As your business continues to grow, having reliable IT support is crucial to ensure that your computer hardware can keep up with the increasing demands. At Qbit, we specialise in providing commercial-grade computer hardware for businesses of all sizes, backed by a 3-year onsite warranty from the manufacturer. While the often lower price of consumer-grade can be tempting, there are many reasons why commercial-grade hardware should be chosen over cheaper consumer-grade options from retail stores.
One of the primary disadvantages of consumer-grade hardware is that it often comes preinstalled with the Home edition of Windows, which lacks many of the features of Windows Professional. Businesses require features, like remote desktop access, domain connectivity, and advanced security options that are only available in the Professional editions.
Upgrading to Windows Professional can be a costly and time-consuming process that usually ends up with you paying more than you would have for commercial-grade hardware. With Qbit and the assistance of your account manager, you can be confident that your computers come with the necessary features and software to meet your business’s needs.
Apart from the software limitations, consumer-grade hardware is also not designed to withstand the demands of a business environment. It is generally built with lower-quality components that are not as durable or reliable as commercial-grade hardware. On the other hand, commercial-grade hardware is designed specifically for use in a business environment.
While the hardware may be more expensive, it is designed to last longer and handle the increased workloads as it is built with high-quality materials that are durable and can withstand heavy usage. This means that it is less likely to break or malfunction. This reliability is crucial in a business environment where downtime can be costly.
Another significant advantage of buying commercial-grade hardware from Qbit is our 3-year onsite warranty from the manufacturer. In contrast, most retail stores provide a one-year “return to the shop” warranty. With Qbit, you can rest assured that your hardware is covered for a more extended period, with next business day onsite service, and in the unlikely event of a warranty claim, we handle it, saving your business valuable time and money.
When it comes to buying hardware, we understand that the initial cost is often a significant consideration. Consumer-grade hardware is often less expensive than commercial-grade options, which can be tempting for businesses looking to save money. However, it’s essential to remember that the true cost of hardware goes beyond the initial purchase price. Cheaper hardware may have a shorter lifespan, require more repairs, and be more vulnerable to security threats.
All these factors can add up over time and end up costing your business more in the long run.
When you purchase your hardware from Qbit you can be confident that you’re getting high-quality products from a trusted and experienced supplier. We have years of experience providing hardware solutions to businesses of all sizes, and we’re committed to providing personalised support and service to all our customers.