When you need hardware for business, you want adequate performance but above all else, you need reliability. Here’s the brands you should be looking out for.
Top 5 most reliable desktop PC brands
- Packard Bell
Top 5 most reliable laptop brands
Best business laptops
- Apple MacBook series – continue to be great mix of performance and reliability
- Asus ZenBook UX series – good performer at much lower price than Apple
- HP Pavillion X2 – low price and excellent performance
Reliability top tips
If your Windows computer is unreliable, one useful tool is the built-in reliability monitor. Click ‘start’ then type ‘reliability’ and select the reliability monitor. There you’ll see a diagram showing what broke and when. If something keeps failing that causes your computer break, that’s a good place to start looking.
Check out the most reliable tablet computers here.
Free computers or monitors
Freecycle is an extensive international giving-network where people advertise anything they’re looking to get rid of for free. There are regularly old computers on monitors on there which, if you have some computer knowledge, will often be suitable for basic office tasks such as word processing and email. All you have to do is respond quickly and be prepared to pick it up. Visit their homepage then enter your location and that’ll direct you to your local group where you can see what’s being offered (and join).