That’s the question I sought to answer in my recent article, “The Best Lawyer Computer?”
Although it sounds like a simple task, evaluating computers for lawyers is actually very difficult. There are several factors that can make computer selection process more complicated for lawyers. This includes the fact that most computers are not designed specifically with legal professionals in mind and many have specific software applications that do not meet the needs of every lawyer. The best practice would be to consult with an attorney who specializes in law firm technology to help you decide which computer will work best for your legal practice.
My recommendations were based on three main criteria: performance, cost and functionality. To evaluate performance consider things such as speed of operation, reliability, ease of use and long-term durability of hardware components. Choose a product whose features meet your professional needs without requiring lots of maintenance or customizing by you or other users over time. For example one feature that should always be considered is whether or not there is native support (built into the operating system) for Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). If you need access to these programs then stick with Windows PC systems like those from Dell; otherwise look at products from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE). Whatever type of machine you choose make sure it has all necessary accessories such as keyboard(s), mouse(s), monitor(s) etc.. You also want to check out any special features such as networking capabilities like wireless network adapters plus