Hardware Thread, New Equipment in Technical; if you've already got flat screens why not persuade the Ht to go for 'bog' standard mini towers. Parts are ...
9th March 2010, 10:55 PM #31
if you've already got flat screens why not persuade the Ht to go for 'bog' standard mini towers. Parts are easy to obtain and replace. What are you replacing? If your desks aren't very deep you'll lose some depth with an all in one, also with separate monitors pupils have the option of moving it closer to them if they need to. Go for a reason that's practical not ITish.
Last edited by chrbb; 9th March 2010 at 10:57 PM.
9th March 2010, 11:19 PM #32
i have something that looks pretty similar in the form of shuttles nice and small and compact but after a while the performance of the machines is not great and they tend to get rather warm!
Originally Posted by witch
as for hakko's suggestion of Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM (2x2GB), 80GB HD. i think the ram is a bit overkill as you only do primary don't you witch? i would only suggest more then 2gb ram if you use software such as the adobe cs3/cs4 suite which i doub't 10 year olds can manage to use. but defo dual core just for future proofing and maybe a 150gb hard disk just to be on the safe side.
10th March 2010, 09:05 AM #33
I have another question: we are going for a Ruckus wireless 'n' solution. This will obviously be fine for the new netbooks and the newer laptops but what about the old Dell Latitude D505s, HP Compaq 7400s, Thinkpad T60s etc. Can they use wireless 'n' and if not is there anything I can do about it?
10th March 2010, 09:19 AM #34
The 'n' wireless solution is backwards compatible with b/g so all of your old equipment will work fine it just means that the newer stuff can take full advantage of the extra range and speed.
10th March 2010, 09:52 AM #35
Thanks - panic over
It's all too much
10th March 2010, 10:02 AM #36
hopefully our phone call cleared up some bits yesterday too
10th March 2010, 10:19 AM #37
It did, it did
But today, having casually asked me to look into costings for the new year, the head came to me and said:
'Got any prices yet? I need to set the budget TODAY!'
Arrggghhhhhhh! Why didnt he ask me last week?
Luckily, being me, and with not much else on ATM, I did get on to it yesterday and have had one quote back already, so at least I could give him a ballpark figure
10th March 2010, 10:34 AM #38
For the back of the monitors or to put towers under the desks and such?
Originally Posted by witch
10th March 2010, 11:00 AM #39
- Rep Power
Re: All-in-One's ...
The two that I have used are Ergo AS1 and Dell Vostro 320 AIO ... The Dell is *much* cheaper and uses desktop components (no power brick).. and it looks nicer I think.. BUT it doesnt have a VGA out .. so cant use it to connect to a Projector.. (unless you use a USB2VGA Adapter, but these arent that good) The AS1 uses laptop technology.. but does have a VGA out..
my choice would be the Dell...
29th April 2010, 05:47 PM #40
You mean the mPOD http://www.bretforduk.com/item.asp?iID=346
Originally Posted by john
Last edited by Alis_Klar; 29th April 2010 at 05:58 PM.
29th April 2010, 06:28 PM #41
Another vote for the HP 7900 we have the USDT ones with the builtr on screen (19"W)
Originally Posted by laserblazer
29th April 2010, 08:27 PM #42
The netbooks are an ongoing issue - the Ruckus is due to arrive in early May (and of course I have to set it up) and then the boss will be panting for things to hang off it.
So....keep telling me about netbooks.
I like the Samsungs and the Dells ATM
29th April 2010, 08:42 PM #43
After a lengthy (and ongoing) legal battle with Acer, and having trialled Samsungs, Toshiba's and Dells (aswell as HP etc), I have to say that Samsungs are by far the best ones to go for in my opinion. With Windows 7 Professional (which is what I installed on each), it just worked, flawlessly. I cannot fault them.
26th May 2010, 09:35 PM #44
@witch what computers did you end up getting? Just been asked to get quotes - my favourite occupation NOT
26th May 2010, 09:41 PM #45
We still havent!!!!. That school has decided that the wireless plus some sort of netbook - probably samsung will be enough for this year. BUT my other school is now being given the go ahead for a new suite of kit and I am awaiting quotes from a local co which will be unbranded, and then Simon at CP. I have asked for your basic dual core reasonable speed, 3 or 4 gb ram, hard disk size not an issue (all on network), smaillish tower or desktop. My heart yearns for Dells but I don't know if we can afford them. Whatever they are, they will have a three year guarantee!
Originally Posted by chrbb
I'll keep you posted
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