Hardware Thread, Lenovo desktops? in Technical; Had a very nice looking quote on some ThinkCentre M58's to be used for admin PCs. Core2Duo E7400, 19" monitor ...
8th June 2009, 03:16 PM #1
Had a very nice looking quote on some ThinkCentre M58's to be used for admin PCs. Core2Duo E7400, 19" monitor and tilt \ swivel stand for around 500 a unit. Currently the M58 is on the PC Pro A-list for business PCs... anyone had any experiences with em good or bad?
8th June 2009, 07:53 PM #2
I have used Lenovo A56/7/8 for some years and they are all well built and easy to maintain.
The support is based in Scotland so depending on how Glaswegian the operator is it can be as tiresome as a Mumbai call centre
Joking apart, with all of the corporate brands the warranty is the real winner.
The Lenovo's seem to have suffered more than some vendors with Capacitor failures.
I had 6 machines all go down with "Fat Cap Syndrome" thats the official Lenovo terminology.
The machines were all just 3 months out of a 12 Month warranty.
I had to get very annoyed with a few people before a nice man from Latvia emailed me and arranged for an engineer to come and replace all of the motherboards FOC!
Since then I have had two more fail under warranty with the same fault.
Now don't let that put you off because I have seen the same fault on a dozen Dells, Viglens, HP's and several laptops.
I think because the Lenovos are probably closer to the source of the dodgy capacitor problem they seem to have a higher incident rate of it.
If you are going to invest in "Premium Hardware" just make sure you get the 3yr warranty option thrown in.
8th June 2009, 08:38 PM #3
Just taken a punt and ordered 68 of the M58 SFF, never considered Levono desktops before but seeing how the HP's seem to be going up in price and i can get exctually the same spec as a DC7900 HP in what looks like a better case with a 3 year warrenty for less money its a no brainer.
Science are looking at the M58 USFF with the bracket to mount it to the screen, supposed to be sent a sample this week, so will let you know what its like.
Thanks to Tallwood_6 from:
9th June 2009, 09:32 AM #4
We have around 300 lenovo desktops mainly A series but around 30 M series and they have all been brilliant, we have only had 2 engineer call out in 3 years since we started buying lenovo.
9th June 2009, 10:23 AM #5
We have just secured a deal on some Lenovo ThinkCentre M58 USFF desktops with 3 year on-site warranty for a couple of customers. The details are...
ThinkCentre M58 Series USFF - On-site Warranty 3 Years
Mechanical Package Eco USFF 1x2, 87 Plus / WW
Sytem Power Adapter 130W 87% PLUS
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 Processor (2.5GHz 800MHz FSB 2MB L2)
PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 UDIMM
2GB PC3-8500 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
160GB, 8M Cache, 7200RPM SATA II
DVD Recordable (with DVD Playback & Burner Software) for XP-Vista
Integrated Video GMA4500
Integrated High Definition Audio
Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
Lenovo USB Preferred Pro Full Size Keyboard - UK English
Lenovo Optical Wheel Mouse - USB Primax 400 DPI
Windows Vista Business with Windows XP Professional Downgrade
Windows Vista Business with Windows XP Professional Downgrade - English
£359.00 without monitor or integrated stand
£509.00 with L174 17" monitor & integrated stand
£509.00 with L1940W monitor & integrated stand
Prices are excluding VAT & delivery and are subject to change without notice. I'll be doing a couple of Lenovo special offers shortly and will post them in the advertisers forum but in the mean-time, if you have any questions then please get in touch
Thanks to WStore_Dan from:
9th June 2009, 11:55 AM #6
We have about 30 IBM (pre-Lenovo) and 30 Lenovo desktops. Anecdotal evidence shows that you can allow a roofs worth of water to flood over them while they're powered on and they still work after air drying. For this reason alone they're my choice of desktop for our more hazardous environments.
9th June 2009, 03:59 PM #7
Sounds good so far
Tallwood_6 I'd be very interested to see how the bracket fares as that's what we'd be ordering as well...
7th July 2009, 12:54 PM #8
Should we buy M58 or HP DC7900?? Lenovo looks quite a competitor
7th July 2009, 01:14 PM #9
We have both the M58 usff and sff and DC7900 sff and mini tower and theres not alot of difference the lenovo seem a little better built though and i've had some iffy power supplies in the HP's.
7th July 2009, 01:27 PM #10
We've supplied a couple of EduGeekers with the Lenovo USFF desktops now and they seem to be very impressed. Feel free to contact me for a quote tailored to your needs on either HP or Lenovo
7th July 2009, 01:30 PM #11
We have some great deals on Lenovo and HP at the moment so be sure to give us a shout,
7th July 2009, 02:10 PM #12
Funnily enough we have 30 A58 SFF in a classroom and twice when its belted it down with rain this one PC by a window has got soaked, but it has been fine.
Originally Posted by pete
Think they are water resistant!!! LOL
8th July 2009, 08:14 AM #13
Our latest quote from dell is 400 quid a pop for dell optiplex 760 sf with:
Core 2 duo with 2.8Ghz 3MB Cache
2 GB of ram
Vista with XP downgrade
For 400 quid a pop xD An extra 65 for monitors which are 19 inch i think.
Oh and all with 5 year next business day on site warranty
8th July 2009, 11:10 AM #14
Our latest pricing on the Lenovo M58 is £349.00+vat Free Delivery
Dual Core E5200 (2.5Ghz)
Intel GMA 4500 128Mb
Vista Business downgrade to XP Pro
3 Year On-site NBD
9th July 2009, 09:42 AM #15
Can you PM me a quote for M58 Ultra Small Form Factor
Originally Posted by CPLTD
We need Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor with 2 GB or 4 GB RAM HDD 160GB will be enough, we dont need any DVD drive as they are for curriculum, gigbit ethernet and 3 years warranty, let us know the price without monitor and with monitor and stand as well
If there are other people who want to send quote they can PM as well.
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