Based on the need
Not always the strength remains the same. You might hire or cut down on the team strength depending on the company’s business. In that scenario, rental laptops are a oon. You can easily rent when recruiting someone or terminate the tenure incase of layoffs. When you buy a laptop, you either pay EMIs or you have already transferred the full amount from your bank. If you hadn’t invested in gadgets, you might have saved money to pay your employees on time and invest in other aspects of business, like marketing, branding, etc…
Also, as a startup you are still in the testing phase. You never know which configuration is more useful and which is more than required. When you identify this, you can replace the laptop and sometimes it might help you save some extra money.
In-line with technology
If not everyday, you hear the launch of a new laptop by one of your brands every week. Technology is ever evolving and you can’t do anything but regret after your every purchase as there is a much better innovation happening every time. If your business requires you to be in touch with the latest technology and your employees to work and learn it, go rent your desired laptop and when needed upgrade it by replacing it with the recent launch.
So the next time you are confused between buying and renting a laptop, sit with a pen and paper and list down all the pros and cons. We bet, renting will weigh heavier, not on pockets but on savings.