Before you purchase a new computer, you should ask yourself some questions regarding a PC or Mac.
I believe you need to resolve the operating system question (PC, Linux, Mac) before all others:
1) Does our business software use PC or Mac?
2) Do your colleagues and competitors use PCs or Macs?
3) What tasks will your computer need to perform and will that task perform better on a PC or Mac?
4) Do the end users of these computers prefer PC or Mac?
5) Which OS do you use right now?
6) Do your clients or potential customers use PCs or Macs or does it make a difference?
After these questions are answered, you will be able to make an informed decision.
Owner & Executive Producer
Eagle Video Productions Inc
I second Walter, please describe what business you're in and what kind of IT infrastructure you visualize having in next 5 years. If it is going to be a technology company related to software, you wouldn't have asked this question since you could've figured this out already so I assume you're a nontech company.
So any computer (Windows or Mac) with a minimum i5 processor, 16 GB RAM, and 500 GB hard disk would work fine for you. You can go for laptops, although they would be a little costlier than desktops, and Macs are more costly than Window desktops. Also, if you're purchasing in bulk then consider getting a deal from a wholesale dealer instead of just buying all from a retailer, and don't forget to get annual maintenance as well.
We are an app development company and most of our systems are MacBooks since they support both iOS and Android development, while Windows only supports Android and web. Check out how we work at www.agicent.com in case you're interested to know about the source of my suggestion. :)
Before I can answer it, I need to know what you really need. How will you use them? What sort of business?
Too vague of a question to properly respond.