Popular Configurations

Newer generations of Intel Core i3 are increasingly considered good enough for corporate usage. RAM requirements have increased to 8GB and SSDs are in demand

HP 240 laptop front-facing
HP 240 series
  • Intel Core i3
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1TB hard-drive or 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 Pro
Apple iMac 21.5 all-in-one desktop
Apple iMac 21.5 4K
  • Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB fusion
  • 21.5" 4K display
Lenovo Thinkbook laptop front-facing
Lenovo Thinkbook series
  • Intel Core i5
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256/512GB SSD
  • Windows 10 Pro
HP ZBook Firefly laptop
HP ZBook Firefly
  • Intel Core i7 10th gen
  • 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD
  • NVIDIA Quadro 4GB graphics
  • Windows 10 Pro more

Laptops vs Desktops

Desktops are cheaper to rent, provide bigger displays and, yes, harder to steal. Businesses where usage is strictly on-site, like exam centres, prefer desktops.

Laptops are very flexible and the default choice, nowadays, due to work-at-home requirements.

Go Big or Small?

Laptops with 14"-15" screens are the norm, but those with travel requirements prefer to rent 12" ultra-portable laptops

Some business use one or more monitors attached to laptops, and in those cases, opt for ultraportables for the smaller footprint.