Why don’t all companies buy the best hardware?

Great question. Here is a quote from stackexchange on the topic that is pitch perfect:

“So suppose you can save $2000 every three years by buying cheaper computers, and your average developer(or designer) is making $60k. If those cheaper computers only cost you 10 minutes of productivity a day, not at all a stretch, I’m sure that my machine costs me more than that, then over 3 years the 125 lost hours would add up to a loss of $7500. A loss of 1 minute a day ($750) would give a net gain of $1250, which would hardly offset the cost of poor morale”

Would a contractor ask his carpenter to cut with a dull saw? Full thread here.

posted by Scott Schlegel on Thursday, Aug 04, 2011