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    Small form factor PCs

    Not sure of the best location for this one - but thought here may be best...

    I've been sent a link for some very small form factor PCs that are also apparently also very Eco-Friendly...

    Never heard of the company before and with my previous experience of similar sized PCs (I inherited some to support from an unknown manufacturer at a new site when I moved into my current job and they are dire)

    Soooo, has anybody have any experience with VeryPC? BroadLeaf BL32-B-E53 « GreenPC « Business « VeryPC

    Good? Bad? Indifferent? What is their support like? Build quality?

    Basically I'm just lookiing for feedback from anyone that has experience of them.

    Ta in advance.

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    Have you seen the new Dell Optiplex 780 USFF? It's got very similar dimensions to the PC you linked to - not sure on how eco-friendly it is though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    Not sure of the best location for this one - but thought here may be best...

    I've been sent a link for some very small form factor PCs that are also apparently also very Eco-Friendly...

    Never heard of the company before and with my previous experience of similar sized PCs (I inherited some to support from an unknown manufacturer at a new site when I moved into my current job and they are dire)

    Soooo, has anybody have any experience with VeryPC? BroadLeaf BL32-B-E53 « GreenPC « Business « VeryPC

    Good? Bad? Indifferent? What is their support like? Build quality?

    Basically I'm just lookiing for feedback from anyone that has experience of them.

    Ta in advance.
    how much are they?

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    I have no experience with that certain pc.

    But they use 38w an hour where as the eee-box from asus use 20w.
    With these systems, they are green till you add in the monitor electric usage. which is where many school fail at going green.

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    HI

    I like the ones from stone and hp but they do have problems when they get old the fans have to work hard to keep them cool and the fans fail and have to be replaced and the heat can reduce the life of the hard drives.

    Richard

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    We've bought 200+ PC's and 2 Servers from VeryPC and been extremely impressed.

    Of the 200+ PC's to re-do our suites we've had no DOA's and they come with a 5 year warranty and there is a next business day swap out which is extremely reliable.

    We've also bought a couple of the Broadleaf machines and have been impressed with them.

    Big thumbs up from me

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    I am a fan of the HP DC7900 USDT. They look particularly smart mounted on the back of the HP Workstation Stands with the monitor on the front.

    Approximately 100 onsite and no problems so far

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    RM's EcoQuiet PCs run at about 35W, too - they are full-sized though, so no good if wanted these for the SFF case.

    At the latest Tech Seminars, RM were waving round their mini PCs (can't remember the proper name) which Vesa-mount onto the backs of monitors which is pretty neat.

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    I knew the company sounded familiar I was looking at their Green Hive machine to go with a new ncomputing cluster.

    Ben

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    If your specifically looking at max energy efficiency then VeryPC have some solutions for things like powering down monitors and machines when no-one is infront of the PC using webcams and face recognition etc etc.

    We havent gone as far as that but they do the technology if you were interested.

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    I'm suitably impressed with our Acer N260Gs we got from Acer outlet:

    New Aspire Revo Ultra Small ION Platform Desktop - Acer Outlet

    Actually, I'm that impressed I even posted photos:

    Acer L410 and N260 Small Form PCs from £160

    These are just under £350 at the moment, complete with widescreen monitor and Windows XP Pro.

    For switching the monitor off when the PC is powered off, we use cheap E-On PowerDown devices from eBay, £10 each:

    Intelliplug Energy Saving Computer Adaptor TV Powerdown on eBay (end time 17-Jan-10 23:08:21 GMT)

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    Unless my maths went wrong somewhere, those E-On PowerDowns will take you 18 years to break even...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Unless my maths went wrong somewhere, those E-On PowerDowns will take you 18 years to break even...
    Some times green is not always more cost effective, sometimes it's not about the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Unless my maths went wrong somewhere, those E-On PowerDowns will take you 18 years to break even...
    From a "green" point of view, probably longer - I don't know how much energy it takes to manufacture one of those PowerDowns, but it's probably a fair bit. eBay probably isn't the cheapest way to buy them, though - there must be somewhere to buy them bulk for a bit cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    From a "green" point of view, probably longer - I don't know how much energy it takes to manufacture one of those PowerDowns, but it's probably a fair bit. eBay probably isn't the cheapest way to buy them, though - there must be somewhere to buy them bulk for a bit cheaper.
    The Greenest solution would be to switch the units off at the wall outlet. But that can create other issues by it'self.



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