There’s no question about whether a MacBook Pro could benefit your business – these incredible machines are more capable than most on the market today, and they offer everything you’d expect from Apple and more. You do have options as to how you go about getting your hands on one (or more), so do you buy or lease?
It won’t be surprising to learn that we’re all for leasing, but we definitely have our reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the most prominent benefits.
The MacBook Pro is one of Apple’s high-end machines, and it’s priced accordingly. Recently Apple uplifted all their pricing by 20%.Products in the range can cost anywhere between £1,449 and £2,699 to buy outright. In fact a fully loaded 15inch MacBook Pro is £4049. So, if you’re looking to kit out a four-person design team with the best of the best, expect to pay more than £10,000. It’s a lot of cash to spend, especially if you’re just starting out.
Renting and leasing deals make the whole prospect a lot more affordable – you have the chance to pay weekly, meaning you don’t need the big lump sum to get started, and you’re not required to take out any costly business loans.
So, rather than be tempted into spending less on inferior computers and suffering the consequences later on, get hold of the machines you need today.
2) Easier financial planning
Having a set weekly fee to pay for your new MacBook Pros makes it a lot easier to manage your company’s finances.
Rather than make a huge dent in your budget only to have to recover in the months and perhaps years that follow, you can factor the cost in properly, allowing you to commit to other business investments – whether it be office space, transport or training for your team.
Knowing where you stand financially really can make the difference between success and failure in an uncertain economic landscape.
3) Ongoing support
As fantastic as they are, MacBook Pros only come with a one-year manufacturer warranty when you buy direct – as is the case for all Apple hardware. Should something go wrong further down the line, you could be faced with a large repair bill, and no doubt a dent in productivity.
When you rent or lease from a reputable suppler like HardSoft, however, you’ll have various support plans to consider. These include benefits such as ongoing anti-virus protection, screen replacement and even accidental damage cover – so whatever happens in the future, you’re protected; even if your original warranty has expired.
4) Always up to date
Spend thousands of pounds on your fleet of MacBook Pros and you’ll be set up and ready to go, but for how long? It pays to have the latest equipment at all times, but with Apple regularly releasing newer machines, it may only be a couple of years before something more innovative and capable is released.
By renting or leasing, you’re able to switch to the latest model once your original agreement reaches its end. This way, you can stay ahead of the pack, and continue to deliver the best work for your customers and clients.
If you decide your new MacBook Pro is still up to the task in a few years’ time, you could always renew your lease or, if you’re renting, pay the remaining market value to take complete ownership.
The flexible choice
Above all, renting your new MacBook Pro is an extremely flexible option – one that leaves you with more choice, more money and the best possible equipment at all times. Be sure to consider it as an option for your business, and get in touch with the experts here at HardSoft if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!