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Editor Login / SMB PC & AV Rental / Why rent a computer?
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
11 Update by Brawlin Melgar, Lead Publisher
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Why rent a computer?

Why would anyone ever want to rent a computer?  Let's answer that question with another question. You already own a car, a place to sleep and a conference room at your office, why would you rent any of those things? In all cases the answer is the same. You need to satisfy a temporary need.

If you are out of town you might need to rent a car, a hotel room AND a computer.

When your car or computer breaks down, you need a temporary rental replacement or perhaps you just want to impress someone... you can rent a fast new car or a computer that would impress your client or your date.

People confuse computer renting with leasing. Renting is short term in nature and is very flexible. You can extend the rental or cancel at any time. Leasing, like buying, can't be cancelled without a 'severe penalty' once you have committed. Leasing is a fixed arrangement. Renting is totally flexible.

Use the same analogy for renting cars as for renting computers. You wouldn't rent a car from Hertz® or Avis® for three years, would you? You might lease a car for three years from GMAC® or a lease a computer from GE Equipment Leasing®, but you wouldn't be able to rent one for a day or two from those companies.

There are many more reasons to rent computers, projectors, and plasma displays than you might think.

For example, classroom computer training. can setup an entire classroom of computers and let you focus on your training program and not the hardware. Rental companies like have everything you need and a backup plan if something unexpected happens.

Conferences go more smoothly when you deploy the services of a rental company to handle the installation of sound systems, computers, large plasma flat screens, lcd projectors and other technology. Renting allows you to focus on your event and not hardware issues. Let the numerous hardware issues get handled by rental experts at

Convention displays are really impressive with 42" Flat Plasma Display Screens. Try lugging one of those from your home office. Renting plasma displays is a much better idea.

Temporary offices can be setup with rental computers, printers, copiers and fax machines. They will be configured to your company specifications and installed at any remote destination. has setup temporary offices in hotel rooms, trailers, warehouses and convention centers.  Temporary offices have been setup for State and Federal Supreme Courts, television networks covering presidential conventions, movie studios setting up at remote locations, and corporate mergers and takeovers.

Traveling executives won't have to lug portable computers through airports or other public transportation facilities. Executives can have technology preconfigured and tested, waiting at their final destination! Traveling with technology is one hassle that can be easily avoided with the Temporary Technology Travel Agent® services from <A title= href="

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