Blog archives for 2010

3 Flexible Leasing R's

20th December 2010

As from 1st January 2011 HardSoft Computers is to enhance the flexibility of its leasing packages. For all new orders for Apple Macs on our three year business leasing is now the  option to return the Mac after 24 months without paying any further lease payments…….. We are calling this the “3 Flexible Leasing R’s” […]

Drobo FS Sync for Mac Mini Server

17th December 2010

Now available on all Mac Mini Server Networks from HardSoft Computers ………The Drobo range of Network Attached Storage boxes now come with Drobo Sync software that allows back up across the web to another Drobo located possible at Home or at another Site. Easy to use and set up. The Drobo FS already is the […]

Apple Certified Support

HardSoft wish to congratulate engineer Greig Taylor for passing his exams to become an Apple Certified Support Professional. Greig only a few weeks before became a father to a baby daughter. So its double congratulations.   Apple Certified Support Professional will allow him to further his Apple career. He specialised in OS X Server and will […]

Broadcast Video Expo 2011

26th November 2010

HardSoft are pulling together for BVE 2011 which is 15-17th February at Earls Cout. The 2010 show had 12000 visitors looking at products from over 240 companies from across the industry including the BBC, ITV, and SKY. HardSofts flexible computer leasing offers the creative industry in these difficult times the ability to acquire new Apple […]

A faster Mac Pro

25th November 2010

The new Mac Pro although fast could be faster. Those using creative software such as Final Cut, Avid and Adobe often request faster hard drives. The Mac Pro offers little options as standard. main issue is the slow 3gb/sec sata connection linked with 7200rpm hard drives. HardSoft Flexible Leasing are now offering a 6Gb expansion card […]

New Graphics Option on Mac Pro

19th November 2010

One of the cricisms of the new Mac Pro was the lack of a choice of graphics card. Apple offer the Radeon 5770 as standard and then as a slightly more expensive alternative is the Radeon 5870 . Recently announced and available in the next few weeks is the new  Quadro 4000 based on Nvidia’s Fermi […]

Apple XServe discontinued !

5th November 2010

The flagship Apple Xserve is to phased out at Christmas 2010. This was a very successfuil product but has many a peculiarity and has been overtaken by the flexibility of the Tower size Mac Pro and its abilty for hardware upgarde and changes.Apple has published a Transition Guide and believes the Mac Mini Server  is […]

Lease v Buy Example

4th October 2010

Company A is looking to purchase new Apple Mac equipment for its business. The supplier had offered them two options, either to buy the equipment outright or to utilize a lease option via HardSoft …………. ASSUMPTIONS Equipment Price £7,000.00 Lease Period (yrs) 3 Frequency Monthly Company’s Tax Rate 28% CASH PURCHASE  Tax relief is only […]

Guild Of Television Cameramen- Official Sponsor

16th September 2010

The Broadcast industry is an important market for HardSoft Computers. The flexibility of a lease with HardSoft is matched by the ability to deliver high end Apple hardware and software rapidly backed by a team of engineers. This year HardSoft are attending the Guild of Television Cameramen Annual 2010 Awards at the BFI South Bank […]

The Hidden Costs of Leasing

13th September 2010

Leasing business equipment has become popular with anything from copiers to franking machines ove the recent years. Leasing of computers and increasingly Apple Mac’s is very popular. But many busineess people are put off by ‘hidden’ costs and charges. Make sure you ask if there is a deposit ? Ask how many payments you will make- a […]

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