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!
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.
Thinking Of A Tablet Rental For Your Next Event?
Call www.Rentacomputer.com Today At 800-736-8772
It really is nothing out of the norm to see new technology. But, there very few times when a new device emerges that we are actually excited about. Albeit, the name of the product definitely helps, there are usually more than enough releases to hold us over till "The Big One" comes out at whatever time it scheduled. Recently we saw the Mobile World Congress event unfold, and while there were quite a few releases that we were all excited for, there was one that had everyone's attention. The release of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has had rumors circulating about it for a while now, but it was finally released at the Unpacked 5 Event at the Mobile World Congress.
Samsung also released two new successors to the Galaxy Gear; The Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo. They also have now gotten into the fitness band area with the new Gear Fit. Needless to say, Samsung was not holding back at this years event.
The Galaxy S5 had a multitude of different rumors being spread about it. Some of these held up, while others were merely wishful thinking. For example, the highly anticipated 4K screen is actually a Full HD Super AMOLED 5.1 inch screen. Still not bad, but not 4K like everyone was expecting. However, this may be better as studies have shown that you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference in clarity when it comes to smaller screens, especially at closer distances. Don't think that just cause the 4K screen wasn't delivered though, that this new smartphone isn't working with some heavy ammunition. The bad boy is coming stock with QualComm Snapdragon, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core 2.5GHz processor. The phone also comes in a 16 or 32 gig storage model, along with a 2,800mAh battery. Obviously the S5 is stacked in terms of hardware, but there are a few other features as well.
For The Latest In Samsung Rentals For Your Next Event Call www.Rentacomputer.com Today At 800-736-8772
The biggest features that have been talked about are the water and dust resistance. That's right! The new S5 can be submerged in water up to 3 feet and still be in perfect working condition. The dust and water resistance are good up to the IP67 specifications. Next lets talk about the fingerprint scanner. Much like the iPhone 5S, the fingerprint scanner is built into the home button. The phone can be unlocked by swiping your finger over the scanner, but Samsung added another nifty feature. The same fingerprint scanning security can be utilized for specific documents that you may want to stay protected on your phone.
It is a pretty safe bet to say that Samsung's new Galaxy S5 was the one thing that everyone was excited for this year.There is not a release date for retail stores, or a price set, but we can expect to see this in the near future. Overall this phone looks to be quite the little powerhouse in terms of what it can. The hardware looks incredible, the waterproof feature is perfect for clumsy people like myself, and here is to hoping the fingerprint scanner holds up better than the iPhone 5S's did.
No matter what needs your business may have, the performance and portability of a tablet can help you out in some way. Tablets have changed the way we do many things, and they can open up doors and create opportunities for your business.
Have you ever thought about using tablets to collect customer data that will help your business? You can use tablets to let your customers take surveys or give feedback on their experience with you.
Here are some techniques and benefits:
Reach Every Customer... Ever.
Using a tablet is the easiest way to reach out to your customers to get feedback. Computers are not practical. They are too big and bulky and not even an option. Tablets are small and portable, so they eliminate inconvenience when approaching a customer. If you run a department store or a restaurant, you can have your staff out on the floor talking to customers and getting feedback from them. Not only is their feedback very valuable, but you would be surprised at how positively your customers will respond just knowing that you care enough to do that. Not only is that good for business in general, but chances are they will be willing to give you the data that you are looking for in order to improve your business. By equipping your staff with tablets, you will be able to reach an incredible amount of people and gather more data than you thought was possible.
For Nationwide Tablet Rentals For Your Next Business Event Or Project Call www.Rentacomputer.com Today At 800-736-8772
Make Life Easier
New tablets are pretty powerful. They can handle many aspects of your business, and they can definitely handle any customer. It literally makes delivering surveys and questionnaires easier than ever before. You couldn't use smartphones because that would be annoying, and like I said before, computers aren't even an option for this part of your business. Another way that you're probably failing at right now is by using paper to collect data. Not only is it the 21st century, but paper just sucks. It can get wet, lost, ripped, or maybe some people don't write so well and you can't read it. Simply handing someone a tablet takes care of every issue that I just pointed out.
Get It Done Faster
Tablets are super fast and easy to use for everyone. Let's say that you have a customer waiting in line to check out or waiting on their bill. How easy would it be to just slip them a tablet so that they could provide their feedback while they wait? They won't even be annoyed by having to write something or by listening to you tell them to call the number on the back of their receipt. They will probably be pleased to have something to pass the time while they wait, and when they are done and hit "submit", you already have all the information that you need to improve their experience the next time the visit. Using tablets in your business can help you raise your level of customer satisfaction immediately.
