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15th October 2009, 05:15 PM #1
Laptops for staff, any recommendations?
We intend to purchase 3 or 4 new laptops for staff, so they dont need to be NASA esque mean machines that will play Crysis at 100fps.
We are looking at something around £300 give or take per unit and not netbooks. Wondered if anyone had made a similar purchase or knew of any recommendations? Cant really think of any brands we wouldnt consider so we're pretty open to most ideas.
15th October 2009, 05:17 PM #2
so basically all they need to do is surf the net, do a bit of facebooking, book holidays, and if push comes to shove... a bit of work - if the familly member e.g. teeenager is not downloading illegal music.
Entry level laptop from misco will do the job
15th October 2009, 05:18 PM #3
15th October 2009, 05:19 PM #4
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15th October 2009, 07:37 PM #5
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I've had some Lenovo kit lately, seem pretty sturdy and pretty nippy!
15th October 2009, 07:53 PM #6
I bought 12 of these for students in our sixth form at the start of the year. I think they are currently available via Insight with double RAM for under £300. Nice decent machine as long as you downgrade to XP from vista.
Originally Posted by PEO
15th October 2009, 07:55 PM #7
we've recently purchaced from the the acer outlet store, acer-man gave me some great prices on extensa 5230e's (I think that's the model), or try Simon from CPLTD, I have'nt had laptops from them but the last quote I had for kit was £££££ cheaper than anyone.
Last edited by ozzy; 15th October 2009 at 07:57 PM.
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15th October 2009, 07:57 PM #8
many thanks for the recomendation Ozzy
Originally Posted by ozzy
15th October 2009, 07:59 PM #9
this one has been quite popular with primarys we have some limited stock @ £335.00+vat with £50 cashback
Originally Posted by PEO
15th October 2009, 08:08 PM #10
The line that replaced actual "Thinkbook" or whatever they called it are really nice and sturdy. Metal hinges and built like they might survive a decent drop. You just have to be wary of buying the more consumer-oriented line like I did by mistake. I won't mention the model but with XP Pro and a finger print reader you'd think you were getting a business class product but sadly the build quality is fairly average.
Originally Posted by mcloum
Anyway in my experience the £400 mark is the sweet spot for a basic teacher laptop, and if there are any deals on you can even squeeze a carry case and mouse out of that budget. As long as you have at least 2GB of RAM you can't really go wrong spec-wise these days so be more selective about build quality. I use mostly HP kit and don't have too many problems.
16th October 2009, 12:18 AM #11
I've bought a few Acer Extensa 5630's from Insight fairly recently @ approx £340 and everyone seems quite happy so far with them.
16th October 2009, 12:38 AM #12
The majority of our laptops are Toshiba, and I'd recommend them. Good prices and good build.
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