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Sep 14

Could Windows Find Themselves On The Comeback With “Windows 9″?

I’m not the type to down talk Windows or anything from Microsoft, unless it’s the Xbox (sorry, Sony fanboy in that sense). I’ve worked with Microsoft Windows for the majority of my life, and it’s always felt like home to me. I think that Microsoft has always been one of the top tech companies out there. I feel as if they’re slowly going the way of Gateway however. Why do I say that? Well they’ve not done really well with catering to their customers wants and needs unfortunately. Their software has not been delivering and I’m not the only one who thinks that. There just so happens to be a new event scheduled for tomorrow, however, that shows that we may be getting a look at the new (and hopefully improved) software.

The Name Game

There have been a few different reference names for Microsoft’s new version of Windows. Naturally, “Windows 9″ is the most logical and what many of the people have been calling it. The name “Threshold” is still being circulated as well however because of leak that appeared earlier this week. There is also the possibility of the new software just being called “Windows”. While that might seem a bit odd and confusing there is a reason for it. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, had the thought of “One Windows” as a name possibility since the “Windows Phone” recently let go of the “Phone” in their name. No matter if the new software is called “Windows”, “Windows 9″, or “Ham and Cheese”, it doesn’t really matter. What is going to matter is how well the software runs in comparison to what has been seen with Windows 8/8.1.

Problems In The Past

When Windows released their Windows 8 and 8.1 software, they were met with less than stellar reviews. The bad reviews weren’t just for the faint of heart either. Many of Microsoft’s die-hard customers weren’t exactly happy with the new software and with good reason. Microsoft was pushing too hard to go after the consumer market instead of doing what they have always done best; catering to the enterprise of it all. They were trying to push a traditional desktop style operating system to be something more mobile in order to cater to what was popular. By doing that, it left many wondering how it was going to work as the ol’ trusty workstation that they’ve been before. This is where Microsoft needs to make their change with the new OS.

Stop Trying To Be Apple

I feel that Microsoft may have been dealing with an identity crisis. Instead of trying to push for a more “mobile” styling desktop OS, they should have been focusing on what they do well and how to do it better. Windows is still the top OS being used by many businesses today. Even though many enterprise workers still use this OS, they’ve been left in the dust because Microsoft was too busy trying to play touchscreen. The ability to add touch functionality to the Windows 8 operating system is nothing more than a novelty. Windows has always been known for productivity. Leave the touch sensors and “flappy birds” to Apple and Samsung. Don’t worry about the mobile market and worry more about how to make the enterprise happy.

Tuesday, September 30th, is when it all goes down. We can expect Windows to release their new software and show off some of the new top key functions. Hopefully, Microsoft has seen the error of their ways and will rectify the problem by putting the enterprise as their main focus instead of the the mobile consumer market. Microsoft may be down, but something tells me they are far from out.

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Sep 14

Apple Users! You’re Not A Safe As You Think You Are!

apple logoCalling all Apple users out there! We all know that our operating systems are known for being some of the most secure operating systems out on the market currently. While many of the people using Windows OS might deal with bugs and viruses, you don’t have to worry about that. You are exclusive. You are bulletproof… Right? You may have thought you were. You may have felt that your data archives and computers were safe. Unfortunately, even the mighty can fall. Apple computers and Linux users can now join those Windows OS users who have to deal with viruses and bugs. Why do you ask? There’s now a new “bug” out there affecting Apple and Linux, and it is a nasty one.

Apple Is Shell Shocked

Apple’s operating systems are known for being very secure, mainly due to the fact that Windows computers have been the main desktops used, generally. Because Window’s were more used, they were more targeted. Now, a new bug called “Shellshock”, or the “Bash Bug” is affecting Apple. We all remember the Heartbleed Virus and having to change our passwords, but this supposedly is much, much worse. You may be wondering how it could get worse than having these hackers access your data. Well what if they were able to control your computer entirely? That’s enough to make anyone get nervous. This new virus can take over individual computers and even servers to pick and choose the specific machines they’d like to access. They can then alter data, steal it, manipulate different source codes, or even delete data. While, yes there may still be a way that you get notified by seeing the date that someone was last altered, it still doesn’t change the fact that the data and your computer have been tampered with.

