Strategic Tech Slideshow: Enterprise Laptop Refresh: 10 Tips Before You Buy

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-22-2010
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1. Stick With Windows 7

1. Stick With Windows 7

Windows 7 is a fine operating system for most employees. It works well, it's nicely designed, and it includes a virtual installation of Windows XP. That should help with the compatibility issues that typically arise when companies migrate to a new operating system.

Chances are, you're one of those companies that skipped a Windows Vista upgrade due to compatibility and security issues. That means many of the laptops and desktops in your operation are probably in desperate need of replacement. With Windows 7 here, the time has finally come for you to deploy new computers. Since the last time you bought laptops, the computing space has changed drastically. And the issues that governed your buying decisions years ago might not apply today. If it's time to update your laptops &#151or if you're considering replacing legacy desktops with a mobile alternative&#151here's what you need to know before you buy for your employees. From operating system choice to graphics capabilities, read on for a quick checklist on what to consider before your next laptop buying decision.



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