Computers & Servers

We sell computers and servers through major vendors like, Dell, HP and IBM.  We could write entire blog posts dedicated to the topic, but we strongly recommend against buying custom computers from small shops or purchasing  from the box stores (Best Buy, Costco, Etc).

Here are the main reasons:

  1.  The big guys like Dell, have entire engineering teams optimizing their computers for business use.
  2. ANYTHING you buy in a store is already dated 3 to 9 months no matter what the sales person tells you.
  3. We can have brand new computers shipped in 24 hours.
  4. You generally cannot buy business class hardware in-store, particularly in the Reno region.
  5.  The reason those computers are so cheap, is because they are taking the lowest bids from vendors around the world and hodge-podging a computer together that looks good on paper, but doesn’t necessarily perform well day in and day out for years at a time.
  6. Productivity matters!  Those inexpensive computers and servers add up to hours of wasted time every month.  Multiply those wasted minutes, by the number of users in your company by the number of working days in a year and see how much it comes out to.

Click here to see our current recommended business-class PC.

FAQ: How much does a computer for my business cost? (Collapsed, and when “+” is clicked the bullets below display)

  • Rough Answer:  $500 – $1080 Depending on what you need
  • Computer: $500 to $600
  • Monitor: $150
  • Office Suite: $240 Ask us about cloud alternatives @ $5/user/month!
  • Battery Backup: $60
  • Annual Anti-virus: $30
  • Seem Expensive?  See our blog post on why that $350 computer from Costco is not a good option for your business…

Servers:

Servers are expensive, complicated, and central to everything you will do in your business in the next 5 years. Please don’t buy one without professional advice. Call us today as we will never charge you to discuss your options.

FAQ: How much will a new server run us? (Collapsed, and when “+” is clicked the bullets below display)

  • This varies radically, but for an office with 15 users ball park $5K + labor.
  •  See our blog post on “Why do Servers Cost So Much!?” or another on “Do I need a “server” or will a regular computer work for us?”