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Wilson&boys.Inc - Project Management Client Report

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Client Report for Wilson&Boys .inc

Executive Summary:

Wilson&Boys.Inc is an executive search company base our of Toronto, Canada. They are one of the world’s premier providers of executive search and has been for more than 45 years. As one of the most trusted advisors in executive search, we have a sterling reputation built on successful searches for board directors, chief and senior executives, and selected functional experts.

The company approached us to help find the best computer system solution for their employees. Currently, all of their employees are using a desktop computer and as the company grows, they expect the IT infrastructure to grow too.

This report was created to analysis of two different laptop systems on the market that best suits the needs of Wilson&Boys, the systems were selected to give the company future scalability and overall relibulity.

The information collected in this report was verified by several outside IT consulting companies, PCsys, AZonIT and GirlsforGeeksCanada.

  1. Scope

System #1: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon / i5 6200U 8GB RAM, 256 SSD

System #2: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 / i5 6200A 8GB RAM, 256 SSD

The following features were requirements of the investigation

  • Relatability
  • Battery Life
  • Warranty length
  • Light Weight

  1. Limitations

  • Both systems were on back order due to the high demand
  • Online information give mixed reviews
  • Laptops cost $5 over budget.
  1. Assumptions

It has been assumed that due to the high cost of both system, that it came with a network adaptor to allow each user to connect a Cat5 Network cable to their computer, as both systems do not have a built in port

Each staff member will need direct network access and their for need this capability.

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  1. Findings

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  • Cost: $1,785 CDN
  • Size: (W x D x H) 257 x 275 x 20mm
  • Screen size: 14.1"
  • Weight: 2.5 Kg
  • Clarity of screen image: Resolution could be higher, set at 1,024 x 768 you can see the pixels, but very easy on your eyes.
  • Relatability: Base on reviews it’s a solid laptop. With good usage, should last more than 3 years.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 Processor
  • RAM: 8GB RAM Maximum
  • Battery capabilities: Lithium-ion smart 8.5 hours
  • Max Warranty: 2 years base , max 5 years parts and labour

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  • Cost: $1,245 RRP
  • Size: (W x D x H) 104 x 138 x 17mm
  • Screen size: 13.8"
  • Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Relatability: Base on reviews, this system is built to last more than 3 years, should expect it to last longer with good maintenance and update.
  • RAM: 8GB, upgrade available, $202 for 16GB.
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 Processor
  • Battery capabilities: - lithium-ion battery 7.5 hours
  • Max Warranty : 2 year base Max 5 parts and labour

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  1. Discussion

  1. Comparison of computers

The following table summarises the important points of comparison between the two portable computers - Hewlett Packard Omnibook and Micropro 8500 Series.

Table 1: Comparison of two portable computers

Lenovo ThinkPa d X1

Microsof t Surface Pro 4


Initial cost




3.1 Kg

1.87 Kg

Size (Dimensions WxDxH)

304 x 238 x


357 x 275 x


Screen Size





8 GB

Battery Time

8.5 Hours

7.5 Hours

Warranty Period

2 Years base

3 Years base












Microsoft Surface Pro 4        Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon


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