Posts byAndrew Morgan

Apple Launch the Updated 2017 Range

Apple Launch the Updated 2017 Range

We are excited, and you should be too. The new upgraded Apple Notebooks, iMacs and iPads have just been launched. Here’s a quick guide to the updates Apple announced this week. For more information check the links to our website below, or give our sales team a call on 020 7111 1643. MacBook 12-inch – the
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Compare iPad 9.7-inch Versions

Compare iPad 9.7-inch Versions

Back in March, Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad to replace the iPad Air 2. The Apple iPad (2017) is the cheapest Apple tablet on offer, so how does it compare to the iPad Pro version? You’ll see from our infographic below that we’ve done a quick comparison for you, but here’s a little more detail
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Why printer leasing is the way forward

Why printer leasing is the way forward

Printer life expectancy: why leasing is the way to go For graphic design studios and busy offices that require a stable and reliable printer, the initial outlay required for a heavy-duty machine can be thousands of pounds – and that’s without taking toner and maintenance into account. But it’s not just the starting capital that
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News and Views from HardSoft

News and Views from HardSoft

Lots to talk about this month so bear with us on the ramblings of a group of  mad (sales)man……….. Mac Stuff……. Microsoft Office for Mac now has support for the MacBook with Touch Bar. Update your software and have a look. It’s amazing. Be careful on USB-C accessories on the 15” MacBook Pro Touch Bar
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Vaping Macs

Vaping Macs

Over the past 18 months Hardsoft have supplied e-liquid subscription service Shoreditch with a full complement of Apple Mac’s for their office. Established in 2015, Shoreditch have grown fast and their team has doubled in size, resulting in their computer hardware needs becoming integral to their continued growth. Hardsoft (who also have an office in
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December Update – for Existing Customers

December Update – for Existing Customers

Another month nearer Christmas and nearer another year. So lets’ get a quick update on all things new as we are all busy…  Renew your lease-  I can provide a full schedule of your leases in an Excel format  listing payments, dates, ref nos. etc and which ones could be renewed;  so you can plan
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The reality of leasing for new businesses

Leasing is great for cash flow and has numerous benefits in terms of flexibility. Leasing for the well-established business is easily done, if accounts are filed then credit reference companies will allow our underwriters to make an instant decision and allow for us to raise the paperwork for the lease very quickly. A lot of
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USB-C expansion for the new MacBook

USB-C expansion for the new MacBook

The new range of 13″ and 15″ MacBooks have surprised us! It was almost a ‘given’ that the new MacBook Pro would be USB-C and based on the 12″ MacBook we all felt it was only going to deliver us a sngle port , highly limiting expansion. Apple surprised us by making thinner and lighter Pro’s
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Customise a new 27″iMac

Customise a new 27″iMac

The upgrade options for the 27″ iMac are the same now as a year ago when the model was revised The options for Ram, Storage etc have also remained static whilst the computer industry has progressed forwards………. HardSoft have now invested in a new facility which allows us to safely and securely pull apart your new
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Rise of the Robots is sooner than you think

Rise of the Robots is sooner than you think

I have just returned from a lazy summer holiday that- one where your brain disengages. This time though my brain was in overdrive as I read the book “Rise of the Robots”. It’s not a sci if novel but a prize winning business book setting out the future of automation and its impact in the
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IT LEASING OFFERS FOR THIS MONTH

IT LEASING OFFERS FOR THIS MONTH

  This month we are offering our customers some great promotions to accompany and further improve their orders. Regardless of which computers are requested our promotions apply and will to aim to enhance your package. We are, already, a unique company due to our ‘One Stop Shop’ approach to computer leasing. Many companies offer are services
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What you need to know this month…

What you need to know this month…

…Things we know that we think you should know ! Whilst there’s no sign of a new Mac Pro on the horizon (it’s current guise is from 2013) we do now have a 128GB option for the Mac Pro available for this. The option is made by the clever chaps at OWC, so is above and beyond
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Competition Time; Win a Sonos:Play 1

Competition Time; Win a Sonos:Play 1

To celebrate us bringing the range of Sonos audio products to our Website then we have a free trivia competition. From wirelessly streaming your Spotify playlist to hearing every detail in your favourite blockbuster movie, Sonos delivers crystal-clear HiFi sound. The Sonos system is expandable so you can choose how many speakers you want. Pick
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TAKE DELIVERY NOW – PAY IN JULY 2016

TAKE DELIVERY NOW – PAY IN JULY 2016

Want the latest technology for your business? Our flexible payment options are on offer to new and existing customers. This latest deal gives you the opportunity to receive your equipment now and start paying in July 2016! You can take delivery now and potentially get more than three months grace. At HardSoft we are always creating new ways to
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HOME USER?- 0% Interest Free Finance ‘FREEBIES’ OFFER FOR THIS MONTH

HOME USER?- 0% Interest Free Finance ‘FREEBIES’ OFFER FOR THIS MONTH

Freebies Offer- with 0% Interest Free Finance

Introducing our brand new offer-  for home users only (when paying with our 0% offer), available with every Mac order this month! HardSoft offer interest free credit on all Apple Macs to home users; finance your new Mac over 6, 12 or 18 months and experience a cheaper credit scheme than Apple Finance Services and PC World.
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New Year News

New Year News

Firstly we have moved to simplify and enhance our standard 3 year Apple Warranty… on all new Apple Macs going forward this NOW includes a Loan Mac whilst yours needs repairing and ALSO Accidental Damage cover against spills and drops; previously we only offered this as standard on our higher end units. This means all
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What’s the MacBook for you?

