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Choose from a wide variety of products from well-known brands for any of your office equipment needs including Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, Computer Peripherals, Projectors, Scanners, Printers, Computer Components, Hard Drives/Storages and Softwares.
A laptop is perfect for people who are always out of the office and doing meetings from one place to another as you can work anywhere as long as you can sit. Macbooks are recommended if your office has already invested in the Apple ecosystem so file sharing between employees are easier. Windows laptops are perfect for the budget conscious as there are a lot of choices in every price range.
Desktops are preferred units for people who are always in the office, or those who are doing power-hungry tasks such as graphic design, video editing, and 3D renderings. Their size and easy access allow for expansion should you need it, or to replace any component.
This is the main display unit of any computer system. Other people use multiple monitors for increased efficiency in their programs. For designers and other visual artists, an LED IPS monitor is recommended because of its accurate color reproduction. Make sure your desktop (or laptop if to be used as an extension) has a dedicated graphics card that can handle the demand of the monitor, otherwise you might need to upgrade.
Peripherals are more for desktop units as these are modular, meaning you can choose separate items for your units, unlike in a laptop where everything is built-in. The advantage here is if one of them fails, it would be easy and cheaper to replace. Things like keyboard and mouse are the most prone to failure due to them being the most exposed, but it's also not that expensive to replace.
A monitor is not an overall solution for display if you're presenting infront of many people. A projector is more ideal since it can put out a 100-inch display in a compact form-factor.
Buying a projector can be tricky so here are some crucial specs to consider.
Projector Technology - LCD are the most widely available and tend to be bright and have high color accuracy. DLPs have higher contrast ratios, meaning blacks are more blacks, but they also tend to be less color accurate. LCoS are the best of both worlds, but are pricey than the previous two.
Resolution - be wary of this as some projectors say they have 1080p resolution, when they only mean they can accept up to 1080p, but their output would be lower. Look for the term Native Resolution as that means it's the output resolution for the projector. If you play a 1080p movie in your computer and show it through a 800x400 resolution, it will be less sharp than what you'll see in your monitor.
Contrast Ratio: the higher the number is basically better, meaning the blacks will be dark and white will be white.
Lumens: This is basically the measure of how bright the projection would be. A small room without any light can do with 2,000 lumens. A classroom that cannot turn off all lights can go with 3,000-4,000 lumens.
Printers and Scanners
Printers can be complicated too, but it's easy to decide once you know what its main use would be.
Inkjet - basically a consumer grade option that's more affordable. It also allows for printing of photos with accurate colors.
Laser - these have less color accuracy but recommended for office use due to its faster printing speed of documents.
There are also printers with built-in scanners to lessen additional costs. Some even have wifi so you can print documents from anywhere you are in the office, without plugging in your laptop.
These components, except for a few that will be indicated, are applicable to both desktop and laptop and can serve as reference on how good the unit's performance is.
Processor - Basically the brains of your system affecting overall efficiency of the system. It's an easy decision to make, the more cores and higher speed in gigahertz, the more powerful your unit will be.
RAM - The Random Access Memory determines the amount of work you can do at a given time. The more RAM you have, the more apps you can use in a single time. Ideally 8GB of RAM is enough but if you're into professional applications like video editing, graphic design, 3D rendering, 16GB would be the minimum starting point.
Motherboard (desktop only) - It's the sort of house for the internal components as all of them will need to be plugged to a motherboard in order to function. It differs in sizes like iTX, micro-ATX, and ATX which determines just how much you can put into your system. Laptops have motherboard too but you cannot choose it separately.
Video Cards - A crucial component for graphics heavy workflows. A good video card with lots of RAM means you won't have to wait long to render videos, 3D projects, and you can make heavy photo manipulations without lag.
Power Supply Unit - It makes sure that all components will work their best by providing them with sufficient power. There are Power Supply calculators online that you can use to estimate how much wattage you need, but it's recommended to allot at least 100w allowance in case any of your components need more under heavy work load.
Sound Card - Most motherboards even in laptops have dedicated sound cards already and for the most part they are fine. However if you are doing some video editing and professional audio works, it's recommended you get a good sound card.
Optical Drives - It's a point of contention among offices since we're already in the disc-less age. However, there might come a time where you'll have to interact with a company who still uses CDs so it's better to have one just in case, than to have none at all when you need it.
This stores all the data in your computer. There are two types of hard drives now - a Solid State Drive and SATA hard drive - or the regular HDs available today. The difference is SSDs are faster and more power efficient, while SATA hard drives are cheaper per gig. People tend to use a low-storage SSD just to store the operating system and apps so they load up quickly, while a normal hard drive for all files.
In order to use the desktop and laptops, you'll need softwares that will manipulate those physical components on what to do. These include operating systems to manage your computer, video editing, business and finance to manage company stats, graphic softwares, servers, and security software to keep the computers virus free.