The day has come. Support for Windows XP has ended and it is no longer easy to keep your old business PCs running. The good news is that now's the best time for an upgrade. With Windows 8 and the latest generation of Intel-powered PCs, there are now smarter and faster ways to do better business.
Holding off on replacing your older business PCs may seem like a cost-saving strategy but constantly supporting your older PCs may end up being more expensive1. See how much you’ll save with this ROI calculator2.
|ROI Calculator||Windows* XP||Windows* 7|
|Estimated annual maintenance cost per PC2||$870||$168|
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PCs have evolved a lot in the last few years. With a new PC powered by the latest Intel® Core processor family performing 3 times faster, you can run multiple applications and create multimedia presentations simultaneously3,4,5,6 on laptops lighter than 1.8 kilograms7. Best of all, the average price for a new computer is only US$200 less than it was 4 years ago8.
No operating system has ever looked and felt like this before. A Windows 8 upgrade will change the way your business uses computers. With better security9, performance levels and touch screen capabilities, Windows 8 lets you run your business faster, safer and smarter.See what else Windows 8 has to offer
The power and performance of Intel processers work in harmony with the new Windows 8 touch experience10. With up to start up speeds almost 4 times faster3,11 and 57% longer battery life3,12, you can boost the productivity of your business with a more powerful processor and more efficient, longer lasting battery.Find an Intel Device that suits your business needs
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1. Studies have shown that for five-year-old PCs running Windows XP, user productivity costs per PC per year nearly doubled from US$177 in year two to US$766 in year five, while IT labour costs per PC per year jumped from US$451 in year two to US$766 in year five. For more information, download the IDC whitepaper, Mitigating Risk: Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea, at http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=29883
2. Based on the ROI analysis and methodology defined in the IDC whitepaper - ‘Mitigating Risk: Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea’, at http://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/download/details.aspx?id=29883
3. (Performance) Software and workloads used in performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance.
4. PCMark* 7 Score; New system comparison based on an OEM system with Intel® Core™ i5-3317U Processor and a 4-year old OEM system with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8600.
5. (Intel® HT Technology) Available on selected Intel® Core™ processors. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology-enabled system; consult your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. For more information, including details on which processors support Intel HT Technology, visit http://www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
6. (Built-in Visuals) Built-in visual features are not enabled on all PCs and optimised software may be required. Check with your system manufacturer. Learn more at http://www.intel.com/go/biv.
7. 2013. Based on an average weight of 1.3kg vs 3.3kg.
8. (Affordable) Based on the average retail price point for a new PC 4 years ago (2009) compared to the average retail price point for a new PC today (2013).
9. No system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Built-in security features available on selected Intel® Core™ processors may require additional software, hardware, services and/or an Internet connection. Results may vary depending upon configuration. Requires an enabled chipset, BIOS, firmware and software with data encryption, and service activation with a capable service provider. Consult your system manufacturer and service provider for availability and functionality. Service may not be available in all countries. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any other damages resulting thereof. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com.au/content/www/au/en/architecture-and-technology/anti-theft/anti-theft-general-technology.html
10. (Touch and/or Convertibility) Ultrabook™ products are offered in multiple models. Some models may not be available in your market. Consult your Ultrabook manufacturer. For more information and details, visit http://www.intel.com/ultrabook.
11. 2013. Measured by Mobilemark* 2012 Office Productivity Performance. Rating: 112 on new system vs 79 on 4-yr old.
12. 2012. Measured by Mobilemark 2012 Office Productivity Performance. Rating: 341 on Intel® Core™ i5-3320M vPro™ Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz) vs. 217 on Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8600 (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB)