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    All in one PCs

    Does anybody use all in one pc's within there school ?? I am looking into replacing the KS2 IT Suite as we currently have Dell Optiplex 755's they are around 5 years old and could really do with replacing.

    Due to the way the suite was designed years ago there is no room for a tower unit on the desk and if its placed underneath the younger children sit there kicking it, so I thought I would look at the all-in-one option. Obviously due to financial constraints we can’t afford to buy top of the range but I do want the best we can get.

    Has anyone used them or got any suggestions as I think these would be ideal for school, not really botherd weather its a touch screen or not.
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    Ergo's all in ones looked good at BETT.

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    Thanks for that I will give them a look and see what price they come in at.

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    A few more that might be worth looking at...


    Dell's prices are a lot cheaper if you contact their education team.

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    When i worked at a uni we had Viglen's and Dell all in ones.

    I'm not sure on the price since i didn't deal with that bit but as for easy of use and setup they were both great machines.

    There was a problem with the power supply's. Known fualt on them failing in the first year. Viglen replaced them without any problems. Even sent someone out to do it.

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    Just could be fun in 5 years getting spares to replace parts, when nobody will pay for a new suite.

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    We have a load of HP DC7800s that are well built and have been very reliable. The biggest problem is the adjustable monitors. The kids yank them up and down, pulling the power lead out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    We have a load of HP DC7800s that are well built and have been very reliable. The biggest problem is the adjustable monitors. The kids yank them up and down, pulling the power lead out.
    We had a huge problem at work with the HP7700 not running at 1gbps on XP. Spend 2 days updating drivers, firmware etc. Ended up putting them on 7 *Sigh*

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    What about usff mounted to the back of screens?

    More upgrade / repair options and looks the same to the end user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Dell's prices are a lot cheaper if you contact their education team.
    We do have a Dell Premier accounts for the school, but I have noticed that the prices on the Dell systems seem to be going up lately and that's what has got me looking at other systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staningrimsby View Post
    I have noticed that the prices on the Dell systems seem to be going up lately and that's what has got me looking at other systems.
    I think part of the reason for that is due to the price of RAM increasing significantly since January and should affect all PC manufacturers eventually.


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    We use RM Ones and even though they aren't the cheapest they are the most student proof PC I've ever seen. They have also been extremely reliable.

    If cost is an issue then we have just start bought a number of Lenovo C345 all-in-ones for our 6th form study area. They are really well built pieces of kit and performance suits the needs of the students that use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickH View Post
    We had a huge problem at work with the HP7700 not running at 1gbps on XP. Spend 2 days updating drivers, firmware etc. Ended up putting them on 7 *Sigh*
    That's interesting. We have some 7700s and we have just upgraded to 1gig. Starting an upgrade to Windows 7 tomorrow but I'll try them with XP to see what happens. As XP support is about to end, upgrading to 7 is for the best anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickH View Post
    We had a huge problem at work with the HP7700 not running at 1gbps on XP. Spend 2 days updating drivers, firmware etc. Ended up putting them on 7 *Sigh*
    Why delay the inevertable ?

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    Lenovo have some all in one units that seem good, seem them at a few colleges and schools now.

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