A Guide For The Business Professional Or Telecommuter Looking To Buy A Computer
Save yourself time and money by looking at this selection of business focused computers which do not suffer from overpricing problems like the Apple iPad.
Now more than ever, we are using computers for almost any task in daily business operations. You should know how to buy the right computer for the job though. In this exclusive guide for Shopping.com, we examine a broad selection of computers that can get your business office running. At the same time, I list those computers that you should avoid and give detailed reasons why they may not be the best investments for your employees.
CONTRIBUTOR'S TOP PICK
The ASUS 1005HA netbook features a 10” LCD screen and a battery life of up to 12 hours. Facts and figures are only part of this product’s story though. As a whole, I have found it to be an indispensible part of my daily business and product reviewing life because its light weight and built in 802.11N networking.
The ASUS 1201N netbook offers exceptional 3D performance on its 12” WLED display screen. A generous 250 Gb hard drive and low price make this a good investment in your business potential. You can also expect to find a much larger keyboard on this model than with the smaller ASUS 1005HA.
The Dell Precision Workstation T3400 Desktop computer is the heart of my daily business operations. The Intel E4600 Dual Core Processor makes quick work of my Microsoft Dynamics AX programming tasks and keeps me focused on more important matters. If you want to buy this computer for your office, I recommend upgrading the hard drive and increasing the ram as well.
The Dell Latitude D830 notebook is a great choice for those wanting a larger screen. The 15.4” WXGA TFT Active Matrix monitor makes it easy to read documentation while in airports or traveling on the road. The Intel Core 2 Duo allows me develop applications in Visual Studio ASP .Net with ease. I use this as my administration laptop while working offsite.
No business office is complete without the stability of the HP ProLiant DL360 G5 Server at the heart of your daily email operations. You can use these servers to host Microsoft Exchange or SQL Server with ease.
WORST NOTEBOOK WITH MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA
The Gateway MT3422 Notebook with 14.1” screen and AMD Turion 64 Mobile TK-53 processor struggles under the weight of Windows Vista. The LCD display is nice but very fragile and not likely to last long if carried around.
Another topic to consider is connectivity. If you do not have an Apple iPhone or Blackberry cellular phone with USB tethering, you can use the Sprint PC-5740 to receive emails.
As you can see, there are numerous choices on the market today for buying the right business computer but only a few can really stand up to the needs of the modern professional. I encourage you to carefully study all that each of these computers have to offer before making your final decision. For me, the ASUS 1005HA netbook is the only choice for conducting business on the road.
This Shopping.com guide was written by Reuben Gathright, a top ranked product reviewer who has been in the industry for over 20 years. He also has a vast experience base with marine, solar and automotive technologies. Currently, he has published product reviews for over a dozen media outlets and counting. In 2009, rgathright was recognized as the #1 Computer Hardware Reviewer for Epinions.com.
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