Advantages of Renting Computers for Trade Shows.

Trade shows are great places for businesses to demonstrate their latest products and services to the general public. They are also ideal for allowing people to see prototypes of products that are not yet available and still in development. This helps to generate publicity and buzz on social media before the product is officially launched. Many companies use computers at trade shows to give people the opportunity to learn more about their products. Software companies will frequently allow people the opportunity to test their latest creations to see if they would be interested in buying them. The computers that are used for demonstration purposes at trade shows are often rented. Here are some advantages of renting computers for trade shows.

There is no need to transport computers

Trade shows are held in many locations. A company that uses their own computers would have the problem of safely transporting many computers to the trade show. They will have the burden of properly packing the computers to make sure they are not broken. Even if every precaution is taken, there is still the chance that some of the computers could get stolen or damaged while in transit to their destination. Trade shows are a lot of pressure to begin with. A company does not need the added headache of bringing their own computers. A company that rents their computers will have them delivered to the location of the trade show. Some rental companies may even set them up for an additional fee. Renting computers is clearly the better choice in this case. It is one less thing for a company to worry about.

Wear and tear

All sorts of people will attend trade shows. Some of them may not be very respectful of the computers at a company’s display. Therefore, the computers being used are going to endure some serious wear and tear during a trade show that lasts for several days. This is especially true if a company will be marketing a product to children. Children are not known for being gentle with electronics. It makes no sense for a company to expose their own computers to this type of abuse. It is much better to have rental computers available for the public to use. Rental computers will still need to be returned in working order. However, a company can be less concerned about the way rental computers are handled as opposed to their own property

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My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children Daniel, Alissa, and Elexis plus three very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

62 thoughts on “Advantages of Renting Computers for Trade Shows.

  • February 16, 2016 at 11:50 pm
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    My daughter will go nuts to win this

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  • February 16, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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    Can honestly say I have never thought about this however; well written article and I learned something new.

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  • February 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm
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    I have never thought of that but it would be a great idea!

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  • February 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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    This is great for traveling. Id kind of be afraid someone would get all my info though.

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  • February 16, 2016 at 9:22 pm
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    very interesting idea. I love it

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  • February 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm
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    This sounds like a good idea for some people but not for me thanks for sharing the info though.

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  • February 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm
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    Never heard of this before,sounds great.I will have to try it out.

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  • February 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm
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    It never occured to me that trade show computers were rentals!

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  • February 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm
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    I’m going to try this ! 🙂

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  • February 15, 2016 at 8:53 pm
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    I can see the merit in this idea for computers that are sitting out for people to use. However I do wonder about the security and privacy issues – and they might not have the same spyware/malware/antivirus software so that could possibly leave the company vulnerable and their unique product available to others. I don’t know, this might not be a problem but it would definitely be something I would consider very carefully before doing it.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm
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    This sounds like a great idea for the people that travel a lot!

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  • February 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm
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    I like this idea! It’s like going to school and using the computer cluster! It makes sense versus having to prep your own every time you need to attend a trade show.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm
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    This is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm
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    This sounds perfect for traveling! I’ve never even considered renting a computer before. Thanks for the idea!

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  • February 15, 2016 at 4:27 am
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    I don’t know if I could do this. I grow attached. 🙂

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  • February 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm
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    Great idea.

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  • February 14, 2016 at 12:41 am
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    A similar concept as checking out a school computer. I like having a personal one best!!!^_^

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  • February 13, 2016 at 1:24 am
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    I really like this idea of renting a computer.

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  • February 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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    i get so attached to my machines, i dont know if i could rent one and not feel like its mine

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  • February 11, 2016 at 9:05 am
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    I found this very interesting and useful. It amazes me how fast technology advances.

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  • February 9, 2016 at 7:31 pm
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    How convenient didn’t know you could rent one.

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  • February 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm
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    interesting blog

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  • February 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm
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    I did not know that you could rent computers for this purpose. It does make alot of since to rent them.

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  • February 9, 2016 at 1:32 pm
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    I didn’t realize that this was an option.

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  • February 8, 2016 at 9:25 pm
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    I could see this being beyond useful in alot of situations. I know for myself – even not at a trade show lol many of times lol.

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  • February 8, 2016 at 8:54 pm
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    I didn’t know you could rent computers for trade shows. It make a lot of sense though and your points for renting are sound and reasonable.

