opportunity to upgrade to a better version as and when you so desire.
Some renting companies sign a contract whereby they will themselves replace the existing computers with the next better model or even the latest model as per the terms of the contract. This way, one can always stay updated with the latest pieces of hardware and software without ever having to spend a bomb on buying them.
3. Change as Per The Need
People often debate on the usability of a laptop vs. a desktop. However the truth is quite simple. Laptops offer mobility and are the best bet when one has to work on the move. Desktops often come with bigger and better operating systems with fast speeds and a bigger display. Depending on one’s need from time to time, one may desire to have a laptop or a desktop, unless one can afford both.
For instance, those working in the creative professions will vouch for the fact that a desktop offers more space and freedom to work and explore the creative aspect of one’s personality. However if one is forced to work on the move and the profession requires one to travel extensively for longer period of time, at the same time keeping up with one’s work, a laptop becomes a necessity. Renting thus becomes a viable option as one can change one’s computers as often as one’s need.
For those who do not need a computer for professional reasons, but just for keeping up with day to day jobs out of necessity, the expenditure of buying one and then replacing them because of them getting obsolete is too much. For such people again, renting them is the best option.
This article is written by Sanjay Motiani. He is a blogger for Silicon Group. He Likes to write about various technology ongoing related to Computers, Laptops and Hardware.