Potential Impact

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Cyber crime is not something to be taken lightly, and many computer companies understand this. This is why there are already patches being developed to counteract the virus. That being said this is, in fact, worse than Heartbleed because it can access servers and machines alike. The last thing that needs to happen is a cyber criminal gaining access to a large company’s server, and then they can access any computer on that server. All of the passwords, data, documents, blueprints, business plans, etc. would then be in the hands of someone who could then sell it to the highest bidder. With Heartbleed, all you really had to do was change a few passwords, where as this virus is going to require a bit more than that. Shellshock is not to be taken lightly at all.

What Can We Do?

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If your system has already been infected, there is really nothing that you can do. Changing your passwords and login information at that point won’t matter. The damage has already been done and the cyber criminals still have access to the server and its units. Thankfully, there are patches being mad that will be able to work with the systems and remedy the situation. At that point is when it’s advised to take precaution and change your passwords. There are many patches already being sent out to different systems in order to fix the problems. Apple OS X IS infected, and it can only be assumed that Apple is working on a patch to protect its many customers.

We dealt with the Heartbleed virus and there may be some of us feeling the affects. Now we have yet another threat that is now affecting Apple users who once thought they were “untouchable”. Cyber criminals are getting smarter, so that means we should all step up our security measures.

Has Apple’s “Shell Shock” Or “Bash Bug” Infected Your Systems? Do You Need A Temporary Solution? Contact www.Rentacomputer.com Today At 800-736-8772

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25
Sep 14

Apple May Be Rolling Out Two New iPads Next Month

Apple just had a huge event followed by the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, and all of that excitement was apparently not enough. They are reportedly planning another huge product launch next month, which is when two new iPads are supposed to be revealed.

A report from Apple Insider says that the company has been working on a project that has marketing deadlines for the middle of next month, which would lead up to a big event at the end of the month. There have been rumors for a long time about them releasing two new iPads, and this is around the same time that those were expected to be unveiled. And I mean, what in the world else could it be?

Also, Apple has a schedule that they seem to follow. It doesn’t really change from year to year, so you can kind of pin point what is going to happen each year. Last year, they announced two new iPads on October 22nd, and they went on sale officially in November. Chances are, this year will be pretty similar. Although, that doesn’t keep us from being excited and feeling surprised anyway.

Everyone is expecting a new version of the iPad Air and a new version of the iPad Mini, both with the new A8 processors like the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have. That will be a pretty big upgrade that will boost performance significantly. They will also probably give them the fingerprint scanner and the Touch ID feature that came out with the iPhone 5S, so it’s about time.

The new iPads aren’t the only thing that will probably be announced. It is expected that OS X Yosemite, the new operating system for Macs will launch around the same time as well. This is also around the same time that OS X Maverick came out last year, also with the release of new iPads.

There probably wont be any new MacBooks yet though because the manufacturing of the new processors they will be using got delayed. BUT, they did just upgrade their whole line of MacBooks significantly and even dropped the price despite all of the upgrades. So you can’t really be mad about that.


25
Sep 14

The Early Bird Gets The….Wad Of Reward Money!

Here at Rentacomputer.com we like to ensure that our customers are getting the best possible experience with their computer or technology rental. Whether it be our 15 Minute Guarantee or our regular sweepstakes, Rentacomputer.com is always looking to give you the most from your time with us. That is why Rentacomputer.com is offering early bird reward specials on any and all rentals!

Can you rent 1000 laptopsYou’ve undoubtedly heard the expression “The early bird gets the worm”. Well the worm is a metaphor for a prize or some type of reward. With Rentacomputer.com’s Early Bird Rewards the “worm” isn’t a metaphor or a euphemism, its an actual, physical prize. In this case, worm stands for Wad Of Reward Money.

Rentacomptuer.com loves giving back to customers which is why when you early birds book ahead of time with Rentacomputer.com and your Tech Travel Agent we will supply with the worm. So here’s how it works: By booking your rental at least 1 month in advance of your rental date, Rentacomputer.com will reward you with 5% cash back! Talk about a sweet deal.

