Pentium 4 desktop computers generally rent for less per unit than notebook and laptop computers. Costs vary by length of time, location, specification and product availability. Monthly computer rentals cost less per day than daily rentals.
Length of Time
Many computer rental companies charge a daily, weekly rate and or a monthly rate. Tech Travel Agents, who book computer rental reservations worldwide, report that Pentium 4 desktop computer rentals start at approximately $149 per week in most markets in the United States and Canada. Based upon computer specification, availability and location required, prices can be 20% to 35% lower or higher.
Monthly rentals typically are around $225, but still dependent upon specification, availability and delivery location.
Location: Office Building or Convention Center
Convention center deliveries are generally more expensive than delivering to a business address. Often business addresses have close-in parking and easy access to the delivery / installation room. A convention center complex requires a concerted effort from both the rental company and the company receiving the equipment at the convention center. Often convention center deliveries are more time consuming and costly to deliver, install and pickup afterwards.
Typically a computer rental consists of an Intel Pentium 4, Computer running Windows XP. Standard RAM is 256 to 512mb, 30gb or larger hard drives. Higher computer specifications cost more to rent. For example: if you require advanced graphic cards, more ram, a different operating system or software installed, computer rental rates will increase.
Supply and demand issues come into play in the computer rental business too. Supply can be affected by the number of competitors and total computer rental units (known as a rental pool) in a given market area.
The 21st Century
This century, the rental industry is more complex and dynamic than last. New product innovations such as 82″ plasma flat screen displays, and dual core processors, are available for rent. More complex products mean better corporate events. If you are still using an old notebook to run your PowerPoint presentation, consider stepping up to the most modern technology with products from computer rental firms.
Rent for Projects and Save
Renting is perfect for companies hiring temporary employees, attending conferences, tradeshows, providing computer training and engaged in accounting/finance projects. These companies realize lower costs, less use of capital, and no maintenance and write-off expenses.