Occasionally we get a customer who calls us and is very excited about a recent deal they scored. It goes something like this:

“We just got 4 laptops that need to be added to our network. My brother sent me the link and they looked good- I had to buy them before the deal expired! They’ll be in the office- can you add them to our domain later on next week?”

And just like that, we become the bearer of bad news. These devices run Windows 10 Home, not Windows Professional. We’ll need to purchase those licenses. Oh- they don’t come with Microsoft Office or Office 365, either. It’s just a 30 day trial. And they contain an inferior processor that will not keep up with modern business applications.

Can businesses take advantage of Black Friday deals? Absolutely! Contact us first, and we can evaluate potential purchases to see if they work with your network configuration. For general business-only deals, check out Dell’s SMB Black Friday site, which includes several configurations geared towards business professionals in office environments.