Pros To Renting Ahead Of Time

  • 56515092 (1)You ensure that your rental technology is available and that you can get every single piece of equipment with no problems.
  • You ensure that Rentacomputer.com has enough time to install any kind of software on your equipment or add any extra details that you might need.
  • You take loads of stress off of you and/or your team by ensuring that everything is taken care of in advance, leaving no last minute scrambling to try and get something.
  • You get the impeccable 5% cash back W.O.R.M., allowing you to save money in more ways than one!

Cons To Renting Ahead Of Time

  • ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! There are literally no downsides to renting ahead of time so why not do it?

In order to qualify for the Early Bird Rewards and get your W.O.R.M. you have to follow these simple guidelines. Orders must be confirmed by 5PM EST at least 1 month in advance of your rental date. Your Reward will be in the form of a Visa Gift Card. The cash value will be 5% of the total paid rental fees from the first rental period only. This isn’t valid on orders that have already been confirmed or with any other offers. You must mention the coupon code EBWORM in order to receive the cash back. The gift card will be issued once the equipment is returned and accounted for.

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That’s basically it! Get your rental situation ironed out within 1 month of your actual event and you will be the bird that all the other birds are jealous of because you truly have the best worm. Like I said, Rentacomputer.com loves giving back to its faithful and exceptional customers so don’t delay and get your very own Wad Of Reward Money today!


19
Sep 14

Apple iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Rentals Coming Soon!

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have officially been released (and subsequently dropped on the concrete) to eager Apple fans around the world. While thousands are standing in line for hours on end clambering to get their hands on the latest Apple tech, others are patiently waiting for a better, smarter option: an iPhone 6 rental from Rentacomputer.com.

iphone6rentalNever one to stay out of the latest technological loop, Rentacomputer.com is keeping up with its trend of offering the latest in technology rentals of all kinds, including smartphones. With a reputation that prides itself on having the latest the technological world has to offer it should come to no one’s surprise that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus rentals will be coming soon to Rentacomputer.com!

iphone6onlySmartphones are a great way for individuals or groups to have reliable communication while on the go or during an event where they are not in physical contact with one another or for traveling. The benefit of a smartphone over a radio or push-to-talk phone is that smartphones also allow you to have internet connectivity and give you the ability to download useful apps.

Apple’s iPhone 6 

The iPhone 6 from Apple comes in 16GB, 64GB or 128GB variations, depending on your storage needs. In addition to that, the device has a 4.7″ Retina HD display that is fingerprint resistant. An A8 chip with 64-bit architecture is included along with an M8 motion coprocessor. A new 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels is a new addition that comes with a ton of new features, including True Tone Flash, a five-element lens, hybrid IR filter and more.

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The iPhone 6 Plus is a larger version of the iPhone 6 and comes in the same 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variations. The Plus comes with a 5.5″ Retina HD display with multi-touch and IPS technology. The Plus also comes with the same A8 and M8 chips and the same 8MP iSight camera with all the same features.

Both phones come with a host of new features, including Touch ID and Apple Pay. Touch ID is a fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home Button that offers an extra level of security and protection to your iPhone. Apple Pay is a new payment method Apple is trying out that allows you to pay with your iPhone by using Touch ID in stores and in apps.

In addition to allowing you to stay connected at your trade show or event, renting the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus is a great way to test out the technology before you spend some serious bucks on one. The iPhone 6 is currently selling for $199, $299 and $399 for the 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models, respectively, with the iPhone 6 Plus selling for $299, $399 and $499.


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Sep 14

From Sea To Shining Sea….Literally! Rentacomputer.com Delivers To 1,500 Cities Worldwide!

rHere at Rentacomputer.com when we say something we mean it. That’s why when we say we are a leading provider of temporary technology in the world, we literally mean the entire world, especially considering the fact that we have expanded our business over the years to include over 1,500 cities and convention centers worldwide.

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In the past, companies needing equipment in multiple cities were required to contact multiple vendors. In today’s market, a business has the opportunity to contact one Tech Travel Agent from Rentacomputer.com to book event equipment and technicians anywhere, anytime and for any length of time.