As the days slowly begin to bleed into weeks, we start to see just how advanced technology is becoming. In some ways it can seem scary and astonishing all in the same moment. We are starting to outsource our jobs to computers and machines. Yes that, we are beginning to utilize a more mechanized way of performing jobs. Even jobs such as delivery service. Take Amazon for example. Amazon is a company that is known for its online shopping and delivery services. They too are now doing their best to "keep up with the times". The company has now devised a way of delivering our packages to us that will leave some wondering if they may have seen a UFo in the air.Amazon has recently announced a new "drone" based delivery system. The company plans on calling it's new service Amazon Prime Air. CEO of the company, Jeff Bezos, claimed that the service could be running and in the air as soon as 4 to 5 years from now.As nice and cool as this may sound, Amazon may have a lot of red tape to cut through before they are truly ready for lift off.
The FAA, or Federal Aviation Administration, have a lot to sort through when it comes to approving the use of these commercial drones for actual flight through U.S. airspace. There is actually so much to sort through, that should the company start tomorrow, the "pilots" of the unmanned drones for strictly commercial purpose would have to apply for those positions, and would then have to be constantly reviewed, case by case. Needless to say, the new service and the FAA need to come to some sort of agreement to make this service possible. The FAA, however, already has plans to utilize umanned commercial drones as early as September 30th of 2015. One of the biggest reasons why the creating and working through the regulations have become so tedious, is due to the fact that it was expected that the drones would be manned by a remote pilot, but since Amazon is designing these drones to be completely autonomous, there would be no pilot directly manning each flight that the drone makes.
Did You Know Short Term Tablet Rentals Were Used To Test New FAA Rules For The Use Of Electronic Devices In Flight?
As it stands right now, there is only one commercial drone pilot who has been approved to make flights, who currently resides in the Arctic. Although there are many restrictions and regulations that need to be added into the FAA to make things like these drones and the Prime Air service take to the skies, there are plans to continually add to the regulations as the years go by. Currently autonomous unmanned drones are not allowed in the U.S.
Despite the, somewhat, unpromising remarks from the FAA, Amazon is still keeping their heads up. They have plans to continually work on newer and better model drones, and claims that what they have shown are merely prototypes. They await the rules and regulations of the FAA to make it possible for their program to take off.
What does this mean for businesses? Well think about this if you will. This might make things a bit easier when a company could be in need of certain items in a timely fashion. Don't want an employee stuck in traffic trying to pick up a package? Ordering from Amazon may soon become an invaluable asset in terms of saving time for companies. We will see what comes of this in the future, but as for now, don't expect to see these drones in the air any time soon.
According to some new reports from the developers of the Instapaper software, Apple's upcoming iPad Mini may not be all that different from the company's low-priced iPad 2. Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, in a recent statement found previously unseen device identifiers in his application's usage statistics: iPad2,5 and iPad2,6.
From what Arment said, those numbers are in line with the iPad2,1 through iPad2,4 and are used to identify various models in the iPad 2 family. However, Arment is convinced that the identifiers are not for a refresh of the iPad 2, which Apple launched back in early 2011 with the "new" iPad and now sells for $399 in a 16GB WiFi configuration.
"The iPad2,5 and iPad2,6 could be boring: GSM and CDMA versions of the die-shrunk iPad 2...bringing lower costs to the other iPad 2 configurations that are still for sale," Arment noted on his blog. "But now, even later in its life cycle that would be a pretty strange move."
Instead, Arment believes that this is pointing to the new, smaller iPad, dubbed the iPad Mini by most, which Apple is expected to introduce this fall. "The much more likely explanation is that the iPad2,5 and iPad2,6 are the new 'iPad Mini,'" Armen noted. "If so, this suggests that the iPad Mini is, effectively, an iPad 2."
this is true then it is actually a smart idea for Apple. Instead of re-releasing a decreased version of the iPad 2 and calling it something with "iPad 2" in the title, the company can release a smaller version of the device, slap a new name on it and sell it to consumers at a considerably lower cost.
Apple iPad rentals are some of the most popular that Rentacomputer.com has to offer. The devices themselves already come with incredible power and portability, making them very appealing to traveling businessman. If this device really is the iPad Mini then I can guarantee you that rentals of the product will be in high demand. What's better than renting a completely portable tablet? One that is even smaller and more portable!
Source: Computer World - 'iPad Mini' may be spinoff of iPad 2, says dev
If you have been using laptops and desktop computers to survey, take that survey on the road with an iPad.
You can rent from 1 to 1000 iPads for as short a time frame as a day or two. They're perfect for surveys says Darcy Mann of Rentacomputer.com. "More people are moving to the iPad to do surveys. Since the day the first iPad was available for sale, we were renting them and surveys are currently the #1 reason they want to rent an iPad."
