Have you heard of "Shape the Future"?
It's a Microsoft program that basically means that we can sell you an OS for £1 when you buy new kit thus making the price of hardware STACKS cheaper.
The purchasing establishment must be eligible for Shape the Future scheme so only preschool, primary / Secondary / FE / Academies (K12) 5 -19 year olds. Establishment must have minimum 50% public funding – ie not for private schools.
Millgate & Lenovo have teamed up to bring you a wide range of desktops, laptops, tablets and other items at a very good price.
This mean that you can buy a higher spec machine than you thought or simply buy more units! STRETCH that budget
Let me know if you have any questions or if you need a quote on anything
Please note, not all suppliers/manufacturers are offering this so it's definitely worth asking for a quote
Is this only on new kit? I guess it doesnt apply to refurb equipment if it comes with a refurb license.
Will Dell do it?
Dell already are, got some laptops from them about 3 weeks ago at a very good price because of this, just need to speak to your your account manager, was no mention of it on our premier account.
Does this apply to classroom based computers or just machines for home use/BYOD/
Sorry, I didn't explain that very well.
We have partnered with Lenovo on this BUT we can offer Shape the Future on a range of vendors. Lenovo, Dell, Samsung, Acer, Asus, Toshiba & Fujitsu.
It applies to new PCs that the school buy for school use.
If you're unsure about anything, feel free to ask any questions you have. We need to make sure that you qualify because Microsoft are checking every order
Could you give an outline of prices as in your cheapest for each, I want to see how much we'd save and if it's good enough you have yourself a customer
For reference: a normal OEM sticker is about £60, so you're saving that. For a room of 30 machines, you're saving nearly £2k simply because Microsoft are being nice about these things at the moment. Has made me look very good here recently
EES, Office 365, Student Advantage, Shape the Future... they really are acting like decent sorts at the moment, aren't they?
Millgate (29th April 2014)
I'll get cracking with the quotes now
Keep them coming
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