The Tech Travel Agents from Rentacomputer.com book audio/visual and computer rental technology and manpower to over 1,500 business travel destinations around the world. These locations include cities all across the Unites States, Canada, South America and the United Kingdom. Tech Travel Agents also handle all the details of your rental, such as delivery and installation directly to your trade show booth, convention, meeting, training room, hotel, business location, etc…

Local Techs and Local Equipment 

Your Tech Travel Agent works in local markets with local inventory and local manpower. What this means is that when you rent from Rentacomputer.com you are also strengthening local businesses and workers. With thousands of top-rated audio/visual and computer rental industry professionals you can be sure that you are getting what you need  when and where you need it for as long as you need it. Your Tech Travel Agent will coordinate the various technicians and engineers to install and manage everything you rent.

The “Green Event” Solution

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By using a Tech Travel Agent, manpower and inventory are already in a local market. This greatly reduces shipping and paying a tech to travel, which not only reduces costs for you but also helps keep this planet a little greener as well. By using a Tech Travel Agent you are taking the first steps in making your next event environmentally friendly, which is always awesome.

Competitive Event Pricing 

477457721Hotels and convention centers charge a pretty penny for things like projectors and plasma screens. By bringing in competition, customers like you can benefit with lower prices. Tech Travel Agents work with multiple vendors in overlapping markets and also have access to a larger local inventory and labor force than any single company, convention center or hotel. In addition to that, vendors compete on wholesale price and product quality in all markets which means that you end up with a better price from the best techs in each market.

More Than Any Single Company 

87681015Tech Travel Agents have the capability to deliver more solutions to more locations than any single company on the face of the earth! I know it sounds dramatic but it’s true and only a Tech Travel Agent from Rentacomputer.com can deliver seamless multi-vendor, multi-location solutions at the lowest possible cost to you.

All of those points that I just mentioned are great and when you combine that with Rentacomputer.com’s availability to over 1,500 cities across the planet you end up with a global technology rental solution that simply can’t be beat. So whether you’re attending a convention in Los Angeles, a conference in Vancouver or a trade show in London you can be sure that Rentacomputer.com and its Tech Travel Agents will be with you every step of the way.


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Sep 14

Just Because Life Is Stressful Doesn’t Mean Your Events Have To Be Stressful As Well!

Corporate events can be a lot of work, especially if you have thousands of people on hand that will be attending. Modern technology has changed the face of corporate events with technology rentals further revolutionizing the way corporate events are equipped and handled. Technology rentals allow you to equip hundreds, if not thousands, of trainees, staff members or customers with literally any piece of technology you can think of.

Tech Travel Agents are here to make sure that your next event rental is a cost effective and simple process. Because let’s be honest, if there’s one thing you don’t need it’s more stress. Tech Travel Agents deliver to thousands of events, businesses and venues all across the United States and even into parts of Canada, South America and the U.K. In addition to that, your Tech Travel Agent will also take the time and effort to customize each of your rental orders to perfectly fit your needs, regardless of how specific those needs are.

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When choosing your next event rental, it is important to make sure that you take into consideration which event rental is right for you. There are two main factors here that you need to focus on: How big your event is and how many people will be attending. In addition to that, you should also be thinking about what specific types of equipment you will need. And let me tell you, the list is vast.

Projector Rentals

1,000 to 20,000 Lumen Projector Rentals are perfect for all types of events. You can get a tailor made projector that fits your event size, whether you have 100 attendees or 1,000. In addition to that, you can also get projectors that have certain software pre-loaded on them or are capable of doing other things, like 3D, interactive touch displays and so much more!

Plasma Display Rentals

42″ – 103″ Plasma and LCD Flat Panel Rentals! Rent a plasma flat screen for maximum impact on visitors to your trade show or conference. Connect to laptop computer, DVD or other source. Rent with speakers, stands or wall mounts!

Sound System Rentals

Our agents offer rentals in all types of sound equipment, from microphones and sound boards, to speakers and amplifiers. Our solutions include delivery and installation of high quality sound technology at a fraction of the cost that in-house equipment would cost to rent.

