Buying a laptop or desktop computer for business involves some careful considerations that are different than when buying a gaming computer for leisure. The workstation PC that you choose should have the right programs and features so that you can get your work done quickly and efficiently. If the system lacks in these features, you’re going to find yourself getting frustrated on a regular basis. No one wants that.

Below are some helpful tips for buying a business computer.

Desktop or Laptop

The first decision to make is whether you want a laptop computer or a desktop computer. This largely depends on how mobile you plan to be. If you work from home, you can choose between both a desktop and laptop. Desktops PCs are typically cheaper than laptops, and they have upgradeable parts. Though you lose the portability aspect, desktops are generally sturdier and a better overall investment.

If you travel, you need the portability from a laptop computer. There are many things you will want to take into consideration such as whether or not you can upgrade the hard drive or RAM and how long the battery life is.

Processors (CPU)

Many basic business tasks don’t rely on major processing power, but it’s still recommended that you choose a system that has multi-core processors. This allows you to run multiple applications at one time while giving you a smooth operating experience. A dual-core processor is suitable for the majority of business tasks. A quad-core processor is best for graphics-intensive work and heavy database projects.

Memory (RAM)

Generally speaking, the more RAM, the better. Many programs that business professionals use hog the operating system, so if you don’t have enough RAM, your computer isn’t going to run smoothly. Luckily, RAM isn’t that expensive. If you can afford a computer with more RAM, go for it. We recommend 8GB for standard business tasks and 16GB for graphics-heavy tasks.

Hard Drives

You probably don’t need much hard drive space for your business tasks, unless you are a professional who needs to access large files or save multimedia projects to your computer. Otherwise, many of the projects you work on are probably done over the cloud or in third-party software applications. And if you were to underestimate your hard drive space, you could also buy an external hard drive. Solid state drives are also better for business performance because they are more stable.

Take the time to choose a workstation PC to make your job more efficient and productive!

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