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    New PC's for ICT Suite

    Hi guys,
    We will be replacing or existing PCs in our ICT suite and was wondering if anyone has any ideas which ones to recommend. I am staying away from Dell as i find their after sales support extremely poor.
    I am looking for something robust with limited cable exposure. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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    Stone Computers - Call Jamie on 01785 285648
    Tell him MarkB from Cornwall sent you! (We might both gets discounts!!)

    5yr next day on site business warrenty as standard, ultra reliable and fantastic support (search on here for Stone Computers - there are various other threads on them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by laputa01 View Post
    Hi guys,
    We will be replacing or existing PCs in our ICT suite and was wondering if anyone has any ideas which ones to recommend. I am staying away from Dell as i find their after sales support extremely poor.
    I am looking for something robust with limited cable exposure. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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    The HP DC7900 range are very robust and come with a 3 yr warrany as standard shown below,



    Product Description HP Compaq dc7900 - FU038ET#ABU
    Processor 1 x Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core E5200 2.50GHz, 800MHz
    Cache 2MB - L2 Cache
    Hard Drive 80GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm/td>
    Networking Ethernet
    Fast Ethernet
    Gigabit Ethernet
    RAM 1GB (installed)
    DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Controller Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Optical Storage Slim SATA 8X DVD-ROM Drive
    Monitor None
    OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista Business - XP Pro Media
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 25.1 x 25.4 x 6.6 cm
    Weight 3.1 kg
    Manufacturer Warranty 3 year on-site warranty


    We have these available and on offer for £440+vat Free Delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    The HP DC7900 range are very robust and come with a 3 yr warrany as standard shown below,



    Product Description HP Compaq dc7900 - FU038ET#ABU
    Processor 1 x Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core E5200 2.50GHz, 800MHz
    Cache 2MB - L2 Cache
    Hard Drive 80GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm/td>
    Networking Ethernet
    Fast Ethernet
    Gigabit Ethernet
    RAM 1GB (installed)
    DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Controller Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
    Optical Storage Slim SATA 8X DVD-ROM Drive
    Monitor None
    OS Provided Microsoft Windows Vista Business - XP Pro Media
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 25.1 x 25.4 x 6.6 cm
    Weight 3.1 kg
    Manufacturer Warranty 3 year on-site warranty


    We have these available and on offer for £440+vat Free Delivery.
    we have some of these in our media block, they have been reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laputa01 View Post
    Hi guys,
    We will be replacing or existing PCs in our ICT suite and was wondering if anyone has any ideas which ones to recommend. I am staying away from Dell as i find their after sales support extremely poor.
    I am looking for something robust with limited cable exposure. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi laputa01 - I will send you a quotation over shortly if I may, however can you advise if and if so which O/S is required. Also are monitors required - 17", 19", hard glass, 4:3 or widescreen? Please feel free to check comments on service and product on the site - you will not be disappointed. You will find that the sponsors here are almost obliged to bend over backwards to keep you happy!

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    well, the last set of PCs I bought were about a third of the price of those HPs

    What sort of thing do you need them to do? is it basic 11-16 ICT, in which case the above is total overkill and basically any industry standard entry level system for £200 or less will do, or do you need much more oomph for video editing, media work etc, in which case they'd be great?

    For bog standard stuff here I'm looking at these: Cheap Library W/Ss with Atom CPUs ,but they may be a little short of firepower to do a general purpose ICT suite.
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    We've got some DC7800s, very happy with them. However all the parts at propriatory, and they will be a pain to maintain once out of warranty. They mount to the back of a special monitor.

    We also have some Viglen Omnimo 3s. More expensive, but they use standard parts.

    Stone are an excellent company, will still use them for stardard form factor computers.

    EDIT: FIrst pic is the Viglens, second is the HP.
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    We have 100 stone machines here got them last summer, had a few problems but they always come next day and was only £200 each with 3 years warranty cant grumble at that

    *Edit* They sent us a machine for us to install our software on and cloned them all in that price aswell
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    I know you have said no to Dell, but is it the business support or home support you have had issues with?

    Anyhow just to give you something to compare with, Dell are currently offering the following spec Vostro 220MT for £440.00 online

    • Intel® Core™2 Duo E7400 processor 2.80GHz
    • Vista® Business with XP Professional installed
    • 20in WIDESCREEN Monitor (1680 x 1050)
    • 4096MB 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
    • 320GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
    • 256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 3450 graphics card
    • 16x DVD +/- RW Drive
    • 3Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day
    • Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio HD


    Should see you good for 5+ years easy.

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    Please click on the following link for base units ranging from £179.00 including 3 year warranty:

    SCL Online - Systems > Desktops and Towers

    You have a choice of chassis type all with industry standard parts, so upgradability route is there should you wish to pursue that at a later date (installing new parts will not void the warranty on the PC, providing you don't actually break anything!). I may well be able to discount some pricing if you let me know a particular unit in which you are interested, or we can customise one to suit.

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    <pricks up ears when he sees these: SCL Online - Scorpion I - Sempron LE-1250 1GB DDR2 80GB DVD-Rom with that warranty they look a good possibility

    What are the dimensions of the small desktop and the smallest tower? (physical space is an issue in our library)

    Are XP drivers easily available or does it have to be Vista?

    If you like you can PM me a quote for 10 and 20 of them (may be doing the maths rooms too) with the cheapest OS at the moment (we've got a M$ School agreement so anything we can "upgrade" from will do)

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    we have just updates our IT Suite with Stone Computers, very happy they deliver on time and have had no problems with PCs yet, good spec and good price

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    Base units ranging from £179.00 including 3 year warranty

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyRidal View Post
    <pricks up ears when he sees these: SCL Online - Scorpion I - Sempron LE-1250 1GB DDR2 80GB DVD-Rom with that warranty they look a good possibility

    What are the dimensions of the small desktop and the smallest tower? (physical space is an issue in our library)

    Are XP drivers easily available or does it have to be Vista?

    If you like you can PM me a quote for 10 and 20 of them (may be doing the maths rooms too) with the cheapest OS at the moment (we've got a M$ School agreement so anything we can "upgrade" from will do)
    Cheers Tony dimensions and info:

    The desktop can also be used as a tower - dimensions 97(H) x 427(D, including front panel) x 340(W) mm. Sit snugly behind monitors aswell.

    The standard minitower chassis is 363(D) x 180(W) x 370(H) mm

    XP drivers - no problem at all.

    If price is a real issue we can supply Atom PCs in the same format - PM quote over shortly for the AMD...

    Thanks for the inquiry!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    I'm thinking of replacing an IT suite. I've been quoted £206 per unit for 30 HP dx2450 desktops (AMD Athlon 64 2.7GHz - 1GB DDR2 SDRAM - 160GB - DVD-ROM - Gigabit Ethernet -Windows Vista Home Basic) and £55 per 17" BenQ monitor

    but I'd be interested in any alternatives if you suppliers want to PM me.
    VISTA HOME BASIC ????

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    Vista Home Basic is fine as a base licence to upgrade from if you have a schools agreement

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