PC hire in Edinburgh is a fantastic option if you find yourself needing a computer to complete some work or to start a creative project. However, before you rush out to hire a PC you need to consider what you need and how it will meet your requirements.
Firstly, how much memory do you require? If you simply want to complete some simple tasks using programs such as Microsoft Word then you’ll be fine with a machine that has 1GB-2GB RAM and a 40-80GB hard drive. However, if you want to complete more mid-level tasks and do some gaming you’ll want at least 3GB RAM. Finally, if you’re carrying out graphics or editing work you’ll certainly want 4-8GB RAM in order to complete tasks smoothly. For creative work it is also worthwhile having a PC that has HD video and audio cards. If you plan on playing more modern and demanding games such as Crysis 2 you’ll also want to go for a higher end PC such as the HP 280UK.
Next you’ll need to consider the PC’s monitor. Once again for basic tasks you’ll only need very basic equipment. A 21 inch 4:3 monitor is sufficient for completing basic office tasks. However, if you want to use your machine for gaming or more visually detailed work you’ll require something a little more impressive. Firstly you’ll want a screen that displays in 16:9 widescreen (this is also useful if you want to watch films and TV on your PC) as most games and videos are produced in this format. You’ll also want to ensure that the screen provides HD playback.
Lastly you’ll want to take a look at the types of speaker system that are available to you. In all reality if you’re only using the PC for very basic games or tasks the audio isn’t very important. Some simple PC speakers will be fine. If you’re using the machine for editing or playing music, games and films on then you’ll want better quality. You can choose between standard high quality stereo speakers or ones with more bass resonance and surround sound. Keep in mind that if you want HD audio you need to make sure that the PC has the correct sound card installed.