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2017-06-06 23:16:46How To Run Your BusinessEnglishThat desktop computer might have a place in your heart, but it sure takes up room on your desk. Here are five reasons why you should switch...https://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/au_qrc/uploads/2017/06/lenovo-intuit_insitu-1.jpghttps://quickbooks.intuit.com/au/resources/how-to-run-your-business/why-its-time-to-ditch-the-desktop/Why it’s Time to Ditch the Desktop Computer | QuickBooks Australia

Why it’s time to ditch the desktop

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That desktop computer might have a place in your heart, but it sure takes up a lot of space on your desk. We’re not out to convert diehards, but if you’re already thinking about replacing your desktop, here are five good reasons it might be a good idea.


The mobility

You certainly don’t need to be sitting at a desk to achieve great things. With a laptop, you can write a winning product pitch from a poolside, or use cloud accounting software to assess your business health in a coffee shop on the other side of the world.

Mobility also means efficiency. You can complete small tasks during your commute or pay bills during that half an hour waiting at the airport gate. Having a laptop on your person means you’re able to kick goals during what would normally be considered ‘dead time’.

If you’re considering purchasing laptops for your employees, take into account that mobility enables them to close deals on the road or simply hot desk next to somebody they need on a project basis.  When your workforce is mobile, employees can work wherever, whenever – they’re not constrained by office hours and accessibility.


Save space

Not only does a laptop take up less space on a desk, but it actually eliminates the need for a desk or even an office. With a laptop, you can lodge your BAS and access payroll on the countertop of your boutique, or from a table in your restaurant. And just keep in mind that the less space you need, the less rent you pay!



There are few professional luxuries like responding to emails and watching your favourite Netflix series at the same time. Let’s be honest, you’re probably on your phone too after all, multitasking is a defining characteristic of our today’s society. Laptops also come in really handy when you’re using Youtube or online instructions to complete a physical chore like cooking or dying your hair.


Laptops are greater than ever

Think about the phone you had 5 years ago compared to the one you have now. Computer technology also evolves in just a few years. For example, compared to a 5yr old PC, today’s Lenovo machines have 65% more processing power – for faster multitasking. So you can switch between programs as your heart or job requires. Add to that specs like voice recognition, instant wake, 4K ultra high definition screens (that’s more pixels than full HD screens!), battery life up to 10hrs and you have some seriously incredible laptops on the market.


The sales are now!

Lenovo laptops are some of the best in the world, and at the moment, they’re on sale! Shop now for up to 30% off laptops before June 30 2017. And if you need one more reason, consider that when you want to upgrade in a few years, the resale value of laptops is generally a lot greater than desktops.

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