Getting a short-term, business-to-business laptop rental can be a really great deal if you find yourself in need of a temporary solution. Renting a laptop may seem like an odd concept but I assure you that it is not without its merits. Laptop rentals are wildly popular with business professionals that are attending, presenting at or setting up a booth at an event or are traveling for an important business meeting or conference. Laptop rentals allow you to have all the benefits of a top-of-the-line laptop without having to buy one!
Laptop Rentals are lightweight, portable, sleek, and powerful which makes them perfect for a wide array of situations, like training classes, projects or presentations. Some people rent a single laptop for use during a business presentation whereas others rent 1,000 laptops for large training seminars or classes. I've even seen people rent a laptop to assist with tax season when an extra laptop can come in real handy.
Any laptop rental you need can be customized to your exact specifications. Rentacomputer.com offers laptops with various amounts of processing power depending on your needs. If you need a quick and robust processor, then an Intel Core i7 processor will do the trick. If you only need to run a light and simple application then you may only need Core 2 Duo or Core i3 processor. If you're not sure what you need then one of Rentacomputer's Tech Travel Agents can help you decide which processor is right for your needs!
Your laptop rental can also come with a variety of memory capacities as well. If you need a lot of processing power then you may need a laptop with 8GB of RAM or more. The more RAM the laptop has the faster it will perform. However, if you are only using your laptop for simple tasks, like word processing, then a 2GB or 4GB rental should do you just fine.
But how much does a laptop rental cost? Well, that depends entirely on what you need. A traditional laptop rental from Rentacomputer.com typically costs $99 per day. However, there are a lot of different factors that can determine what your final cost is actually going to be. One factor is the type of laptop you need. A standard Windows Laptop Rental is usually $99. A MacBook Pro Rental is a bit more expensive at $175 and a high-end MacBook Air Rental will run you $220. But that's not all. There are 6 main factors that determine your laptop rental price: Lead Time, Specifications, Length of Time, Quantity Needed, Delivery Location, and Availability (learn more about that here).
If you are in need of a temporary laptop, whether it be for a convention, trade show, event, conference, meeting, training session or a temporary replacement for your personal laptop then a laptop rental is a pretty smart bet! Rentacomputer.com offers local delivery and installation anywhere in the United States and their professional Tech Travel Agents will work with you every step of the way to ensure that what you're getting is exactly what you want and need!
InfoComm15 wrapped up at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida last week. The event is the largest professional AV trade show in North America and features the latest technologies for audio, visual, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution and more!
At this year's event, APG Displays was on hand to show off their new Leyard 1.9mm LED display. The display, which looks very impressive, has the ability to be scaled infinitely as large as you want. The representative from APG noted that the display can be used in lobbies, corporate retail environments, and broadcast studios and that there has already been a lot of success with the technology.
You can check out the full video below or head on over to APG Displays to learn more.
When you think of the top brand names for tech out there, all begging for your hard earned cash, you're probably thinking of Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft. You're more than likely going to be thinking of those brands specifically. With their massive marketing campaigns it's no wonder that's just the way it is. But despite some great marketing we all have heard that news that Microsoft has been somewhat lacking in the sales department. There is however no lack of competitors that have picked up on this and started taking shots at the larger name brands. Companies like Lenovo are coming up with commercials, and overall marketing tactics, that are taking on the old school tech giants and pointing out legitimate facts.
That being said, Lenovo seems to have their ducks in a row in terms of what they have to offer right now. Is it enough to take on the top dog though?
The Lenovo Yoga Pro 3
Lenovo prides itself on their Yoga line, mainly because of the devices remarkable ability to do Yoga... sort of. Essentially this name means that the device can bend in ways that a typical laptop couldn't and comes with touch screen capabilities to boot. This laptop is able to have it's screen bend all the way back to the point that the keyboard and the screen are facing back to back. You have the laptop's "tablet" mode where it could function as a laptop, and then you have the tent mode for when you'd like to watch movies or videos without holding the device. It's a laptop and tablet all in one, without the detachable keyboard niche. What's holding it back from really taking on Apple's Macbook Air? Let's just say $900 sounds a lot better for a product, than $1,300.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
When you think of tablets, you probably don't think about them including built-in projectors. With Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, that's actually exactly what you're getting though. This tablet comes in with a built-in pico projector that can throw a 50-inch theater image on any surface. Nifty? Completely. Necessary? Debatable. Yes, there are many implications that could be utilized with this device. Don't want to use your company's projector to get your presentation done? This tablet can display your presentation for you, and store everything else you may need. Do you just want to have a relaxing night with some friends watching cat videos and eating pizza? Well you can do that too if that's what you choose. The tablet itself has a 15 hour lifespan when not throwing images on walls. Not a bad life for a tablet at all, and again, the business uses for this really justify the use of the projector.
Is It Enough?
Lenovo might have laptops that bend and turn in to tablets. They might have tablets that have projectors built into them. The only problem is that they're missing one crucial element; the fanbase. The market is flooded by the 3 main top tier competitors in the market and Lenovo just isn't one of them. This, in no way, suggests that their products are bad in any way shape or form. The fact that Apple still holds the largest portion of the consumer tech market means that it's just that much harder for the other two companies, and even more so for sister companies like Lenovo. The fact that they're using Microsoft's financial backing to create commercials that go up against the tech giant does say something about the company and it's products, however.
