Advice on Financing XP Replacement Machines

XP End of Life Options

By now you should be very much aware of Microsoft XP going end of life in April 2014 and the potential security and support issues this could cause. As a reminder after this date Windows XP users will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft.

This month Microsoft announced that they will continue some security updates until July 2015 causing some confusion, however, all this update equates to is a security extension to prevent a torrent of attacks on millions of machines suddenly having unprotected systems whether sitting in corporate networks or in consumer homes. The End of Life for support still stands in April 2014 meaning general support and fixes for XP machines will become impractical for most.

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Sensible Upgrade Options

To help, we have listed below some sensible examples of desktop and laptop machines to replace any XP Machines that you still have as part of your network. These machines will give you increased performance and the ability to work on multiple tasks quickly and easily. They also offer a move to the latest and highly regarded Windows 8.1 Pro Operating System which can be downgraded to Windows 7 Pro if required:

Desktop PCXP Replacement Machines

HP ProDesk 400 G1 – Microtower
Intel Core i3 Processor
4GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive
HD Graphics Card
GigE Connectivity
Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro OS

Cost £418.77*

 

Laptop

HP 450 GO – Laptop
Intel Core i3 Processor
4GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive
15.6” HD Anti Glare Screen
Windows 8 Pro OS
Bluetooth
Fingerprint Reader

Cost £615.59*

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Have you Considered Leasing?

We understand that some companies have a large number of XP machines to replace which means that the upfront cost of the machines and software could be daunting or even prohibiting. Mirus work with a number of Leasing partners who can provide quotes which enable you to pay for the machines over a set period of months – spreading the cost – and allowing all the machines to be replaced at once. Speak to one of our Consultants to discuss this in more detail.

If you would like any further information or different options for replacement machines please contact us directly on 0845 519 5055 or email [email protected]-it.com

*At time of article publication