The computer these days is like a credit card. It is something that you cannot leave the home without. But since the computer is heavy, perhaps it is not a good idea to bring this with you everywhere you go. Yes you can try those palm pilots and Blackberry’s but its size makes it so hard to browse. The only thing to do then will be to get a unit from a computer rental.
To do that, you have to find a company that does rent out computers. You will have an easier time looking for them online rather than flipping through the phone book. Some companies which you can check are ICC, Rent a Computer and Laptop Rent. If it is not available where you are going, better get it before you head down to the airport.
The rate of borrowing a computer from one vendor is different from another even if they charge customers on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Another factor that will determine the price is the kind of unit you are getting since there are various models in the market with different specifications.
If you get an Intel Pentium 4 which is very old, it will naturally be cheaper than a Intel Core Duo. The reason for this is power of the processor and a few other things if you decide to get a computer with certain requirements.
When you look for a computer rental online, you will notice that when you browse through their site, none of these companies will give you an answer right away how much it will cost to borrow from them. You have to fill up a form first which usually takes a few minutes and then they will email you shortly regarding your request.
Aside from the rental costs, you should also take note of certain things that goes with the contract. This includes data management fees, travel or pickup fees and overdue fines. If it is not written in the contract, you better ask because all computer rental companies have it.
One you have the information from the different rental companies, compare the rates. You might find that renting a computer daily from one is cheaper than the other but the penalties of the other company are much higher.
If you are able to return the computer on time, then you don’t have to worry about it. This is just like borrowing a book from the public library and to avoid paying any penalties, be sure to return it or try to ask for an extension.
It is only after you have made up your mind which computer rental company to get the unit from should you ever call them. This will enable you to ask questions and try to figure out what else is included in the rental package. Do they offer maintenance service? Can you borrow other equipment and accessories?
Should you be satisfied with their answers, only then should you sign the contract and start using the rented unit.
Computer rentals are available all across the country and in some parts around the world. It just takes some time to look for one that can give you a good deal even if you are just using this for a short period of time.