There is no sure fire way to say whether or not Lenovo's products will hold a candle to Apple's product line, but if you're able to stand up to Apple, that shows that there is some merit there.
Without a doubt though, Lenovo is definitely stepping up their game, and people should be on the lookout.
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Dell already released new versions of their Latitude 3000 and 5000 series business notebooks that are lighter and thinner before. On top of that, they are also releasing a 12-inch version of their Latitude 5000 laptop. It will go on sale starting September 25th. The idea behind it is to steal some of the business from Lenovo who has a similar laptop that is around the same size.
The key difference between the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 and the Dell Latitude 12 5000 is the fact that the Dell doesn't have a trackpoint in the middle of the keyboard. Some people prefer the trackpoint, and other people think that it just gets in the way and prefer to not have it at all. The trackpoint will be on the 14-inch and 17-inch latitude models though. It also has a nice comfortable backlit keyboard.
The Latitude 12 comes with a smart card reader located on the left side and a USB, mini Display Port and an SD card reader located on the right. There is a connector on the bottom of the laptop so that you can hook it up to a Dell dock. This will give you even more ports to choose from. It also has an optional fingerprint reader for security.
Along with the new Latitude 12, there have already been updates to the regular Latitude 3000 and 5000 series laptops as stated before. They are thinner, lighter, and even more durable. The new business-minded laptops now have a spill resistant keyboard, so you don't have to freak out when you spill your coffee on it by accident during a hectic work day. They also feature optional keyboard back lighting and security options like Dell Data Protection's Security Tools, Protected Workspace, and Encryption.
Although these newly updated laptops are going to go on sale this month, it may be a kind of bad time to buy them. Not that they aren't worth it, but right now they feature a 4th generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 4GB of ram, Intel HD Graphics 4400 or Nvidia GeForce 830M GPUs, a 1366 x 768 display and a 500GB hard drive. That is all well and good, but in January of next year they are going to get upgraded even more. At that point they will be featuring 5th generation Intel Celeron and Core i3/i5/i5 CPUs, up to 16GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 5500, a 1080p display and a 1TB hard drive.
The computers are already going to be fine, but if you can hold off just a few extra months, you will be able to get a way better version for about the same exact amount of money. Who wouldn't do that? Anyone who does purchase one this month and doesn't know about the coming upgrades is probably going to be very upset when they find out in January.
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The sales of Chromebooks are expected to exceed 5 million this year. The simple to use laptops with low costs are making a big impact on its competitors across the nation. Chromebooks will still remain a niche player and sales of laptops by Google Chrome OS is suppose to triple to 14.4 million by 2017. So if that prediction is true, Chromebooks would then represent 5% of all personal computers selling in 2017.
The Chromebook is the quickest personal computer to buy, prices vary from $220-300, making it an easy decision to buy if a computer is needed as soon as possible. Even though the notebook market in not doing as well as everyone hoped, the OEM's are trying to find the most accurate solution. Back in 2007, windows launched Netbooks, the cheap, lightweight and underpowered laptops. They peaked in 2009 but then fell vary quickly in 2010-2011. During that time they did however capture about 20% of the portable PC market, so now people believe history will repeat itself with Chromebooks.
With the expected increase in sales over the next few years, the hardware will steal share from Windows, and this is why Microsoft is concerned about the rise. At the moment, Microsoft certainly sees Chromebooks as a threat even when shipment levels are low. Because of this, the company has already ran anti-Chromebook advertisements and pledged to redefine values with laptops as low as $199. The low-pricing strategy will be driven by several factors including Windows 8.1 with Bing, or having a major discount with Windows licensing. But how much of a threat Chromebooks pose is unclear at this time, but 5% of sales is 5%, which is nearly as much as Apple's Mac current market share. Google might be able to boost sales even more if it expands distribution internationally. In 2013, just 82% of Chromebooks sold were North American customers. So what if more low priced Chromebooks were available to more regions globally? Not a bad idea to think about.
For now, all predictions are unclear, and it is possible that 2014 sales will turn out to be higher than expected.
How secure is your information? I don't ask this to scare you, but it is something that I feel we should all ask ourselves at one point or another. There are a lot of ways to steal information from the internet. Hackers can make short work of a shoddy firewall. Your emails are another thing that are at risk while online. There is much more information online than you could ever begin to imagine. All those little bits of data that we send-- messages, texts, emails, Facebook posts, Tweets, etc, are all information that can be taken from us if not protected adequately. For those of you who use Google Chrome, Google has just set you up with more adequate protection.
We send a lot of very personal information via email. We feel as if it might be a bit safer, simply due to the fact that it isn't directly handled by a human other than the receiver of the email. There is no postal service involved. That being said, there are some out there who know just how important some of the information in our emails is. These hackers can still get a hold of the information that is so important to you. All you need is to be sending an email talking about a new development project for your business and get that information taken from you via a hacker. That could be extremely detrimental to your business and your life. So with all of that being said, what is Google doing about it? Two words: Encryption Software.
