What are the Best Laptops for a small business: Apple versus Windows?

29th June 2022
Windows laptops VS apple devices

If you’re running a small business you could choose an Apple laptop or a Windows laptop. 

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If you wanted an Apple product HardSoft would recommend the Apple MacBook Air or the Apple MacBook Pro. The Apple MacBook Air uses Y-series processors which are perfect for everyday use however if you want a laptop that will run heavy duty apps then we recommend the Apple MacBook Pro which uses the faster U-series Intel processors which gives it an advantage over the Apple MacBook Air when it comes to performance and speed. If you wanted a laptop with a longer battery life, we would suggest the Apple MacBook Air or the Apple MacBook Pro because the battery life of the Apple MacBook Air is up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing or up to 30 days of standby time and the Apple MacBook pro offers 10 hours of wireless web browsing and the same 30 days of standby time. Apple MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs are both easily transportable so if anyone in your business is on the go it is easy for them to take their laptops with them, plus both Apple MacBooks are light.

If you wanted slightly cheaper laptops that are more compatible with other software HardSoft would recommend a Windows laptop. HardSoft offers a range of Windows laptops which include Microsoft Surface, Samsung Galaxy book,  Dell XPS and Lenovo ThinkPads.

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Microsoft Surface laptops are beneficial for small businesses because the devices are mobile-friendly and allow employees the option of working from anywhere. Microsoft Surface laptops are able to be shipped directly to an employee without all the extra work of setting it up because it is done automatically so no manual setup is needed. It is also extremely versatile because it can be both a laptop and a tablet. This will save your business money as you wont need to buy your employees two separate devices as the MIcrosoft Surface device is both. You can also have all your files on one device which saves the effort of transferring files from one device to another. A Microsoft Surface comes with facial recognition software which is more secure than passwords or fingerprint recognition, plus this means employees won’t have to remember lots of passwords.

Samsung Galaxy book laptops are also beneficial for small businesses because they’re designed for busy scenarios. All the laptops are very secure and contain secure boot, firewall and information-loss protection. It also has fingerprint recognition which isn’t as secure as facial recognition but is still very secure. These laptops also reduce the need to carry lots of cables because they have a compact, quickie USB-C charger which is great when it needs to be transported so people can work from anywhere.

The HP ZBook laptops are good for small businesses because they’re designed for heavy workloads and have lots of power but are also easily portable. They are made to take part in resource-heavy tasks like video and photo editing and are able to be transported which limits the crowded workstations in offices.

Dell XPS 15 9510 Laptop

The Dell XPS laptops are great for small businesses because they’re lightweight 2 in 1 laptops with a touchscreen display. It gives employers the option to work from anywhere and copes well with photo or video editing and office software.

Lenovo ThinkPads are very good for small businesses because they have a good battery life and are really durable. You can go many years with a Lenovo ThinkPad and experience little to no glitches. They’re also affordable for businesses on budget. They have great security features like the ThinkPad privacy guard that keeps your Laptop protected. 

Whatever laptop you choose you will need an IT business leasing package. HardSoft offers several IT business leasing packages, including PC leasing and Apple leasing. We recommend Pure-Rental for small businesses. Pure-Rental will enable you to lease computer equipment and spread the cost of devices into monthly payments which will be more manageable and allow better cash flow for your small business.

Pure-Rental will be right for your small business because it allows you to simply rent the devices instead of working towards ownership. After you’ve finished your rental, HardSoft will simply collect the equipment back from you after the 3 years agreement. This is a straightforward system that is extremely useful to businesses who want to set up quickly and cheaply. You can add devices at any time within the 3 years and HardSoft leasing solutions include technical support, warranty and a loan device if one of your devices needs repairing.

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Pure-Rental allows HardSoft to secure large discounts for your business. It can provide high-quality products for 25% less than other leases. Which will save your small business lots of money especially if your business has a small budget.