When you run your own business, you will need a good computer in order to keep track of everything from transactions to tax records.
There are some features that you will need to make sure your business desktop has,
so that it will perform to the high standards that will be required for you to run your business in the best possible way.
Many businesses have to run proprietary software or specialized business programs,
and if your computer is not powerful enough or fast enough, it may not be able to perform all the tasks you need it to.
Business Desktop Requirements:
The first thing you need to look at in a business computer is Intel Core i5 (make sure it’s a sixth generation or newer) or equivalent.
You will definitely need Windows 10 Professional, because anything less won’t keep up to today’s business requirements.
Select a computer with a 16 GB hard drive, too,
so it can run programs as fast and efficiently as you need it to.
A business computer should have at least 500 GB of internal storage to store all the data it needs to store.
Your monitor should be at least 17” with good resolution so that it is big enough to show everything from documents to scanned documents clearly.
A good quality printer that has scanning and copying capabilities is a must-have for a business.
You can own a printer or lease one, but either way,
make sure it is compatible with your desktop before you make any final decisions.
Regular backups are important for business records,
so you should have a couple of high-capacity external hard drives so you can back up your records weekly.
In these days of online meetings,
you will also need to equip your desktop with a decent webcam and a set of headphones with a microphone.