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It's not that difficult to find a store that sells notebooks, but it's very difficult to find one that sells custom laptops that will meet your company's needs exactly. Big box retailers like Best Buy and Staples only carry consumer notebooks with a "one size fits all" mentality, and that's not going to cut it for the professional who has very specific needs from their computing devices.

There's a few things you should keep in mind when you're looking to upgrade from your current computer.

  • Consider a switch to Mac: Windows has always been marketed as the operating system of choice for businesses, but the notion that an Apple Mac can't meet your needs as a professional is simply absurd. The clean, intuitive interface of Mac OS X combined with some great software offerings in the Mac App Store make the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air far and away the best computers available. And if you absolutely need to have Windows, keep in mind that you can install it on Mac and run both operating systems on a dual-boot system
  • Speed up your workflow with solid state: A traditional hard drive disk (HDD) has its benefits, mainly that it's much cheaper on a per-gigabyte basis. But solid state drives are coming down in price, and they provide a major boost in read and write times over HDDs. They're also more durable, meaning if you drop your notebook, you're a lot less likely to lose your data.

If it's been a while since you've thought about new customized laptops for your business, you'd be amazed at some of the advancements that have been made in technology the last few years. Check out the PortableOne online store for more information.

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