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  • February 6, 2016 at 9:08 pm
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    I did not know that you could rent computers for this purpose. Thanks for sharing.

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  • February 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm
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    I had no idea this could be done! How neat!

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  • February 6, 2016 at 4:08 pm
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    I have never been to a trade show before. After reading this, I think it is a great idea and will be looking to find some in my area. I live in a very rural area so I am not sure they have any close by. BUT, I would be willing to travel a little to attend one!! Thank you for sharing!

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  • February 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm
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    Leaving a comment for the La loopsy give away. this is the only link it gave me to post a comment.
    Thanks for the chance of winning. Anne

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  • February 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm
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    I ha no idea this could be done and it can be really helpful for a lot of people!

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  • February 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm
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    I never knew you could rent a computer. I will have to remember that. Thanks for the info!

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  • February 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm
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    I think this is a great idea! It saves wear and tear on personal computers.

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  • February 4, 2016 at 1:23 pm
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    Love this idea!

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  • February 4, 2016 at 10:04 am
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    I HAD NO IDEA YOU COULD RENT A COMPUTER! PROS AND CONS. PROS YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRANSPORT YOUR OWN. CONS YOU COULD DAMAGE IT OR SOMEONE ELSE COULD GET A HOLD OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.

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  • February 4, 2016 at 9:55 am
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    I did not know you could rent computers, thanks for the information!

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  • February 4, 2016 at 9:10 am
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    I enjoy owning my own computer, but I can see in some cases renting one would be good

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  • February 4, 2016 at 7:51 am
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    I had never thought about renting computers at trade shows. It sounds like a fabulous idea for many reasons!

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  • February 4, 2016 at 6:50 am
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    I did not know that you could rent computers for trade shows. It’s one less thing you need to carry and you save the wear and tear on your own computers.

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  • February 4, 2016 at 4:29 am
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    I agree. I knew you could rent computers, but never thought to do it for trade shows or other places where someone else is handling the computer. No worries or holding your breath when you see someone or a child playing with it. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I will use it next time I travel to a show.

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  • February 4, 2016 at 1:48 am
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    I did not know about renting computers. I thought only companies could do that.

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  • February 4, 2016 at 12:35 am
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    Like the review said, the convenient points makes a lot of sense. I don’t see the need to rent one, but I would consider it if I traveled. Don’t have to worry about losing my data or personal info or a virus destroying my hard drive or maybe even a cracked screen.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm
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    I have attended a few trade shows and never thought you could rent a computer for them. Makes a lot of sense though! Thanks for sharing!

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  • February 3, 2016 at 10:01 pm
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    I can see how this would be useful in some situations.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm
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    I had no idea you could rent a computer.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm
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    Good suggestion if you attend shows.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm
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    Interesting article, I didn’t know about this .

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  • February 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm
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    The opportunity to attend a trade show has always been something I enjoyed, but, I was injured in an accident that resulted in me all the more wanting to learn the latest of electronic gadgets. Some persons are not familiar with the medical condition I was diagnosed; it has been first recorded during the Civil War! Many companies like the business for which I was employed at one time uses computers at trade shows for an array of purposes but the computer often gives people the opportunity to learn more about products / services offered in the present and future.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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    I love that we can rent the computers. How convenient
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  • February 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm
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    What a great idea! I think I will rent next time.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 12:26 pm
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    I have never attended a trade show but these are certainly interesting observations and a rental makes a lot of sense.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 11:27 am
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    The wear and tear part definitely means that this may be worthwhile. Thanks for sharing!

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  • February 3, 2016 at 9:21 am
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    I’ve never heard of this but it makes great sense. I’m sure the costs outweighs the negatives for most companies.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 9:06 am
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    This is an interesting concept I think it is a grat idea

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  • February 3, 2016 at 9:02 am
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    I can really understand why you would want to rent. People can be very abusive, especially when it is not theirs. I can also see why transporting the products could be difficult. This is a great idea. Thank you for sharing

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  • February 3, 2016 at 8:56 am
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    never even knew you could rent a computer

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  • February 3, 2016 at 6:14 am
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    With the audio jack and the Start button worn out on my laptop, this sounds like a reasonable way to go.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 3:38 am
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    That is a good idea you don’t have to carry your computer around.

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