Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Office Hardware You Need To Start A Business by De Villiers Wolhuter Commercial & SADC Head at Acer Africa

Written by
De Villiers Wolhuter Commercial & SADC Head at Acer Africa

Starting a new business is never an easy task, but when you’re equipped with the right hardware, it puts you one step closer to reaching your goals. The same can be said for small businesses looking to branch out, acquire new business or expand on current offerings – reliable hardware can make or break growth.

But what exactly should you be looking for when choosing a device? With so many manufacturing brands, different spec tiers and, of course, prices to consider, it can get quite overwhelming before settling on a new piece of technology. Does one invest in a PC with a high-tech monitor or go for the convenience that a laptop provides? Let’s delve a little deeper into what you should be looking for when choosing office equipment.

Scout out the deals
The first step to picking a laptop is deciding on a comfortable price point. Without mapping out a clear game plan, you stand the risk of overspending. Luckily, there is always a great deal on tech somewhere. From official brand websites to licensed companies like PC Express and even Takealot, discounted purchases can save you quite the penny when setting up your workspace. Discounts, which can be used for laptop bags, keyboards, computer mice, printers, etc.

When investing in these deals, it’s important to enquire about product warranties. Companies like Acer offers customers warranties of up to three years. By opting for better quality branded products, customers tend to save more in the long-haul because these warranties exempt them from repair and upkeep costs.

It’s also recommended that you choose one device manufacturer and a few model variations from the start. In doing so, it will simplify maintenance management in future.

What will it be used for?
Next, consider who will be working on the device. Receptionists, interns and general employees will most likely require a device while working from the office. These devices will need to empower them to complete day-to-day tasks. Something like a desktop computer and monitor will work optimally to ensure everyday objectives are met. Acer offers quite a range of everyday-suitable monitors, including the Acer 19.5" Monitor with EcoDisplay, the 27" Monitor with DVI HDMI, and the 24" Monitor with DVI HDMI, ranging from R1,299.00 to R3,499.00. All these come with a three-year manufacturer warranty.

However, the creative department (specifically graphic designers) might need a device with a little more oomph. Introducing the Acer Aspire range, one of the best designing laptops on the market. With 1920 x 1080 resolution, it runs quickly and smoothly, and the 16GB of RAM and terabyte hard drive is all you need to store corporate creations and brand CI’s – a must-have for all start-ups and small businesses.

But when you or your staff need to occasionally work after-hours, travel to see clients or take the device home after every workday for security reasons, we highly recommend the versatility of a lightweight, battery-powered laptop. Acer offers various laptops starting at R16,599.00, including the Acer TravelMate designed with business managers’ needs in mind and the Acer Aspire range for managerial teams and those required to work remotely.

When you do the research and understand the technical requirements of your team, you’ll be able to comfortably set up a successful office workspace. For the best deals, latest technology and expert purchasing advice, visit the Acer website.