Should we choose laptops, desktops, or tablets for our team?

It’s a common question every business owner or manager asks at some point.

Really, it depends on your business size, type, team, and IT needs. Let’s take a look at each device in turn to see which arrangement best fits your business operations:

Benefits of desktop computers

Desktop computers have been around for eons – and everyone knows what those big clunky beige things look like! Today, there are many more options that are small, sleek, and very powerful.

Why opt for desktop computers? Well, you can just waltz in, sit down, and get straight to work; there’s no delay to get going. Desktops also support much larger resolutions on the display. Given that screen real estate is king these days, a supersized screen can make your work easier – and productivity improve.

Desktops also allow greater flexibility to plug in external devices such as multiple external displays, printers, head sets, head phones and VoIP devices.

You also get greater control over what data and information users can take home – or access remotely – which can be a crucial security consideration.

Benefits of laptops

If you employ people who need to work off-site or from multiple locations, laptops tick the box. They are available in all sorts of sizes and performance types. Laptops provide a lot of flexibility – just close the screen and take it with you. And while they do have a shorter lifespan than desktops, laptops are ideal for crafting creative content and other work suited to portability.

Benefits of tablets

Tablets are fantastic devices for consuming content. That is, reading, watching, and browsing content online. If you go off-site to work with clients, a tablet is a light, portable device that gives you instant access to files. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to operate using the touch screen.

When it comes to creating content, however, tables are a pain. Typing or editing documents is cumbersome. Tablets also tend not to come with specialised software that work on your laptop or desktop. They are also far more restrictive with storage capacity.

Interestingly, while tablets were all the rage in recent years, sales are now in decline. And that’s because buyers have found that getting work done on a tablet is slow and frustrating.

So, what should you choose?

Many businesses find that a combination of devices is ideal: desktops for office-based staff, laptops for remote workers and management, and tablets for consuming content and presenting to clients on-the-go.

Need expert advice to choose and use devices for your business?
Speak to the experienced team at Stanfield IT on 1300 910 333