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    Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    Hi there,

    I have been shopping around for 44 new PCs for our suite (Primary) , the best quote I got is the one below from Evesham. Just wondered if this is a good quote, or there is better out there. It has beaten two of our other suppliers. enc.

    Intel¬ģ Pentium¬ģ 4 Processor 631 - 3GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
    Genuine Microsoft¬ģ Windows¬ģ XP Professional Edition
    Black / Silver Mini Tower with 4 USB2.0 Ports, 2 front mounted. (352mmx 180mmx 365mm)
    1GB DDR2 RAM
    80GB SATA Hard Drive with 8MB Cache
    Intel¬ģ Extreme Graphics 2 (On Board)
    16x DVD-ROM Drive
    Business Sound (On-Board)
    On Board 10/100 Network Port
    Logitech Black S96 Optical Mouse
    3 Years OSM Warranty (Public Sector)
    17" TFT Multimedia Monitor


    Total: £383 + VAT each (£450), free delivery.

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    Have you tried the EduGeek sponsors? ICT Direct and SCL should be able to give you good pricing.

    By supporting our sponsors you are also helping to keep EduGeek going

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    Price seems pretty good to me as it comes with a TFT and 3 year warranty.

    Andrew

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    That CPU is almost phased out now as better performing lower powered chips arrive. You could get a Celeron 440 2.0Ghz 35W as an eqiv or maybe better Pentium E Dual Core 2140 1.6Ghz its about £10 more than the old P4 3.0Ghz.

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    Hi danielson81

    Just so you know, we can offer the same spec system but using the Intel E2140 CPU for £360.00+VAT. The mainboard will have an Intel chipset and Gigabit LAN also. We'll also offer you free delivery

    Please PM or email me if you would like me to send you over a quotation

    Many thanks

    *Edit: This includes Windows XP Professional, the 17" TFT and 3 year on-site warranty on both the PCs and the monitors

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    We have just paid £315 a system for

    Intel Core2Duo 1.8Ghz
    160GB Hard Disk
    1Gig RAM (Kingston) DDR2
    Aopen small form factor case with front USB & Audio
    17" TFT
    Microsoft Optical Mouse & Keyboard
    Gigabyte Motherboard with onboard Graphics (Intel Extream), Network & Sound.
    1 Year warrenty on systems.
    3 Year warrenty on TFT.

    Considering the P4 3Ghz chip can be bought for £35 now, and a Core2Duo is like £80 your quote to me seems quite high for that chip.

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    Quackers: Inlcuding XP/Vista?

    What supplier?

    Ben

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    No licences we get them from our select agreement. We get the PC's from Component Solutions, you will normally find them advertising in Micromart, they supplied the PC's that monitor the fridges/freezers in morrisons, so they do big deals. http://www.compsol.co.uk .

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers
    We have just paid £315 a system for

    Intel Core2Duo 1.8Ghz
    160GB Hard Disk
    1Gig RAM (Kingston) DDR2
    Aopen small form factor case with front USB & Audio
    17" TFT
    Microsoft Optical Mouse & Keyboard
    Gigabyte Motherboard with onboard Graphics (Intel Extream), Network & Sound.
    1 Year warrenty on systems.
    3 Year warrenty on TFT.

    Considering the P4 3Ghz chip can be bought for £35 now, and a Core2Duo is like £80 your quote to me seems quite high for that chip.
    Do many schools take PCs with a 1 year warranty? I must admit, we always get asked for 3 year which we supply as standard anyway.

    Just so you know for future reference, the spec you just listed there is available for £300 from us, with a 3 year on-site warranty on the PC and monitor

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    I always go for 1 year warrenty... way i see it i'm employed to support the network and pc's so the college is just paying twice.

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    With an Aopen case? Microsoft Branded keyboards and Mice? and Kingston branded RAM?

    We just buy extra boards instead of paying X ££ per machine extra for a 3 year warranty, works for us. Can always get hard disks and power supplys.

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers
    No licences we get them from our select agreement.
    For future ref. I think you'll find Select doesn't cover OS licenses in this instance. The only XP/Vista licenses available on Select are upgrades, i.e. the machine should have a qualifying OEM license already. These are around £70-80 last time I checked IIRC. I gather some people find Windows 98 licenses for a fiver and go from there! Just a FYI

    Andy

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    I gather some people find Windows 98 licenses for a fiver and go from there! Just a FYI
    Ebay is your friend.

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    Re: Is this quote good? Can it be beaten?

    ComputerCommodities.com had them a little while back - not sure if they still do. They're a little close to the exploding barrels - don't think I will be going there to check on my way home

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielson81 View Post
    Hi there,

    I have been shopping around for 44 new PCs for our suite (Primary) , the best quote I got is the one below from Evesham. Just wondered if this is a good quote, or there is better out there. It has beaten two of our other suppliers. enc.

    Intel¬ģ Pentium¬ģ 4 Processor 631 - 3GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB
    Genuine Microsoft¬ģ Windows¬ģ XP Professional Edition
    Black / Silver Mini Tower with 4 USB2.0 Ports, 2 front mounted. (352mmx 180mmx 365mm)
    1GB DDR2 RAM
    80GB SATA Hard Drive with 8MB Cache
    Intel¬ģ Extreme Graphics 2 (On Board)
    16x DVD-ROM Drive
    Business Sound (On-Board)
    On Board 10/100 Network Port
    Logitech Black S96 Optical Mouse
    3 Years OSM Warranty (Public Sector)
    17" TFT Multimedia Monitor


    Total: £383 + VAT each (£450), free delivery.
    yes prices can be beaten, but who's prices are pretty good though.

    David Millar

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