The growth of consumer electronics has afforded all sorts of options in our work life. These days working from home, whether it be a few days a week or every now and then has become commonplace; getting together the right tech, be it a laptop, tablet or smartphone is an important step in building your home office. Here at Techscheme, we’ve looked at some of the best products for doing just that, all with up to 12% savings from National Insurance Contributions.
Laptop – Microsoft Surface Book
The Surface Book is the prestige 2-in-1 laptop on the market today: the convertible laptop can be picked up at various spec levels at Techscheme, the best of which featuring and intel i7 processor, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM and a GeForce 940m graphics card. Which is to say that it will handle anything you throw at it, from the RAM-sapping research to the break-time gaming, this laptop is one of the best you can buy today.
Add all that to its staggering looks and tablet functionality and you’ve got a home office computer that’s both powerful enough to not need upgrading for a good long time, and versatile enough to drag the tablet screen into the kitchen, to carry on reading those reports while you get the dinner on. At Techscheme the Surface Book is available with up to £317 savings.
MacBook ProAlternatively, there’s the MacBook Pro 15-inch. The latest iteration of Apple’s most impressive laptop is a doozy. The 2016 redesign adds extra functionality through Touch Bar technology, improved taptics, and an expanded touchpad. All that alongside incredible hardware makes for a great home office laptop for the apple fan. At Techscheme it’s available with up to £323 of savings.
|Surface Book 1TB||£2649.00||£317.88||£2331.12|
|MacBook Pro 15” 512GB||£2699.00||£323.88||£2375.12|
Tablet – iPad Mini 4
If you want a tablet to supplement you home office, rather than do all your work from, then the iPad Mini 4 is a great place to start. While newer model iPads may have a slight edge in power the mini was never a slouch, and it should still easily handle work documents. Easy handling is kind of the point of this device, and as a secondary system from your main computer, it’s size, weight and overall portability make it the perfect tablet for getting work done when you must leave the office.
The small but mighty iPad Mini 4 is the perfect option for someone who wants something to be able to pick-up and go with when needed, while not necessarily wanting to get all their work done on it. You can save up to £56 on the iPad Mini 4 at Techscheme.
Surface Pro 4 & iPad Pro 9.7”
Of course, if you need your home office tablet to pack more of a punch, in order to perform more processor heavy tasks and work more like a laptop, then the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro 9.7-inch might be more up your street. The Surface Pro 4 could reasonably replace your laptop if you wanted it to, while the iPad Pro is the most powerful iPad ever made. We can save you between £80 and £90 on the low-end models of the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro respectively.
|iPad Mini 4||£469.00||£56.28||£412.72|
|Surface Pro 4 128GB||£749.00||£89.88||£659.12|
|iPad Pro 9.7” 32GB||£669.00||£80.28||£588.72|
Mobile – iPhone 7
There are few phones built to handle rigours of use for both home and office, the iPhone 7 is chief among them. The sheer power of the new iPhone is the main thing, if you had to, we reckon you could functionally complete work from the handset, which may not be ideal long-term, but is pretty impressive for a mobile.
The latest iPhone has great battery life, immense power, and top spec screen and cameras. It’s not so much that the iPhone 7 is a great phone for the home office, it’s that it’s a great phone for literally anything. All that, and at Techscheme we can save you up to £95 on the iPhone 7.
Then there’s the iPhone SE, which is just a little different. Don’t get us wrong, it’s as powerful as a 6s and has genuinely brilliant battery life, but it’s just a little more compact. At just 4 inches, it’s the same size as the old iPhone 5, which makes it handy to carry around, use one handed and fit in pockets. It’s a phenomenal piece of engineering that would complement any home office set-up, and at Techscheme you can get it with up to £51 savings.
|iPhone 7 256GB||£799.00||£95.88||£703.12|
|iPhone SE 64GB||£429.00||£51.48||£377.52|
Getting your home office just right is never easy, but with the excellent tech we’ve recommended here, as well as the other products at Techscheme, we’re sure you’ll be up and running in no time. Techscheme doesn’t just save you money, it allows you to spread the cost, making it even more manageable to get the best tech. If your employer isn’t signed up then you can’t take advantage of these benefits, it’s free for them, so send them our way.