Advantages Of Renting Instead Of Buying A Mac

By Jane Sheeba / April 15, 2013


In the past five years, Apple have steadily overtaken Microsoft as the most popular computer manufacturer in the world. Indeed, this new status is no small part due to the widespread popularity of the iPhone, iPod and more recently, the iPad.

Regardless, Apple’s core desktop and laptop computers – the iMac, MacBook and MacBook Pro, have set a new precedent for style and functionality which sets them apart from a whole host of emerging imitators. Apple’s aesthetically pleasing designs are second only to a reliability and performance which has in recent times formed the technological backbone of educational institutions, business workplaces and the creative industries.

Naturally, with this in mind, many of those without computers will of course be looking to acquire a Mac themselves. However, in many instances, renting instead of purchasing can be a safer and more affordable option.

Cheaper for Businesses

Perhaps the biggest deterrent for those considering a move to Mac is the considerable price tag. It’s true that quality does not come cheap and this can be a deal-breaker for many considering a move to Mac.

However, by renting instead of buying, you can in fact have the latest Mac models at a very affordable price. This can be particularly effective for businesses or educational institutions who only require the use of these systems for a limited time period.

In these instances, renting a Mac can be considerably cheaper than purchasing. Some rental companies will also let you keep a Mac after so many rental payments have been made.

Always Have the Latest

There is no denying that Apple computers are the trend setters when it comes to personal computers. Their style and build quality alone have made them very desirable to prospective purchasers.

Nonetheless, as trendy as a new Mac may seem now, after a couple of upgrades your Mac will quickly look and seem out-of-date. However, by renting a Mac, you will ensure that your hardware never looks dated and that your computer is always equipped with the latest software and the most powerful operating system.

Change to Suit Your Needs

Though the appearance of Apple computers has become in many ways uniform and streamlined, there are some fairly large distinctions that separate the various models. The MacBook of course is portable, as opposed to Apple’s desktop, the iMac.

The Macbook Air again, is even more portable than the MacBook but does not have the same operating power. The MacBook Pro is more powerful than both the MacBook or the MacBook Air, though also much bigger than the Air.

In short, each model has its own advantages and selecting one above another will depend entirely on your own requirements. But what if your requirements one week are very different from the next? Perhaps you need the speed and operating power of the iMac one week, and then the portability of the MacBook Air the next.

By renting, you are not limited to one type of computer. You can have the model you require, when you require it.

James Raglan writes for who offer Apple Mac computer rental online.

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Jane Sheeba

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Rajeesh Nair - April 15, 2013

Sorry to say but I don’t agree to these advantages and I wonder if there are people who will rent Apple Mac products. At the rental cost for one month I can get a good laptop of any other brand.. and if I save for 2-3 months the same amount I can even get a MacBook Air or Pro..
So why should one rent it?

James - April 17, 2013

That’s true, but people will pay a premium for Apple products. I think things like laptop rentals are mainly aimed at business where convenience is more important than cost.

Simona - April 30, 2013

I have never owned or used a Mac and I am incredibly curious of what these computers could offer me. Being a student, I cannot afford one and I would rent one as soon as possible if I could find the place to do this. Are there sites or companies that offer rental services?

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