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When you think of the holidays, most of us think of food, family and celebration. But when you’re a small business owner, it’s also time to prepare for the year ahead and set some new business priorities. Here at Microsoft, we understand that there are many to-do’s on every small business owner’s list and technology upgrades and needs are usually fairly high on that list.
With an ever expanding competitive market, it is critical to have the best technology possible to support your small business – not only to get the most ROI, but to gain that competitive edge with the latest capabilities to offer customers even more value. Small businesses want technology that not only provides an enjoyable experience, but one that keeps their business and employees secure, productive, mobile and well supported year-round. And, with the end of support for Windows XP quickly approaching in April 2014, there really is no better time to upgrade your software and hardware than this holiday season for a better start to the New Year.
Microsoft designed Windows 7 Professional with those small business needs in mind and there is an array of new, innovative business PCs to meet every small business’ need and price point. It’s time to put up the tree, spread some holiday cheer, and deck the halls with the latest PCs!
Here are just a few of the PCs that are out in the marketplace this holiday season:
Acer Aspire Timeline X 4830T
The PC that is ideal for the user that wants it all in one, whether at home, school or office. Stay productive, secure, and mobile with this machine that meets demanding PC needs. Added bonus: The high-definition widescreen guarantees you'll have a crystal-clear view of digital life wherever you are.
Dell Vostro V131
This was the machine made with small business customers in mind. Ultra-thin and only 3.6 pounds, it is easily taken on the go, whether it’s meeting with a customer or sitting at a coffee shop. Added bonus: 9.5 hours of battery life ensures that you can rely on this for most of the day.
HP ProBook 5330
This HP business notebook is ideal for small businesses because of the thin, lightweight, and compact nature. This secure notebook has a 13.3” diagonal display, that will amp up your performance in and out of the office. Added bonus: a sleep design with magnesium bottom, aluminum enclosure, and radiant dual-tone finish.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1
If you’re looking for an executive performance notebook that takes your small business to enterprise level, look no further than the thinnest Thinkpad ever made. At only 3.7 pounds and 0.7 inches thick, this machine gives mobile freedom. Added bonus: The Lenovo RapidCharge battery technology recharges batteries to 80% capacity in all of 30 minutes.
Samsung 900X 1B
Amazingly light and incredibly strong, the Samsung 900x is the world’s first and only laptop made with aircraft material, Duralumin. It offers cutting-edge technologies, such as a display that is two times brighter than conventional displays, and an amazing 12-second boot time. Added bonus: The elegantly crafted design with uniquely curved-shape and a new ecosystem of accessories allows you to stand out in the crowd.
Toshiba Portege Z830
Behold the world’s lightest 13” Ultrabook at 2.5 pounds. Featuring a reinforced case, spill-resistant keyboard, and advanced AirFlow cooling, this machine keeps you comfortable and your data safe while on-the-go. Added bonus: the superb home theater capabilities – HD LED-backlit display and immersive surround sound – let you enjoy yourself along the way.
So if you’re a small business owner, make it a point to take your list, check it twice, and make those technology wishes come true this holiday season. And to find out more information about business computer systems and what Microsoft offers small businesses, please click here. Also, to learn more about how you can buy new PCs check out http://www.microsoft.com/windows/business/get-a-new-pc.aspx.
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