Renting hundreds of iPads in hundreds of cities can give you the most accurate and up to date survey results. In fact, results can be polled in real time with apps such as QuickTapSurvey and iSurvey.
Survey apps are a professional market research tool for face to face surveys and kiosk data collection. Apple iPads and iPad kiosks are available to rent from Rentacomputer.com
Conduct surveys, gather survey results and have the results uploaded to corporate for computer analysis. With iSurvey you don’t need an Internet connection while conducting the surveys in the field. Offline results will be stored on the portable device and can be uploaded when an Internet connection becomes available.
If you need an internet connection, Rentacomputer.com can rent that along with the iPads. All models of iPads are available. The most popular unit rented right now is the iPad 2.
Acer recently revised its estimates and, as of right now, doesn't expect "explosive growth" for Windows 8 devices when the operating system launches in October. The CEO of Acer also cited a lack of consumer interest as one of the primary reasons for the new estimate. Acer CEO J.T. Wang was cited saying, "We are still waiting for the signal of the consumers' enthusiasm."
Acer is currently the world's third largest PC vendor and originally expected high growth for the company during the second half of this year. In particular, Acer believed that Windows 8 would help usher in a plethora of new notebooks and tablet devices to the market.
However, the rocky global economy and the uncertainty of the Windows ecosystem have Wang believing that the company will most likely see medium growth. "We see that a lot of PC brand companies and also the channels have a cautious attitude," Wang added. "Although everyone is preparing for the Windows 8 launch, but still there is a lot of reservation, and so we do not see the momentum for very explosive growth has been accumulated."
These "doom and gloom" remarks from Wang don't really surprise anybody though. Wang was quoted earlier asking Microsoft to not sell its own Windows 8 tablet, known as the Surface tablet, as it would hurt the PC vendor partners that Microsoft does business with, including Acer.
Apple currently dominates the tablet market with its juggernaut iPad. Things like iPad rentals have been soaring recently, along with other tablet and laptop rentals, and I would expect that number to increase with the release of the Surface tablet. Rentacomputer.com sees the influences that certain products have on the technology industry and the iPad definitely paved the way for things like Microsoft's Surface tablet.
Many people are looking to the Surface to dethrone Apple's iPad. Many have tried and the closest (in my opinion) anyone has come has to be Samsung and the Galaxy Tab. Unfortunately, Samsung and Apple are in a huge patent war right now so we can see how well that worked out. But maybe the Surface tablet has what it takes, we can only wait and see.
Source: PC World - Acer Does Not Expect 'Explosive Growth' for Windows 8 Later This Year
While I'm not a huge fan of the way Macs operate, I have to admit that they do have style. Maybe it's because my entire computing experience has been with Windows but I just can't get into using the Mac operating system. But I'm just one guy and Apple is definitely doing well as probably the most popular technology manufacturer in the world.
Apple's desktops are some of the best looking desktops on the market. Apple's new LED backlighting found in the iMac is able to push more light through each and every pixel, which helps it achieve the best picture possible. In addition to that, the all-in-one design makes the iMac one of the best looking desktops on the market. It has a slim profile, all-aluminum enclosure and only one cord needed to run, making it completely unique and professional.
However, Macs are expensive and aren't necessarily the best computers to just jump into in my opinion, especially if you are really used to using Windows, like I am. If only there were a way where you could have a Mac for a little bit and try it out to see if you really want to throw down the money to buy one.
Actually, there is an option that allows you to do just that! Renting an Apple iMac is the perfect solution for you if you are considering buying a Mac computer and you want to know what you are getting into before you commit. Rentacomputer.com offers all kinds of Apple computer rentals including Apple's all-in-one desktop, the iMac.
The iMac features an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 (depending on your preference) processor and comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. In addition to that, these desktops give you the option to add a super-fast 256GB SSD (solid-state drive). The iMac also comes in two different sizes, a 21.5" and a 27", both of which feature LED-backlight displays and pretty powerful graphics.
If you want to give Apple's iMac a try before you buy, consider renting one from Rentacomputer.com. Your Tech Travel Agent will have a professional engineer install and set up your iMac at your home or office and test it to make sure everything is working properly. And when you're done, the engineer will pack everything up and take it off your hands,taking all the hard work off your shoulders.
Danny Fey is the MacBook Rental Pro. See why he calls the MacBook Pro the Mobile Warrier of technology. MacBook Pros are availabe for rent in the following sizes - 13", 17" and 15".
To inquire about renting a MacBook Pro, contact a Tech Travel Agent from Rentacomputer.com at 800-736-8772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:www.Rentacomputer.com.