Business Gadget Guide for 2007

 

With 2007 gone by, it’s the perfect time to brainstorm strategies on how to increase sales for your company. Buying and investing in essential and relatively uncostly technology is the way to go. Here are some essentials you need to know:

Notebooks

 

Try to buy a notebook that is impressive and sleek, but is also powerful enough to handle computer-aided design and managing business statistics. In terms of presenting to clients, if you are a performance or clientele oriented business, you’ll definitely want a bigger screen-preferably a 15-inch or more display.

 

However, for those businesses that are more concentrated on manufacturing than performance that won’t cater to present to the customer, a line of notebooks called the “ruggeds” are a better investments because of their reliability and durability. Nonetheless, they are much more expensive than normal ones, but say, for instance, that you are on a construction site, then the ruggeds are better because it is less fragile.

 

Here’s some recommendations: Search for a notebook with a Pentium M or Pentium 4 processor and at least a 1GB of RAM. Also, be sure to looks for a notebook that has 64MB of memory dedicated to it, as this is a crucial element of any company’s investment in a laptop that some forget is essential. Investing in a good, long-term warranty is a good bet.

 

Because a notebook is generally useful for two to five years before it becomes dysfunctional, many manufacturers do extend the standard one-year warranties to corporate customers because of the value that these high-spending folks will shell out. This is a little know fact, so make sure to take advantage of this opportunity for a very nominal cost. Personally I recommend the HP Compaq Business Notebook because though it is beautiful and powerful, it incorporates all types of business-suited needs. This option tends to be in the $1,987 range.

 

Digital Cameras

 

Digital cameras are the essential way of life for most businesses, so it all comes down to resolution. Though most manufacturers recommend megapixel shopping, it’s definitely not the best advice. What’s really important, in fact, is the color quality, noise, and tonal range, which are much more important in determining imagine quality. However, pixel count is often useful in comparing cameras, so here’s what you should look for: pixels come together to form light-based images.

 

The number of millions of pixels-hence the megapixels-talk about the dimensions of the screen or photograph. For instance, a 6 megapixel camera would translate to imagines of roughly 2,700 by 1,950 pixels. This number-the greater the better-translates into a crisper and more efficient photo. In many industries, the digital camera serves as a paramount importance because it takes pool shots that can be potentially used in the company’s marketing efforts. That’s certainly why most businesses should search for higher-quality cameras, at least 5 megapixels or higher.

 

I personally recommend the Canon Powershot A80 for a relatively low price of $229. It has durability and reliability mixed in with effiency and greatness of image, truly the best combination for any camera.

 

Palms

 

In today’s hectic world of never ending meetings and appointments, handhelds are often vital for any businessperson’s chaotic world. Called personal digital assistants (PDA), they offer not only basic organizational software, such as address books and calendars, but are crammed with cool bonus features such as wireless connectivity-useful to check your email from remote locations-or even GPS navigation systems.

 

Three important things to look for are: 1) Memory-you probably need at least a 32 MB to be used best for a general businessperson that also has a memory expansion slot. 2) Battery life, especially if you are the person who travels much. 3) Finally, expect buying a protective screen or case to protect these not so durable nor cheap tech equipment from ruination. This is a point that many people forget to consider, usually with the consequence of much scratches and occasional, the defunct of the palms.

 

Good luck with your shopping list in 2007 to increase your business’s success in consideration for buying these tech products!

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