What’s the MacBook for you?

When deciding what MacBook is for you and/or your staff it can become a complicated task because there is simply so many variants to choose from. Now we at HardSoft want to make it a less daunting task for you, so here I will be comparing the different models and highlighting where each MacBook is
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Offers For Irish Customers this month

Offers For Irish Customers this month

We are continually offering our customers great promotions to accompany and enrich their new Apple Macs. We are, already, a unique company due to our ‘One Stop Shop’ approach to computer leasing and are unique in the Irish market.  We will supply the Apple Mac, finance it on a lease package then offer three years
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IT Leasing Offers for this Month- PC’s

IT Leasing Offers for this Month- PC’s

This month we are offering our customers great promotions to accompany and enrich their orders. Regardless of which computers are requested our promotions apply and will to aim to enhance your package. We are, already, a unique company due to our ‘One Stop Shop’ approach to computer leasing. Many companies offer are services individually but
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Can I get Windows 10 free ?

Can I get Windows 10 free ?

Following the hiccup of Windows 8 then Windows 10 puts Microsoft back in the game…. Initial reaction is very positive and Microsoft have a free offer to get hold of it. So how do you get it ? If you have a Mac running Parallels Desktop software then unfortunately the Parallels software needs upgrading. The
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What you love about your Mac

What you love about your Mac

A few months ago, we ran a nationwide poll on Apple Mac ownership. We wanted to know not only what people use their devices for, but also to establish exactly why the products are so popular. Three-quarters of our respondents said they would lease or buy another Mac as and when the time came to
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Why you SHOULD lease your Apple equipment from HardSoft…

Why you SHOULD lease your Apple equipment from HardSoft…

With over 30 years’ experience, here at HardSoft we pride ourselves on being specialists in the leasing of all things computer. We truly believe that leasing is the best way to keep your business consistently up-to-date on the technology front whilst simultaneously keeping your finances in check. Essentially, leasing with HardSoft means you can spread out your
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The future of Business Telecoms

The future of Business Telecoms

Things have changed, they always do – but the speed of change in telecoms has been seismic. Voice has become a commodity, now added in as a value enhancer when buying data communications. Many business owners realise that it doesn’t always make sense to do everything in-house. For example, it usually makes more sense to have the
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Got a Mac? Have your say!

Got a Mac? Have your say!

Do you own a Mac computer? We want to know how you use it! Throughout February, we’re running a Mac ownership survey to find out when, where and how people use their Macs. It’s short and sweet, and we want you to get involved. +/0+/ It doesn’t matter if you use the Mac at home
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7 pieces of must-have tech for the office

In the 1990s, the average office was a rather beige place. Computers came in various shades of cream, and the most interactive bit of kit was the dot matrix printer in the corner. These days, you can’t move for weird boxes and gadgets in the workplace, and it’s not always easy to tell the difference
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How much is it to rent a laptop?

How much is it to rent a laptop?

When weighing up renting vs buying, cost is a primary concern. Businesses need to know that they’re getting the kit they need at the most affordable price, and that includes the potential for resale value. So how do prices compare? We thought we would take a look at typical laptop rental prices, as priced in
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London branch office now open

London branch office now open

After a short absence due to a delay in securing the purchase of our own permanent office space in London… we are excited to be back and operating in London.. and back as the only Authorised Apple Reseller in the Old Street/Shoreditch area. Our branch office is situated in the heart of the capital. This gives
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Is it worth leasing a laptop?

As both individuals and businesses, our demands and needs are constantly changing. The only thing that doesn’t change, however, is our craving to have the best technology, state of the art equipment and better user experience. Yet with the daily flux of advertising promoting new laptops – designed to ‘do more’ with ‘updated technology’ and
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Five reasons why PCs are better than Macs

Over the past ten years, the PC has toppled from its position of dominance. Sales of PCs fell by 50 per cent between 2003 and 2013, and Windows XP lost its grip on business computing. Meanwhile, Linux has become more popular as a budget choice, and Apple has enticed many with great usability. We’re in
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HardSoft ‘Business Bundles’ explained

HardSoft ‘Business Bundles’ explained

Just to detail these Offers….. The Mac Business Bundle- includes a Warranty Upgrade – to include Loan Mac whilst yours is repaired for a total of three years; Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac (the Business edition that includes Outlook) , Unlimited Cloud Backup Upgrade and AVG Anti-Virus for Mac ……… all for just £1.40 per week extra on a three year flexible
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Why your business needs an iPad…

Why your business needs an iPad…

iPads have always been a great accessory for personal use and they are becoming ever more popular in schools. But what about business users? Apple themselves give little information on their website about how businesses can best utilise the iPad and there are surprisingly few articles online from independent websites. So, as a leaser of
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