DELL / HP here.
just looking to find out what make of laptops are used in the education enviroment. Is there a dominant brand out there?
We tend to go for TOSHIBA ranging from A30 SP2100 L10 & L20s Although the elonexs we have are right work horses.
DELL / HP here.
We have Dell D505's and D510's. They've mainly been purchased through our LEA's 'Laptops for Teachers' scheme.
We have a mixture of laptops that have been bought through Laptops for Teachers. Some of the old RMs are still going strong. The newest ones (last 18 months approximately) have been purchased from Ergo and have been fine so far.
I have a mixture of Dell and HP... the HP one's are of a far higher build quality.
toshiba here. All the ones we buy come with 3yr warranty which is useful as it also covers the power supplies as teachers are incapable of looking after them it seems..... *runs to hide*
We have a right old mixture, mainly ACER laptops of varying ages and specs, but we are mainly buying Toshiba at the moment and are looking to convert the main bulk of our staff laptops to Toshiba ones this year as we find them more reliable.
We also have some HP ones which are quite good, but I find the wireless networking on them un-reliable. Few odd DELL ones, and some ancient RM ones as well (but these were freebies I seem to recall.)
Mostly IBM-R50e (70), Some IBM-R60, a few toshes and older acers (21) are to be replaced with R60's in April. The IBM's are sturdy.
We have a mix of Acers, RM, HP, and the last 2 lots of the Laptops for Teachers have been Ergos, but I think the batch from 3 years ago has a faulty HDD run in them. Third one of the same lot has now failed.
We've now moved onto the NovaTech Laptops. They offer an extended warranty for about £40 which is a bargain.
Dell Latitude D series notebooks, because you can replace the optical drives with media bay batteries. This means they will work all day without top up charges. Spares are relatively cheap too.
Personally I prefer high-end Thinkpads (X & T series) but they are too expensive for curriculum use.
Novatech which are Uniwill chassis. Cheap and I used to work for them so know the tech and aftersales.
staff ell Lat D505, HP NX6310, Acer aspire 3100
students: Dell Lat 100L, HP nx6110
We have a selection of Toshibas, Fujitsu-Siemens and HP's. We also have 1 dell. I am only buying HP now though, in order to try and standardise things - it is irritating having so many different people to call when things go wrong.
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