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    £25 Computers for those on Benefits

    I was listening to Heart on the way to work this morning and on the news section they mentioned that the Govt and Microsoft announced, as of today, a scheme to allow those on certain benefits the chance to buy a pc for £25 and get broadband for £2. (those were the figures I recall but sound too low).

    I have tried to find something about it online but google gives me nothing.

    Did anyone else hear this on Heart this morning or was it a figment of my imagination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Did anyone else hear this on Heart this morning or was it a figment of my imagination?
    Aye. And I read about it the other day.

    Computers for under £25 will help 11 million disadvantaged Brits on benefits get online | Mail Online

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    Specs of the kit is roughly as follows

    2 GHz Processor
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    Please note: This is the minimum spec that you will receive- most of our computers exceed these minimum requirements.

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    CPU: 2GHz
    Hard Drive: 60GB
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    Webcam: Webcam Included - integrated or included
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    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
    Battery will also be refurbished: A minimum of 1 Hour standby battery life is guaranteed
    Screen:You will receive a minimum of a 14" screen.
    Requests for a specific size can be made, and will be fulfilled wherever possible.
    Please note: This is the minimum spec that you will receive- most of our computers exceed these minimum requirements.

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    They will help some people who will make good use of them, but others will just sell them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Specs of the kit is roughly as follows
    That's better than a lot of computers in some of my schools!

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    That's a few thousand more for the CIA/FBI/MI5/Person of Interest to snoop on.

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    CashConverters are going to do some serious trade....

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    Where do you even get a 60Gb hard drive from these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    Where do you even get a 60Gb hard drive from these days?
    Benefits office.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    Where do you even get a 60Gb hard drive from these days?
    I got some nice 40Gb's, guv'nor...

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    Ooh, the Daily Fail readers at this school will love this when they hear about it!

    Most of them live locally (unlike me) where UKIP was elected at the recent elections...

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    Just give them a Raspberry Pi and some instructions

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    Most of the people I know on the scrounge, sorry, benefits have higher spec computers than that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    Just give them a Raspberry Pi and some instructions
    No good, they'd try to eat it.

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