I require some help in choosing a new work computer set-up for our new office. We are currently using Novatech machines, two have gone down so far in a year and the other doesn't seem to handle the load I put on it. There are two of us in the office, so we require two new computers which I'd like to connect to a central server where we can access shared files, shared printer/scanners etc.
I do not know what is possible so please ignore my naivety. Our day to day tasks stretch no more than:
Using Gmail through Google Chrome all day.
Viewing pdf files through Acrobat (I think), these are usually architects drawings or larger 60 page documents.
Using Microsoft Office; Word and Excel mainly.
Using Google Drive for our shared files currently.
Our current machines seem to struggle with this, they are often slow and also freeze for a couple of minutes every now and then.
If anyone can help with make/models that would be good for us; 2no computers and a server set-up? We have monitors and printers already.
Any more information needed, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
We currently have two NAI07's, they are the small oblong type mounted behind the monitor. The first had it's motherboard go down. I agree that they are basic requirements, hence my confusion as to why it seems so hard for the computers to cope.
The freezing issues occur when we; open a PDF file and try to scroll up/down/across to view it, print a file and when switching between multiple tabs or programs. It may seem odd, but it's almost as if the machines take a while to warm up. Sometimes they get smoother through continual use.
We would require perhaps 1TB of storage and 500GB to back up to when upgrading to our new kit. I'm pretty out of my depth with it all and would be happy to get somebody in, but would like an idea on costs.