Lighting System Rentals

We also offer lighting equipment rentals for both staging and film productions. The right kind of light is crucial for getting professional quality out of any kind of visual production. From full kits to simple on-camera lights, we can supply you with the right solution to meet your lighting needs.

4kvideowallVideo Wall Rentals

Video wall rentals are excellent if you need to display video that exceeds the format size that any single plasma screen can display. So for big events like conferences or conventions, where you need to display video to large crowds, renting a video wall where multiple plasma panels work together to display a single image is an ideal solution.

Security Camera Rentals

Security camera rentals are a cost effective way to keep an eye on all of your equipment or employees at an event. A security camera rental can be an easy solution because it includes everything you’ll need: cameras, camera recording device, cables, even tech support. You will be able to watch the event remotely from the cameras if you aren’t along for the trip, and even have access to cool features like object and people counting!

Two-Way Radio Rentals

Radio Rentals make perfect sense when you need a radio for corporate events, company marketing projects, convention services, and special projects! Our Radio Rentals are available for rent for a day, a week, a month or even longer.

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If you need a computer with top performance and speed, capable of handling larger tasks, then you should get a desktop computer rental. We can configure a solution for your temporary need, and procure a computer with specs that are suited just for you. If you require mobility, our agents can get you top of the line Laptop Rentals.

No matter what you need, when you need it or where your Tech Travel Agent will get you exactly what you are looking for. And with a single point of contact for your entire rental period you have the assurance that you can contact the same Tech Travel Agent for anything you need for the duration of your rental period. Take some of the stress of your next corporate event and contact your Tech Travel Agent today!

www.Rentacomputer.com Has Tech Travel Agents Standing By, Contact 800-736-8772 Today!


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Sep 14

Hey Vegas! Are You Ready For EventTech 2014?

Las Vegas is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in the world. Casinos line the strip. There are amazing shows to witness. If you’re lucky enough, you may witness a street magician or two! While all of these things are what helps make Las Vegas Las Vegas, there are some other attributes to it that you may not think about. What about all of the crazy conventions that go down in Sin City? What about all the tech convention, mostly. There are some huge tech events that go down in Vegas that you might not know about. There just so happens to be such an event getting ready to happen at the beautiful Bellagio Hotel.

Are familiar with the EventTech convention? If not, you’re going to want to be.

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This particular tech event seems a bit different from the rest of the tech events out there. Mainly due to the fact that this event includes hundreds and hundreds of different technologies from different companies. All of these technologies you can learn about from different keynotes and sessions, but here is the best part about it; after you hear about it, you get to test drive these bad boys. That’s right! All of the technologies that you see at the event will be available to test out to the convention goers. All of these different technologies are located in the same building as well. All of the classes and sessions. Everything. It’s all in one place. Everything from augmented reality, holographic imaging, and virtual reality headsets. It’ll all be there. It’s not just about viewing technology and playing with it for fun, however.

Technology And Social Media Coming Together

This tech event doesn’t just specialize in new technologies, it also will teach you how to use that technology in conjunction with social media to help your business grow in the right ways. We all know that viral videos these days are huge ways to get people noticing and talking about you. Everyone knows Vegas as one the biggest and best cities in the world, but there are businesses within Vegas that might not ever get reach other than within the city. This is where the lessons taught in this event come into play. The people here teach you about how to use the new emerging technologies to increase your company’s reach and engagement with potential clientele and potential customers. These technologies could help boost your brand and help generate profit and revenue. That’s the point of being in business right?

It’s About Staying Ahead Of The Curve

dv1437015You never want to be left behind in today’s world of technology. There are too many ways to utilize it to your benefit. Technology is designed to make our lives easier. The tech that is coming out these days can not only make your daily lives easier, but can also help make your business life a lot easier. By just learning about the technologies, going to the classes and session, experiencing these keynotes from some of the biggest name brands out there, you are already ahead of the game. EventTech has been growing exponentially over the past few years of its existence, and with good reason. Anyone going to this event will be able to see all of the new tech from all of the best brands out there, and be able to judge how to utilize it and the social media forums to help their business grow and become more profitable.

