Several years ago PC manufacturers created a “race to the bottom” and the end result is that the computers and laptops you see in department stores aren’t up to business standard. They’re designed for home users to perform quick tasks, not run a full 8 hour (or more) workload. They generally have only a 1 year warranty and the ‘Home” version of Windows. The build quality is subpar and there is no consistency in their offerings from month to month. Managing warranties is a nightmare.
Business grade systems have additional features that your business needs, plus longer warranties and better support. Considering the cybersecurity climate we live in, taking a special interest in the security offered by the business grade technology is a wise decision.
Here are the minimum recommend specifications for a business grade workstation:
- Intel i5 processor
- 8GB Ram
- 256GB Solid State Hard Drive
- TPM chip (To facilitate disk encryption)
- 3 Year Warranty
- “Pro” Version of windows
95% of the users that we support are well served by this configuration, so if the computer you’re considering meets those requirements, you’re good to purchase it anywhere. We generally have 5 or more Dell Optiplex workstations meeting these requirements in stock at all times so we can act quickly when one of our clients needs a replacement. To inquire about a new workstation deployment, reach out to us at 317-497-5500 or fill out the form on the right.