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PC rental guide: how to choose the right kind of computer

Computer rental is a fantastic option for a wide range of scenarios. Whether you need a large number of PCs for a short-term requirement, such as an exam or training session, or need a high-spec computer for a specific event or project, PC rental is a lot less expensive than buying the equipment outright. What’s more, computer hire also gives you access to the latest and greatest tech – so you won’t be stuck with something old, sluggish and tired.

But with so many kinds of computer out there, how do you decide which PC is right for you? Read our PC rental tips to narrow down to the kind of computer that’s right for you.

Computer hire guide

Here are the top things you need to consider when renting a desktop PC.

Which operating system (OS) do you need?

The two primary operating systems on the market are Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s iOS. What’s the difference between them?

  • Windows: By far the most widely used OS, most of your end users are likely familiar with Windows. It’s a great all-rounder, perfect for running a wide range of software, and easy to use. It’s a good option for general training, examinations, and business and study usage.

  • iOS: Apple’s iOS is targeted to high-end, high-performance computing. It’s very popular among graphic designers, CAD engineers and video editors, or indeed any time you need serious computing power. It’s a great option if you’re offering training for any kind of design purpose, and it's also ideal when you are temporarily using freelance designers who need a powerful machine for just a few weeks.

Which kind of task do you need computer rental for?

Another way of approaching this question is to think about the kind of task you’ll need the computer hire for. This will help you narrow down your options:

  • Exams: Will you be renting out a large number of computers for students to sit an exam? In many cases, you’ll just need a standard, entry-level computer with preloaded software. Talk to our friendly advisors about your requirements.

  • Training: Different kinds of training require different kinds of computing power. Again, if the training just needs a simple programme, then you may only need an entry-level computer. On the other hand, if you’re offering a 3D design course, you’ll definitely benefit from something with more power.

  • Gaming: Will you need the PC rental for a gaming event or competition? Gaming PCs are specifically designed to support the heavy power usage of computer games, so choose a gaming PC for this purpose.

  • Office rental: Do you need computers to temporarily kit out an office? Think about the kinds of computers your staff will need and then select the right PC from there. We can pre-load software onto all our available computers for hire to help you set up quickly and easily.

Consider other special requirements

Besides these core questions, it’s also valuable to think about special requirements you might need from your PC hire:

  • Touch screen: Great for displays at events or for interactive and collaborative teamwork

  • Design-oriented: Some PCs incorporate touch screen, styluses and other features to facilitate design

Of course, if you need something more mobile and lightweight, consider renting laptops instead.

Whatever you need computer rental for, our friendly teams can help you find the perfect solution. Contact us today to tell us about your requirements.

 

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