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    Zoostorm

    Has anyone had experience with these on their recent build quality. I bought one for my sister 3 odd years ago and wasn't that impressed with the build quality. We have one coming on a loan to have a look at the quality but just wondered if any of you guys had a recent experience with them. Price wise nobody can beat them.

    - Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
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    - downgraded to Windows 7 Pro
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    All for £255.

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    We had a few at my last school. Wasn't overly impressed with the built quality, but they worked ok. I left before I could see how long they lasted.

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    thanks, i'll have to look at the components inside. I would presume they use off the self parts (unlike dell etc)

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    Yeah, its all standard Intel system builder stuff IIRC. I'd say have a chat with @VeryPC also, as they will probably be able to do you something similar.

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    I've been quoted some prices on very pc's before (not by very pc themselves) and they worked out £100 more for less of a spec pc.

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    I've inherited some Zoostorm stuff, and as long as it is working it is pretty good value, but I've had appalling experiences with support, to the point where they essentially gave up and told me to google the problem. They did send me a couple of new parts, but it was like pulling teeth.

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    Their SFF offerings are quite tasty. We've got a suite full here and haven't had any problems with them since they went in last summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    I've been quoted some prices on very pc's before (not by very pc themselves) and they worked out £100 more for less of a spec pc.
    Give them a chance to quote directly I'd say...

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    My wife has a netbook. The lithium cell needs replacing but they have made it as difficult as possible to get to it.

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    We have a few hundred Zoostorms here, can't really fault them. Ours have a 3 year warranty where they send out an engineer. All the parts are off the shelf and the current set are Gigabyte MBs. Yeah, they aren't bullet proof and blanking plates are flimsy, but what can anyone expect at that price. However be warned, always keep a couple of spare boxes around if you have a return to base warranty as they do charge for replacement boxes. Support on the phone isn't great, but they do have some good phone support people there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Yeah, its all standard Intel system builder stuff IIRC. I'd say have a chat with @VeryPC also, as they will probably be able to do you something similar.
    @localzuk you're a gentleman.
    @nathan, I can offer you fantastically built hardware, a great choice of products, impeccable pre and post sales after care, with a warranty designed to please our EduGeek clients (that doesn't include you having to keep the box your products came in for the duration of the warranty period). Feel free to get in touch and I'll do my best to provide you with a great offer - clearly sourcing from VARs will inflate your buy price.

    Best,
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    Thanks Colin, i've sent you a PM.

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