+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 35
Hardware Thread, AIO Pcs - opinions? in Technical; Hi, We are thinking of going for the AIO option for a wow factor in our new sixth form block. ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North
    Posts
    1,903
    Thank Post
    25
    Thanked 96 Times in 76 Posts
    Rep Power
    51

    AIO Pcs - opinions?

    Hi,

    We are thinking of going for the AIO option for a wow factor in our new sixth form block. Anyone gone down this line? Bit old fashioned me so I like the standard boxes but the tidy wires appeal to me a lot.

    Like the Glide and the stone ones, got 2 Lenovo ones in reception which are very cool looking.

  2. Thanks to Simcfc73 from:

    VeryPC_Colin_M (10th June 2014)

  3. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    83
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    4
    We have one in reception, Lenovo i5 white Apple looking thing...

    Never had an issues with it, looks great with the white wireless keyboard & mouse it came with.

    Not got any in classrooms so can't comment; but it would save a lot of room on the benching we have.

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    mnah mnah!
    Posts
    1,126
    Thank Post
    275
    Thanked 227 Times in 173 Posts
    Rep Power
    113
    We evaluated the stone box. Really like it. I would buy one for home, never mind work, if I wasn't a mac kinda person.

  5. #4
    ADMaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    356
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 39 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    25
    I like aios for the tidiness and ease of setup as well.
    Some HP some local brand and a lot of lenovos.

  6. #5

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,512
    Thank Post
    627
    Thanked 1,173 Times in 900 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    524
    Got the glides in our Art block for a similar reason, tidy, large screens, solid. No complaints so far!

  7. #6

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,521
    Thank Post
    1,532
    Thanked 2,639 Times in 1,827 Posts
    Rep Power
    814
    I am after 32 PCs for our IT suite and AIO is an option. They scare me a bit so I would like to hear opinions from anyone who has a set that is used a lot

  8. #7
    Nick_Parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dainfern, South Africa
    Posts
    473
    Thank Post
    100
    Thanked 18 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    We have over 120 Lenovo AIO units and they're fantastic, small footprint, no CPU boxes, less cables.

  9. Thanks to Nick_Parker from:

    witch (11th June 2014)

  10. #8
    Galway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,463
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 345 Times in 238 Posts
    Rep Power
    107
    I have one, and were starting to roll them out across the school.

    Visualizers are not in the middle of computer & monitor and so some 'getting used to' by staff is required.
    They are put together with no tamper bits, you cant get in the suckers without a fight.
    Adding a second monitor is a breeze.
    Cant really pop the back off and clean them, add more memory, swap the HD or add one your currently 'fixing' like a traditional case.
    All issues need to go back to support.

    But they are nice and shiny

  11. Thanks to Galway from:

    witch (11th June 2014)

  12. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    870
    Thank Post
    59
    Thanked 133 Times in 111 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    Another vote for the Lenovo units - we've got around 40 of them and they're great. About to get another 30 this summer.

  13. #10
    Heebeejeebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Intergalactic Cruise
    Posts
    1,067
    Thank Post
    69
    Thanked 81 Times in 64 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    We recently bought a room full of of the Dell 7020 AIOs and they seem fine. As mentioned there's a certain wow factor as they look tidy. There's also less for the kids to rip off or break

    HBJB

  14. #11
    Jamman960's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    London/Kent
    Posts
    1,002
    Thank Post
    190
    Thanked 199 Times in 159 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    I imagine they're alot better now but back in 2007 the ones I dealt with were absolutely awful, I worked for a company that supplied and supported schools.

    Build quality was the biggest problem, the inverter boards on the screen regularly failed which then meant the school was down a pc rather than just a monitor, dissasembling them took ages.

    I'd probably stick with tier 1 manufacturers and as longer onsite warrantee as possible although I guess this is now more the norm than it used to be.

  15. #12

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Watford
    Posts
    921
    Thank Post
    401
    Thanked 124 Times in 82 Posts
    Rep Power
    79
    We have been with Viglen for the last 3 years and have used their Omninos and Integras and we have been impressed with them. No other vendor can touch their pricing for the hardware plus the warranties!

  16. #13


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    7,059
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 926 Times in 795 Posts
    Rep Power
    309
    ive rolled out lots of varios lenovo aio's and a few hps. One of the hps is now out of warranty and has an iffy hdd (not looking forward to the day that does die) but they look so much nicer and neater than a standard pc. At the end of the day its basically just a laptop in a keyboard less case so shuld be as if not more relaible as being bigger should give a better airflow. They can just be a bit of a pita to get into to change bits and dont have the expandability of a desktop but so far no real complaints/issues just wish they would put a usb port on the front where you can see it

  17. #14


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,805
    Thank Post
    262
    Thanked 2,967 Times in 2,182 Posts
    Rep Power
    846
    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee View Post
    We recently bought a room full of of the Dell 7020 AIOs and they seem fine.
    +1. We have some Dell AIOs too and they are very easy to take apart if needed. Just remove the stand, slide the back of the case off and you're in.

    It's also possible to spec them without optical drives, which is one less thing to get damaged. With some AIOs you don't get a choice.
    Last edited by Arthur; 11th June 2014 at 11:40 AM.

  18. #15

    fiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,372
    Thank Post
    477
    Thanked 339 Times in 287 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    I was also considering AIOs but my only concern would be the inability to diagnose/solve any faults. Can you reseat memory? Can you replace hard drives? Does everything need to be referred back to the manufacturer?



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. AIO PC's suitable for a primary school
    By Little-Miss in forum Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2nd February 2012, 10:52 PM
  2. Does anyone have an opinion on "Smart PC Guides"
    By chazzy2501 in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th March 2010, 12:18 PM
  3. Dell Optiplex 760 USFF AIO PC - from £529.00
    By WStore_Dan in forum Our Advertisers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 1st April 2009, 02:04 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 9th March 2009, 12:01 PM
  5. Distro Opinion
    By Diello in forum *nix
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 21st June 2005, 09:57 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •