Don’t Skimp on Desktop PC PerformancePosted by
There’s no point in saving a few dollars on hardware if it’s not up to the job. You’ll pay the price for poor PC performance every day in lost productivity.
A great desktop computer is the cornerstone of workplace productivity. If your staff have time to make a coffee while they wait for their computer to boot in the morning, or everyday tasks leave them staring at a frozen screen, then it’s time to upgrade.
This is where renting office PCs makes a lot of sense, making it easier to upgrade so you’re not stuck with old computers which are past their use by date.
Plenty of grunt
These days even entry-level business PCs for performing basic office tasks should feature at least an Intel Core i5 processor. You’ll also want a minimum of 4GB of RAM to ensure smooth multitasking as they switch between Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Integrated Intel HD graphics will suffice for day-to-day office tasks.
Staff in need of more grunt should step up to a Core i7 processor and will appreciate an upgrade to 8GB of RAM, especially if they’re running several demanding apps at once or working with multimedia. They might also see a performance boost in opting for a standalone or “discrete” graphics card rather than integrated graphics built into the motherboard.
Powerful workstations are the best choice for staff working in high-end multimedia or design. Workstations typically run Intel Xeon processors and deserve more RAM, plus they can also benefit from ECC-enabled RAM to improve reliability. You might employ multiple graphics cards side-by-side to handle demanding software suites.
Computers can get sluggish when the hard drive is almost full and then run out of room for temporary files. You want to keep at least 10% free storage space, if not more.
Traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD) rely on spinning platters while Solid State Drives (SSD) have no moving parts. They can read and write files faster, giving your computer a major speed boost while cutting down on power usage.
Lots of screen real estate
When you’re upgrading your computers, don’t skimp on screen real estate. A 24-inch widescreen display is large enough to comfortably view two A4 pages side-by-side, cutting down on the amount of time your people waste switching between documents and applications.
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