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    What keyboards are you guys using as replacements? I need to replace a load of Dell ones that came with the PC's but instead of getting Dell replacements I want to get something a little more robust. I have swapped the majority of them with some old IBM ones we had as they are built like tanks.
    I was thinking along the lines of this, but it doesnt look very robust. Logitech Keyboard K120 - USB | Ebuyer.com

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    We normally supply those with new PCs, but I guess, as with any school, you'll all too soon find yourself with missing keys, etc.

    Sent you a quick PM.

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    Hi Gaz,

    We supply these new keyboards with our refurbished machines. They've been a hit with schools so far, we must've sent out over 3000 of them in the past year.

    I've got a stock here & if you wanted any we can do them at 8.50 each Ex VAT. Plus since you're close I'll even drop them off for you to save on delivery costs.

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    We usually buy the cheapest thing we can get our hands on as they only ever fail through vandalism and the quality of the keyboard seems to have little effect on that.

    Rob

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    Never had any issue with our Dell ones. The only thing since we got them was someone chopped a cable. Any type of keyboard would have this issue.

    Maybe the school should tackle the core problem of the classroom management?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    We usually buy the cheapest thing we can get our hands on as they only ever fail through vandalism and the quality of the keyboard seems to have little effect on that.

    Rob
    Keep an eye on the kids. Problem solved.

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    Even in Bristol we didn't have much of an issue with keyboards - what issues you having that means you have to replace them?

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    My feeling on this is the same as twin--turbo. Even if you give students anything they will find a way to destroy it.

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    The keyboards that I am replacing are the ones that came with the Dell PC's, they are very poor quality. Typing on them is a chore, because the keys don't actuate properly when pressed. This is not a result of vandalism but a poor quality product.

    I have already replaced a good chunk with some old IBM ones we have had around 7 years and they are still going strong.

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    How old are the machines? I would get them all replaced. I used to work for Dell Managed Services, if you can justify it they will replace them all.

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    The problem is I probably could because they will still be under warranty but they would just replace them with the same inferior product so is it worth it?

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    They have a few different types they can send another type out. What type of Dell machines do you have? What keyboards are they? How many are we talking?

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    We buy the K120's on too, 2 for 11 from Misco

    Logitech Keyboard K120 for Business, 2 for 1 offer (Q268759x2) - www.misco.co.uk

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    @Gaz i also have a contact that should be able to help.

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