Hardware Thread, Computer for home based tutors in Technical; Afternoon all,
I am after some recommendations, we currently have a few distance learning tutors who work from home. We ...
7th May 2013, 03:43 PM #1
Computer for home based tutors
I am after some recommendations, we currently have a few distance learning tutors who work from home. We furnish them currently with a Optiplex 790, 19" wide screen and a headset.
We are about to recruit some new people in this role, and I don't think I've got enough 790's in stock to fulfill the order.
So...These computers are quite big and unwieldy(especially when being returned), I would be looking at an all in one or a small VESA mounted pc.
Most they will be doing is Office, web work and a soft VOIP phone, so nothing too powerful needed, to be honest the 790's are overkill!
What's good out there at the moment, people?
7th May 2013, 04:15 PM #2
I would give them new machines, more reliable. Sounds like sorting them if they breakdown will be a nightmare! If the Dell is in warranty you can send the Dell engineer to the remote location, easy (ish).
7th May 2013, 04:18 PM #3
I did mean new machines!
False economy not too really. All looked after via SCCM 2012 SP1 over VPN.
Nothing wrong with the current 790's, just going to have more home people than I have spare PC's! So want recommendations on what to buy instead to make up the shortfall.
7th May 2013, 04:21 PM #4
Oh right sorry i misread it.
Personally i would give them the Optiplex 7010, if they get more people working for them they will need to shell out for new machines. They can't expect to employ more people and not have other costs. Probably not what you want to hear, but personally i would't change the current system and introduce different types of machines etc.
7th May 2013, 04:25 PM #5
Cost isn't that much of an issue, the boss know there will be a cost involved,
The dells are fine, I am just asking what else is good out there, from a portability and easy to get back point of view, all in ones, VESA mounted etc. The full 790 and 19" wide monitor, plus accessories isn't exactly easy to post back! Well neither would an all-in-one, but the easier they are to transport the easier it is to organize pick up.
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