Now are days, most people believe in renting a laptop instead of buying a brand new one because they have started to believe that there is no such difference between buying a laptop or renting it. People only buy it when they really want to have a laptop of their own. Renting laptops has also become one of the largest and fastest-growing markets in countries like India where the product demand is more than the supply and affording a brand new laptop is still an issue for the majority of the population.
In an IT-based city like Bangalore, laptop rental services have become very common, where the students or the working folks often opt for renting a laptop or a desktop but it is very important for the consumers to know from where they are renting it. There are few things that one should always keep in notice while renting a laptop.
6 main things to be considered while renting a laptop-
- Operating System: One must know before renting a laptop that what is their operating system needs or choices like Windows, Mac, Ubuntu or Linux. The Mac or the Linux based operating systems are mostly preferred by the developers since the memory system footprint is less. The Windows are mostly preferred but the non-developers.
- Brand: Until and unless you are looking for some specific dimensions for your configuration there is not much option to it. In Apple MacBook’s, Macintosh will be installed and laptops like Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer are a range of other brands where windows can be installed.
- Configuration: Every laptop has different configurations which decide on what application will be able to run on the machines like Corei3 is a basic configuration where files for editing and all cannot be supported. Better configurations are like Corei5, Corei7, Corei9 and the most recent one is Corei10 these configurations are very useful when it’s about running a variety of applications and projects.
- Generation: 1st or 2nd Generation laptops which were 2010-11 make are the oldest generation and generally heavy and slow in speed, 4th and 5th generation laptops were little better in the factor of the machines, however the new generation laptops like 6th and 7th are usually not available for rental in the market.
- Price: When most people think about renting a laptop they begin their thought with “What price will it come up to”? Now the price depends on which brand, configuration, generation, the operating system you are desiring to have. The prices will differ from brand to brand and all the points above. A simpler way of looking at rentals is that monthly rental for a long term will be 4-5% of the normal market price, so let’s say a laptop costs 50,000/- in the market for buying a brand new one, now you get it on rent at 1900-2000/- monthly. So, this is where a person should count on while renting a laptop.
- Service: While renting a laptop, one must know the terms of services. In case if there are any hardware or software issues in the laptop will the company provide free services or the service charges should be paid extra. Not all companies provide free services while renting a laptop.
Well, now we all know what are the criteria’s to be considered while renting a laptop but we all should know what should be avoided while renting a laptop. So, here are the few points one should always avoid-
- Choosing a configuration without knowing applications – If you have to run a basic windows application then you will not need a high configuration system. So, there is no point in spending your hard work money on a laptop with high configuration if you are just using it for basic windows application.
- Negotiating only on price – There is no point negotiating only on the price because the laptop that they will give you will be from the oldest stock. If this happens then you will definitely be in a loss because the laptop will be of slow speed and being heavier than being of real use to you. So, think smart and know where to negotiate.
- Using pirated licenses – Let it be a brand new laptop or a rental laptop it’s always good to install a genuine licensed version of any software instead of using a pirated license. It might cost a bit more but it will be worth it.
These were a few points one must remember to avoid while renting a laptop.
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