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    Top choice for new ICT Suites

    Hi

    Weve been using Lenovo ThinkCentre's for some time but we are planning a new ICT Suite.

    What is everyones first choice of make and model when planning new Suites?

    Thanks

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    DIY every single time. Save so much money that way.

    That said, i know many schools feel they don't have the time or resources to be doing that so in that case, these: "Nano 110i" Intel Core i3 3.10GHz Dual Core System [] with what i think are optional VESA mounts, attached to the backs of some nice 24" monitors.

    Or a more recent one we've tried is these: Novatech All-in-One Monitor Stand | NOV-MSAIO with these: The Novatech Pro NSI05 plus a nice 24" monitor

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    I'm quite 'vocal' on the boards about how much i like VeryPC.

    Their warranty is strong, the build quality is excellent and they are decent people which also helps!


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    Hi Ellisteph,

    Happy to have a chat about your thoughts and ideas to see what we can offer . I'll PM you my details .

    Below is a set-up of a secondary school ICT we supplied in Nottinghamshire.
    BroadLeaf desktop PC Implementation at Ashfield School - YouTube

    Cheers

    Andy

    PS thanks for the recommendation RTFM

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellisteph10 View Post
    What is everyones first choice of make and model when planning new Suites?

    RM.

    Not because they're good... We just have no other choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    RM.

    Not because they're good... We just have no other choice.
    Why's that X-13?

    I know that we've supplied some of our hardware to an RM managed school this summer, as I was dealing with providing advanced imaging units, so that RM could capture the driver/OS sets..

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    We are just about to order a pile of Dell Optiplex 7010 USFF where the PC sits on the monitor stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    We are just about to order a pile of Dell Optiplex 7010 USFF where the PC sits on the monitor stand.
    They look pretty cool but are they expensive ? Do they have height adjust? - Our top seller this summer was Green PC Computers | Low Power PC Servers | Eco PC Servers | VeryPC - Similar to the Optiplex 7010 but the monitor mounts to the SFF desktop. It means you can get height adjust, tilt and pivot on a low cost or existing monitor.

    Are dell supplying SSD at a reasonable cost now or are you sticking with HDD?

    Andy

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    We've gone with Stone and Novatech in the past, but any of the custom build ones tend to be the best value for money - VeryPC are, obviously, spoken of highly 'round here, and Zoostorm are available through a number of resellers now (although the jury is still out on them).

    Ed:it @VeryPC - have you read the comments on that video?
    this is my school and those computers are uterly [sic] retarded

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    Might be time to turn comments off over there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Might be time to turn comments off over there!

    Oh dear, slightly embarrassing ... Quite funny though. !

    I think Jekooo needs to work on his/her spelling .


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    I'm a big fan of Viglen machines, and HP machines. Both have served me well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    They look pretty cool but are they expensive ? Do they have height adjust? - Our top seller this summer was Green PC Computers | Low Power PC Servers | Eco PC Servers | VeryPC - Similar to the Optiplex 7010 but the monitor mounts to the SFF desktop. It means you can get height adjust, tilt and pivot on a low cost or existing monitor.

    Are dell supplying SSD at a reasonable cost now or are you sticking with HDD?

    Andy
    @VeryPC Sorry but i have looked at VeryPC and they cant compete with Dell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    @VeryPC Sorry but i have looked at VeryPC and they cant compete with Dell.
    Can't compete with Dell on what? Price? Product features? Support? Any chance of expanding upon your post? I think VeryPC have come on a long way and could perhaps do a counter proposal on the board for a like for like Dell quote? I've seen quotes for their Flex All-In-One with a 21" hard glass monitor that beat the Stone Unistand with monitor and USFF PC recently which was impressive considering Stone can print replicated Windows COAs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    @VeryPC Sorry but i have looked at VeryPC and they cant compete with Dell.
    Sounds like a challenge PM'd

    Andy

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