The Specs You Need In A New Business Computer
It’s only a matter of time before your faithful work computer won’t be able to keep up with you anymore.
All things technological only last for so long. Their hardware degrades, their software reaches end of support. It's the IT circle of life.
Whether you're dealing with that right now or will be soon, it's important that you know where to look for your next work computer. You need to make sure you find one that's dependable, capable, and, of course, cost-effective.
Which Computer Does Alltek Recommend?
If you’re in the market for a new computer, the Alltek team highly recommends the Dell Optiplex Micro PC.
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Why Choose The Dell Optiplex Micro PC?
It may come in a small package, but don't let that fool you – the Dell Optiplex Micro PC is a powerful work computer, offering a range of necessary specs for the modern workplace:
- i5 Processor: The processor is like the brain of the computer, so you want to make sure you have a big enough brain to handle the tasks you'll be taking care of every day. Given that Intel processors range of i3 – i9, we find that i5 is capable of handling the bulk of the daily professional computing tasks you're likely to undertake.
- 8 GB of RAM: RAM temporarily stores data, operating as the computer’s “temporary memory”. This is where data is stored that you’re actively using, making sure there’s no delay in how you use your computer.
- Solid State Drive: This modern style of hard drive is much more advanced than the Hard Disk Drives, which had moving parts that heated up and took longer to transfer and access data. This does make them more expensive, but they’ve quickly become the standard for hard drives today, so it’s worth the extra money.
Will The Dell Optiplex Micro PC Suit Your Needs?
With the above-listed specs, the Dell Optiplex Micro PC will be capable of handling the vast majority of daily work tasks. However, if you're in a specialized industry, it would be smart for you to double-check the hardware requirements for the software you commonly use.
If you’re a graphic designer, video editor, architect, or operate in an industry with more robust technological requirements, you may need a computer with more “horsepower”. For example, the Adobe Creative Suite requires a dedicated graphics card and more RAM than the Dell Optiplex Micro PC offers out of the box.
That's why you should double-check your hardware needs before making any purchases. The last thing you want is to buy a dozen new computers for you and your staff, only to find out they can't support the primary software you use for work.
What About The Operating System?
One last point to check before purchasing is the Operating System – even if you buy the Dell Optiplex Micro PC, you won’t be able to do much with it if you don’t install an Operating System.
We recommend Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest operating system. If you’re currently using Windows 7 on your old computer, now is a great time to make the change, as Windows 7 will no longer be supported after January 14, 2020.
Still Not Sure?
If you’re still unsure about what to choose for your next computer, don’t worry. The Alltek team will help you determine your computing needs, and match them with the best available option.
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