Blog archives for 2011

Wacom Explained

28th December 2011

Those in the creative industry have almost certainly come across Wacom, even if you have never actually used the technology. Wacom is ideal for creative professionals who edit for graphic design, possibly using Adobe Photoshop (which is also available to lease). A key advantage is that, whether you prefer Apple Mac or your PC Workstation, […]

Sony Vaio vs. iMac

14th December 2011

..Have Sony finally manufactured an all-in-one PC to compete with the Apple  iMac ? The Sony Vaio L22Z1E certainly suggests so…. Boasting a huge 24” Full HD Touchscreen display with 3D compatibility (which the Apple iMac does not).  Combining the 3D and the Touchscreen, it will literally feel like you are inside of your computer […]

What is an Ultrabook ?

23rd November 2011

When it comes to leasing a laptop, you will often find that some laptops are referred to as Ultrabooks. But what is an Ultrabook and what differentiates it from a traditional laptop or notebook? In 2011, Intel coined the term Ultrabooks to distinguish new, lightweight laptops from the traditional 15” laptop. This was, in part, […]

PC Ultra Lightweights

21st November 2011

The Samsung Series 9 is the future of Windows computing maybe ?  A true rival to the Apple MacBook Air, the Samsung 900X3A is bound to be a hit. Boasting a gorgeous design and fantastic performance courtesy of its  Core i5 processor. The 13.3” LED display is bright, clear and features 1366×769 resolution. With 4GB […]

Why Lease Computers ?

14th November 2011

Leasing  finance is a very flexible way of acquiring new Computers. HardSoft have been offering tailored solutions on Macs and PC’s for over 25 years. The advantages include: Macs and PC’s can be paid for from the revenue they earn Finance rates are very competitive, often better, than bank interest rates (because of the security […]

New MacBook Pro.

24th October 2011

Apple has today updated its MacBook Pro laptops and HardSoft have them to lease from today. All three  models: 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch have had minor boosts. All spec changes and nothing cosmetic. The 13-inch model now comes with either 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.8GHz Core i7 processors (up from 2.3GHz and 2.7GHz ). The entry […]

Windows on an iMac.

7th October 2011

When you need speed to run CAD in Windows then get a Mac ? Bob Tunks at BK Tooling was looking for an all in one Windows 7 PC to run CADsoftware -Vero VISI.  He has leased HP Workstations from HardSoft for nearly ten years but  a PC with speed in an integrated format wasn’t […]

Mac Pro's for VFX

6th October 2011

Hasraf Dulull, is Visual Effects Supervisor at Prime Focus Ltd  and Director / VFX Supervisor at HaZ- VFX. He has worked on films such as the Dark Knight, Hell Boy 2 and Prince of Persia. He has just finished directing and producing his first short film “FUBAR” using the Apple Mac Pro 8-Core and an […]

Why Lease ?

15th September 2011

Although computer equipment appears as an asset on the balance sheet, computers are in fact liabilities ! They need to be fixed when they break down, carted when you move office, and thrown out when they become obsolete. Manage capital costs by saying ‘no’. Delay purchases of computer equipment, and prefer leasing over purchase- it […]

Kerio Connect

6th September 2011

is the alternative to Microsoft Exchange but for an Apple Mac Server. HardSoft are proud to now be an Authorised Partner for Kerio software. With integrated Spam filter and Sophos Anti Virus for Mac this product offers  a great deal for a small outlay which is available to lease for £3.80 per week plus VAT […]

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