I'm looking at these as our new desktop platform for when our hardware refresh cycle comes round (well actually it's been already and delayed for a year until now )

Had a look at VDI as well instead of desktops but I think server cost (think HP blades) and VMWare licensing would be too much to take in one hit, bit risky as well as for what we do PC boxes might be a safer option (adult education doing first steps IT courses).

Question is about hardware stability. Apparently these aren't guaranteed to be a stable platform regarding mainboards, chipsets etc so was wondering if anyone has any and if so how have they been i.e. does one image still do the lot?