Each week we highlight some of the best tech deals for UK business – use this in conjunction with our
Why don’t we sell hardware ourselves? The traditional distribution channel is broken and consumers now get better deals than most businesses can through traditional distribution channels on all but the most specialist of equipment. While the best of the online
While we are mostly a service business these days, we can still spot a deal when we see one and we curate this weekly deal sheet to highlight some of the best tech deals in the UK. If you have specific requirements for volume purchases or if you need help planning your IT spend, do get in touch and we’ll see if we can work together. If you are having problems locating suppliers for specific products, let us know and we can point you in the right direction. Remember, we’re not looking for the cheapest kit around, but the best value for your business.
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Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 external drive – £40.97 inc VAT @ Amazon
Fast, portable drives like this are great for transporting data and making ad-hoc backups. With prices as low as this and a high-speed USB 3.0 connection, there is no excuse for not having backed up those files on the laptop. Even if you have most of your data on the cloud, there will still be things like photos and music that you may not want online – or you may have confidential files that don’t belong on the corporate network. Don’t wait until you have lost data before you get into the habit of backing up!
Acer KA270H 27″ Full HD – £108.32 ex VAT @ eBuyer
When it comes to monitors, bigger is better – more space to dock windows and keep an eye on message feeds, or just being able to read text comfortably. This Full HD model from Acer has a fast response time and connections for HDMI, DVI and VGA – so all PC bases are covered. The panel uses VA (Vertical Alignment) technology which gives good contrast ratios and wide viewing angle, so this would be a good office machine. For those of us who spend a lot of time sitting at a computer, a large screen is an essential productivity tool and you’ll also find its usually the one piece of IT kit that is most appreciated by your staff. Even if your IT budget won’t allow you to have the fastest desktop PCs, often a large screen will greatly improve the user experience and keep everyone happy for a little longer!
Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Duplex Scanner – £306.64 ex VAT @ eBuyer
If you are serious about going paperless at the office, or if you have a mountain of paper archives to digitise, this is the kind of kit you need. The ScanSnap ix500 is fast – scanning at up to 25ppm and it does both sides in a single pass. It has a 50 sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) and it is easily portable. That means you can take it around different sites with a laptop to deal with those paper problems that need to be addressed – wherever the location.
This scanner comes with an extensive software suite which makes it simple to scan and store thousands of pages quickly – and you can even configure cloud services and SharePoint document libraries as destinations for your scans.
If you have any quantity of documents you need to digitise, cheap flatbed scanners just won’t cut the mustard. You need the speed, accuracy and reliability of a scanner like the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500.
HP PageWide Pro 477dw Wireless Multifunction – £249.99 ex VAT @ eBuyer
- Colour & Mono Inkjet
- Up to 55ppm
- Fast First page
- USB, Network & Wireless
- Automatic Double-Sided Printing (Duplexing)
The PageWide Pro 477dw is a great all-rounder for business users – it’s fast, it produces quality output for general business documents, presentations and marketing materials, and it has best in class running costs.
With all the connection options you’ll need – USB, wired Ethernet and WiFi – the 477dw might be the only machine you need in the office.
This is eligible for HP’s current cashback promotion, which makes it an even better deal. For further details of this and other HP models eligible for HP’s Cashback promotion, check out this post.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Inch 32GB Android WiFi Tablet – £199.00 inc VAT at Argos Outlet on Ebay
The odd tablet is often handy around the office. They are good for one on one training and can be useful for casting to a big screen in a meeting room. These are also handy for trade shows and like to show off products to prospects. Larger tablets are most practical for this sort of thing. By their very nature, tablets are more prone to loss and breakage than other devices, so you don’t want these to be too expensive to replace.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a decent spec Android tablet from a leading manufacturer. This deal on the Argos outlet store on eBay is good value for business use. Model number is SM-T580NZKEBTU.
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If you have Office 365 or G-Suite or Zoho One, you probably aren’t making the most of the capabilities you are already paying for.
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