Note: This guest post is brought to you by Rentsmart
As our circumstances, jobs and families change, so too do our technology needs. If you move abroad or relocate for work technology is what will anchor you to the people and family at home. The internet, a plethora of applications and escalating advances in technology makes it easier than ever to communicate across borders.
Move house and an iPad can provide the means to make the most of a longer commute. Or, have children and a desktop PC becomes a more family-friendly option than a laptop.
But that laptop, smartphone or iPad that changing circumstances call for can be expensive investments. This makes renting a smart alternative. Rather than paying a large upfront cash outlay, renting spreads the cost with simple, fixed monthly payments.
There are a number of other advantages to renting:
- When you rent a laptop or tablet, you don’t have to worry about the devaluation of the product or sinking your cash into something that will quickly become outdated. Renting gives you the flexibility to update to new technology at the end of your term, which means you’re not tied down to the same equipment should your needs or wants change.
- Renting processes are fast, so that you can get the equipment you need quickly at a reasonable monthly cost.
- If you use the equipment for business purposes, you may also be eligible for tax deductions.
Many businesses shoulder the technology costs for their employees if they are used for work purposes. But renting is still an attractive option – because the company is not actually buying you the computer, laptop or iPhone, the monthly rental cost is considered an operating cost. As such, it is tax deductible and reduces a business’ taxable income. So for businesses that need to provide their employees with the technology that they need, renting is a cost effective option.
So if your circumstances or technology needs change, then iPad rental, smartphone rental or computer rental could be the best option for you and your business.
(If you just desperately want the latest tablet, it’s also a cost efficient way to get your hands on that too!)