If you are in the market for an upgrade to your law office computers, HP has a new line that is worth taking a look at. They recently released a new model called the HP Pro 3130 Mini-tower Business PC. The computer is designed for professionals in small to midsize companies. The HP Pro 3130 is well equipped for most uses, but can also be upgraded for more demanding users. The computers run less than $600 per unit, so for professionals who have delayed upgrading their systems, it is an appealing option.
According to HP, quoted in Informationweek.com, "The HP Pro 3130 Mini-tower Business PC is intended as an affordable desktop PC, aimed at small-to-midsize businesses, and for businesses that require simple set-up, trusted technology and reliable support services." "A new HP Pro 3130 will run about 350% faster than a five-year-old desktop while using about half the electricity, and it will do things that the old machine will have trouble doing," says Kirk Godkin, Manager, America's Business PC and Display, HP.
If your law office is using slow, old, outdated computers, perhaps it is time to evaluate your workflow and ask whether your old system is saving you money, or losing you money. If your law office computers are more than three years old, you are not alone, but, you are probably making a mistake. Old computers generally have the following problems:
- Slower speed
- Increased security threats
- Higher repair costs
- Limited or non-existent warranty service
- Higher electricity costs
All of the above problems can cost your law firm money. Every minute you or an employee spends staring at the computer waiting for it to load is a minute that could have been used towards billable hours. Further, a security breach can threaten attorney-client confidentiality. So take a moment and ask yourself whether you are being penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to your computers.
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