We have been leasing computers on a three year refresh cycle for many years. It was obvious from the start that this was costing us dearly to rent monitors withthe systems. It took until two years ago before we were able to purchase new monitors on the next refresh cycle and now lease only the computers. Since monitor life and technology was comparatively stagnant, we were returning monitor assets at the end of lease that had a significant life remaining.
In many cases we were able to justify purchasing LCD monitors to reduce air-conditioning load and power consumption.
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