Computer hardware is the physical part of a computer, including the digital circuitry, as distinguished from the computer software (not physical) that executes within the hardware. Computer hardware includes various items like desktops, laptops, printers, scanners, and routers.

When starting or running a business it is important that you analyze your computing needs. This will assist you in making purchasing decisions.  Various types of computer hardware can be purchased for various tasks.  Tasks may include, performing research on the Internet, accounting, imaging, video editing, marketing, and email. One main decision to make is which computer hardware path to take, PC or MAC.  Once this decision is made, the decision of  whether to purchase a desktop or a laptop can be made.  The main difference is portability.  If you need portability, purchasing a laptop is the way to go.