In this fast paced digital age, laptop has become everyone’s cup of tea. In addition, laptop on lease is gradually becoming one of the vastest and fastest-growing businesses in a developing nation like India. Why ‘Laptop on rent’ will pick pace and become a market hit in India? The two main reasons are demand supply and affordability issues still being a problem for majority of the people.
While getting a laptop on rent is a child’s play, the need to understand your own requirements when hiring a laptop is still a hassle for majority of the section. At times, you may choose a different operation system that doesn’t run your software and applications, you may rent a laptop that has a slow processor or hire a laptop that has 5 times great speed but the apps you want to run can work on basic systems too, this is why it is necessary to understand your requirements when getting a laptop on lease.
While we have a few tech-geeks who exactly know the laptop on lease they want, its processor, ram, disk space and other configurations, major section of the people renting a laptop are clueless of their requirements.
And if you belong to this majority group, this article may clear most of your queries and give you a clear picture of what to look for when hiring a laptop.
A few things to thoroughly examine when leasing a laptop
1. Operating System
The three most standard operating systems for personal computers are Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux. One has to be aware of the work that they carry on these hired laptops. Like web developers or video editors and graphic designers prefer a Macintosh or Linux systems because the memory system footprint is less and their heavy-duty work is carried smoothly, whereas windows are heavier on the system and are tailor-made for lesser development heavy work. Hire a laptop that operates smooth, has a user-friendly interface according to you.
While for Macintosh, we just have an Apple MacBooks or iMac, with Windows and Linux, we have a sea of brands like Asus, Lenovo, Dell, HP and many others to choose from. The user-friendliness, configuration, weight, dimensions and other accessories may differ for all these brands. So when renting a laptop, you have to really smart and picky with your choice based on all these points.
We often encounter customers asking us for highest configuration systems while the applications they want to use are basic and also vice-versa. In such cases, they end up paying a high price or get their productivity hampered for saving a few bucks. Configuration, this is one of the most key point to keep in mind when leasing a laptop.
Your configuration will decide what applications and software will run on your rented laptop. Systems like Core i5, Core i7 and the recently launched Core i9 with fast processors, increased ram and graphic cards will help heavy duty applications like adobe photoshop and premiere pro run smooth. While we also have Core i3 and Dual Core systems that are more than able to run Microsoft Office apps.
Know your price and budget before renting a laptop. If your work is not heavy duty, you can settle with a 2nd or a 3rd generation laptop that won’t cost you more even when renting. While a latest MacBook or a high-end windows can cost you more, but it is needed for people who are using heavy duty video video and sound editing applications. Let’s simplify the laptop rental tariff for you, for e.g. a laptop costs Rs. 80000 in the market for purchasing, it’s rental price will be 4-5% of its market price, hence you will rent a laptop for anywhere between Rs. 3500 – Rs. 4500. But don’t negotiate on pricing, if negotiated, you may get the laptop, but the rented laptop from the oldest stock will run slow and adversely affect your productivity.
When renting a laptop, knowing the time duration is equally important. Supposedly you have a 10-day project but you rent a laptop for a month, the other 20 days the laptop sits idle and it’s a clear case of money wastage. Be aware of your project, laptop on rent gives you the ultimate flexibility to choose the time period, be it days, weeks or months.
6. No Pirated licenses.
When you rent a laptop, make sure to use genuine licensed software. The pirated licensed software may harm your laptop on rent and you might end up paying more to the laptop rental agency to get it fixed. A genuine licensed version of the software may cost you more but will definitely help you get your job done without any hassles.
‘Laptop on rent’ is a thing of smartness and intellect. One has to be observant and give adequate attention to details. When you go to rent a laptop for your next project, make sure to keep these points in mind.