While the plug-in isn't ready for consumer download via the Google Chrome app store, the new encryption software will help make your emails sent through Google more secure than ever. While Google already has it set up to offer HTTPS on its emails, their current data shows that, roughly, only half of the emails and message being sent are being sent and secured this way. Currently, the HTTPS helps secure the emails while they are in transit. The "TP" within the HTTPS stands for "transfer protocol", so that means that during the sending of the email, your email is protected. The new End-to-End software, however, will now be able to have your email encrypted while it's on your device or your recipient's device. As long as they are using Google Chrome and have the app downloaded, the emails will be safe and secure while resting on your computer.
There will be certain ways to encrypt and decrypt the emails, and it may take a bit more effort than most would like, but the appeal is in the added security. If you feel that the information you exchange with someone, whether it be family members or business partners, needs to remain private, using the encryption software won't be a big deal for you.
The source code for the software has been released to the community for review before the software is able to fully go live. Naturally, as soon as the software is all set up and ready to go, many businessmen and women who use Google Chrome may find it wise to download this app. It may be a bit more work, but there's nothing wrong with a little extra security, right?
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One of the best things you can do to help yourself grow, and also help your business grow, is to actively attend in-person networking events as often as possible. If you are an entrepreneur, conferences are an incredible way to keep up with new developments in your industry, finding out about beneficial new services, networking with other business owners, and even meeting potential new clients for yourself. You never know who you will meet or what the outcome could be!
Going to every conference ever can be really pricey considering the cost of flights these days. There are some conferences that certainly should not be overlooked though, so here are a few that you should strongly consider checking out!
FailCon is a really unique one-day conference for entrepreneurs, investors, developers, or anyone involved in the world of technology.
Everyone knows everyone's success stories, but no one ever hears about their previous failures and what it took to get there. FailCon is not only great for networking and everything else that a conference should be great for, but it really focuses on putting everything out there on the table. By studying everyone's failures, you can prepare yourself for success. Nothing can teach you how to win like learning how to fail, or how not to.
South By Southwest Interactive
South By Southwest has kind of lost touch with it's roots. It definitely isn't what it used to be, and some view it as more of an excuse to go on vacation and have fun while pretending to still be productive. But honestly, everyone goes, and it's still a fantastic place for networking. Honestly, because of its draw, it may be THE best place for networking and talking to potential clients. That's what this one is all about.
Society of Digital Agencies Global Member Meeting
Society of Digital Agencies Global Member Meeting is an invite only event where SoDA members can gather and network. The company itself basically represents the top companies and gives everyone an opportunity to unite and share their knowledge. This is great because everyone wins in the end. By collaborating in the business world, you will be able to expand your business to places that you never thought to be possible.
Digital Life Design conference
The Digital Life Design conference is actually right around the corner. It starts on May 1st in New York City. The conference brings industry leaders, startups and creative minds from all over the world together for one event. This year is extra special because it will be the first year that it will be in the United States. It is one of Europe's leading conferences, and we finally get to experience it right here in America. This is one that you for sure will want to attend.
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When Microsoft first released the new Windows 8 operating system consumers had mixed feelings, to say the least. The operating system was clearly designed with touch-screen devices in mind, which was great if it was actually used on a touch screen. Users still using traditional PCs and laptops found the interface unresponsive and hard to navigate, primarily due to the new and "improved" home screen.
The new home screen for Windows 8 was littered with tiles that offered you quick access to different things. The Windows 8.1 tile screen had things for apps and even links to sign out, switch users or lock windows. You were allowed customization options for the appearance of the Start screen but not much else and you certainly couldn't add features of functionality.
Start Screen Unlimited, however, aims to change all that. Start Screen Unlimited is a program for Windows 8 that allows you to add things to the Start screen. Some of the changes you can make include adding the date and time, a link to the Windows control panel and additional power options. In addition to that, you can also add a Google search bar directly to the start page as well.
After installing the program you will notice a tool bar in the upper right hand of the Start screen. Pressing the infinity logo allows you to move the toolbar anywhere you want on the screen with power options including hibernation, sleep, reboot and power off. In addition to that, the configuration options also provide you a link to the control panel as well as allow you to close the toolbar. Finally, the "i" button allows you to send user feedback, buy the deluxe edition or check for updates.
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The addition of the Google search bar is nice as it allows you to search for things directly from the Start screen, though a physical keyboard is required.If you use the official Google search app for Windows then a touch keyboard is automatically brought up, which is a better option for touchscreen users.
There are currently two versions of this program for Windows 8, the Lite version and the Deluxe version with the Lite version being free. Ponying up some money for the Deluxe version will allow users to use the program for commercial use while also adding more customization options for your menu.
If you hate Windows 8 then this program probably won't appeal to you, though users who are moderately happy with the operating system or are simply looking for more ways to customize their Windows 8 Start Screen will find many uses for this program. Determining whether or not you need the Lite or Deluxe versions completely depends on how much customization you want or need for your personal preferences.