"Leasing costs you a bit more than outright purchasing, but
keeping your money with you has its advantages. You'll also save
money on unexpected maintenance issues that crop up by purchasing a
manufacturer's warranty that includes onsite repair and accidental
damage to laptops and amortizing those costs over the life of your
"Companies don't offer lease extensions, but at the end of your
equipment lease, you may purchase the equipment for approximately
25 percent to 35 percent of its current market value. At the end of
a three-year lease, the price will likely astound you, since
three-year-old hardware has lost most of its value. Another option,
if you don't want to continue its use, is to purchase the hardware
and donate it to receive a tax deduction."
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