I’m never one to really be too excited about tech events, simply because they are usually about one specific brand. This event is different however. This event is encompassing so many different brands and devices. You have technology, social media, the luxurious Bellagio Hotel, and Las Vegas! What else do you really need?

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10
Sep 14

Which New iPhone Should You Get?

iphone 6sYesterday Apple announced two new phones. You guessed right, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus. They are coming out on September 19th. The iPhone 6 is going to be $199 and the iPhone 6 Plus is going to be $299. Both of them have larger displays than iPhones past, NFC for mobile payments and A8 chips that are faster than ever. They are both fantastic phones but there are a few key differences that need to be brought up.

Both of the new phones have a more rounded design that make them feel more comfortable and look more modern that the boxy iPhone 5. They are both also larger than the 5. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch display and the 6 Plus is almost an inch bigger at 5.5 inches. That is just about the same size as the Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung.

As you would expect, the regular iPhone 6 is a little bit slimmer and a little bit lighter. Not that the 6 Plus is extremely heavy, it just simply has more mass. Duh. But it is for sure something to consider if you want a phone that is going to be easier to hold and control with one hand.

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The screen size on the two different models will affect the picture a little bit. The iPhone 6 has about 326 pixels per inch and the 6 Plus has about 401 pixels per inch. That is all well and good, but the smaller model will have a better contrast ratio of 4000:1 as opposed to the 3000:1 ratio of the iPhone 6 Plus.

Both versions have the exact same camera, which is awesome. So you don’t have to really consider that when choosing. The only real difference is that the iPhone 6 has digital image stabilization and the Plus has optical image stabilization. Is one better than the other? Eh, probably not. No one cares. Moving on.

The bigger screen of the iPhone 6 plus allows for a few little features that won’t be found on the regular iPhone 6. In the messaging app, when you turn your phone sideways it will show a list of contacts and things in the extra screen space on the side. A few other apps will show extra information on the side as well.

The iPhone 6 Plus also has a larger battery because it is big enough to hold it. The life of the battery should be longer. When calling over LTE the 6 Plus will last for 12 hours and the 6 will last for 10 hours. When playing a video, the iPhone 6 Plus is said to last four hours longer than the iPhone 6.

As stated before, there is also a price difference. The iPhone 6 starts out at $199 for the 16GB version and the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 for the 16GB version. Each step up in storage is going to cost an extra $100 for both phones. Just like every Apple product ever, you cant expand the storage or upgrade anything about your phone at all, which is an absolute joke by the way, but whatever. You better make sure you get everything you need when you buy it!

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These are pretty much all the things you need to know when you are picking out your new iPhone. In my opinion, the iPhone 6 Plus is a little bit better of a deal. It costs a little bit extra, but you get a larger screen, more battery life, and some extra features. If you don’t mind the fact that it is pretty big, then that is probably the phone to pick.

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10
Sep 14

Rentacomputer Is On Exhibitoronline.com, Has Some Of The Most Reputable Clients

Rentacomputer.com has been featured on ExhibitorOnline.com and has some of the most reputable clients from tons of different companies! Rentacomputer.com has taken care of the needs of companies like GM, Bank of America, Walmart, Microsoft and Kroger just to name a few.

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Exhibitor is the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, so being featured by them says just as much as the extensive list of clients that rentacomputer.com has taken care of. Exhibitor.com is the main place to go for anything you need to know about trade shows or marketing events if you want your event to be a success.

ExhibitorMagazine_BW_ADJRentacomputer.com has over 27 years worth of experience when it comes to event rentals and computer rentals. They have worked with some, if not most of the biggest companies in the united states. Rentacomputer.com takes care of all the planning, support and logistics for all of your event rental needs. Some of the more popular rentals for big events and trade shows are displays, monitors, video walls, projectors, kiosks, sound systems, smartphones, two way radios, mobile hotspots, and even security camera systems. They also have 24 hour support and will show up and install everything for you so that you don’t have to do anything. Someone can even stay for the duration of the event to make sure that all of your tech rentals work properly the whole time.