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  • What criteria do you use when purchasing laptops and desktops?

     praveen updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago 15 Members · 20 Posts
  • Louis Robertson

    Member
    December 18, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    We will be looking at our current inventory and deciding what type of laptops and desktop hardware to purchase. We are looking at user function, application requirements, portability for work at home, cost and placement within our company (office vs manufacturing floor). What are some other criteria have you used in the past when looking at upgrades and workplace hardware transformation?

  • Michael Kearns

    Member
    December 18, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    The biggest criteria for the laptop purchases is cost and security. The ease of use for personal identity verification (PIV) as well as ease of use/timing to access VPNs. Ability to connect to a docking station as well as disk size is also important.

  • Eugenijus Valavi_ius

    Member
    December 18, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    I think criteria depends on our preferences. When I think about mobility (even inside at home), flexibility, space and energy saving, security – I think about laptop. It must be powerful-enough (not necessary very powerful), comfortable-enough, easy to carry, long work from battery, long warranty. For desktop maybe speed of computer and comfortability (display size, keyboard, noise) could be the more important criteria.
    P.S. This post is only about technical parameters. Cost of computer can change many preferences.

  • Michael Kearns

    Member
    December 18, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    MY dream would be a portable workstation. A workstation that was light weight that could be plugged into a docking station with only cable. The workstation could be plugged into the work office or the at home office with the same perphierals in both places.

  • Herminio

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 12:09 am

    There is something in common that I have noticed in almost all clients, many of them seek that the equipment can be rented (with all the benefits of taxes, financial and others), that the parts and replacements arrive quickly and above all that they can manage the teams in a deeper way to be able to comply with the requirements that computer security and their respective regulations demand.

  • Michael Kearns

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 1:34 am

    We don’t rent our laptops, so the ease of repair is another concern when buying in bulk.

  • Roger Dills

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Security first priority, application readiness, then cost.

  • Michael Kearns

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Is a screen important for anyone in a laptop? I would be willing to give up the screen for extra disk space and speed so long as I could cable into a monitor.

  • Niyi Osibeluwo

    Member
    December 19, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Depending on your location/region, a good partnership with the OEM can go a long way in handling some of your requirements. The OEM can give discounts for bulk purchases, provide support for replacements and also advise on which models are more suited for a home office or workplace.

  • Mridul Nigam

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Specs then cost and then brand value.

  • Abbasi

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 5:55 am

    ease of use to access VPN and encryption support

  • Vijay

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Hello Good Days!
    I look at the processor & RAM.

  • Andre Chin

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Specs, security, brand reliability and cost.

  • Aarni Honka

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Price + good enough specs for developers.

  • Eugenijus Valavi_ius

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    It’s can be some strange but I didn’t see mentioned desktops

  • Michael Kearns

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    I would think the idea of a portable workstation/desktop would work. Have to be lighter with the ability to plug into a docking station. Peripherals could be at home/office.

  • Madalam S

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    A workstation that was light weight that could be plugged into a docking station with only cable. The workstation could be plugged into the work office or the at home office with the same perphierals in both places.

  • C Pranathi

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    i Consider always below points When Buying a Computer for professional work.
    Processor
    Hard Drive
    Memory
    Graphics Card
    Operating System

  • Manav Modi

    Member
    December 20, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    The cost basically

  • praveen

    Member
    December 28, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Depends on the background behind the buy.
    If for personal work, many factors like the usage etc. need to be checked and then shortlist the priority needs specs/cost etc.

    If its for basic use then the specs may not matter and cost can be an consideration.

    But if the specs need to be good, the cost will also be higher.

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