Recommendations

Office PCs

For the basic Office PC for your staff, Baywell recommends small mini PCs hands down as the best fit. These units now come with powerful processors, some with discrete graphics chips as well, 150GB to 1TB SSD hard drives, Wifi and LAN built in and dual display support. Look for Intel Core i5 8th/9th generation processors, 8GB RAM minimum and Windows 10 PROFESSIONAL operating system.  Top manufacturers include: Dell, HP and Lenovo for good all around Mini PCs.  Use these computers for your office staff who regularly uses Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.), Intuit Quickbooks, web surfing/research.  Look to replace these computers every 4-5 years.

Office PC

General Office Work

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M630e is a good all around office PC - small footprint, fast SSD, great for running general office apps such as Word, Excel, Outlook. Look for Intel CORE i5 8th or 9th Gen Processors with 8GB+ and 256GB+ SSD Hard Drives.

Laptop

For the Mobile Professional

A versatile laptop, the Lenovo T480S 14" Business Laptop is a strong performer. Key specs include 24GB of RAM, 1TB SSD and includes Wifi and an RJ45 jack to connect directly to your organization's network. Great for your Mobile Executives.

Workstation

Graphics Powerhouse

If your staff needs computing power to handle workloads such as AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop/Premier, etc., set them up to succeed with this HP Z4 Workstation with Xeon Processor, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD and NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB graphics processor.

Webcams and Conference Room Cams

Conference Camera

Small Conference Room

This Logitech BCC950 Video Conference Webcam comes with 1080p HD Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics with autofocus, quality speakerphone for small group conferencing.

Desktop Webcam

Best for Standalone Monitors

Get the PRIVACY model: Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam with Privacy Shutter. This is a 1080p Streaming Camera with dual mics, perfect for desktops but can also be used for laptops without cameras.

Conference Camera Pro

Smart 360 Conference Cam

This is a new generation of conference cams. This Meeting Owl Pro has a 1080p, 360 degrees camera, which shifts focus to the current speaker in the conference room. 8 microphones pick up everyone within an 18-foot radius.

Webcam Alternatives During Supply Shortage

Due to the recent rush for everyone to work from home due to the COVID-19 Virus Social Distancing order, there has been a supply shortage of Logitech webcams.  Luckily, an enterprising security camera vendor Wyze released a firmware to convert their inexpensive Wyze WYZEC2 security camera into a conference capable webcam. 

Check out the instructions from TheVerge.

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