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    New PC Suite

    Does anyone have any companies they can recommend in terms of both price and support?

    I've got to put together 3 quotes for a PC suite and wanted to know if anyone had any company to recommend, or even advise against 8O

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Hi Matt

    We'd love to be one of the 3 companies invited to quote. Please visit our website at www.sclonline.co.uk or email me at dw@sclonline.co.uk. All of our PCs are built to the highest standard and come with 3 year on-site warranties as standard.

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Ask for Rachael Shalloe at The IT Support Centre - they have given us the PCs for this room.

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    Re: New PC Suite

    When you say they have Given you the machines,do you really mean given or sholud it read sold.

    If it really is given how does this work?

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Have you looked at the OGC Great Deals???

    You don't need 3 quotes to buy from them and the prices are unbelievable and available to any school etc (must be public sector)

    you would be mad not to at least look at what is available

    Great Deals

    Great deals … one easy way to simple procurement …

    At OGCbuying.solutions we strive to help our colleagues in the public sector achieve greater efficiency in their procurement activities. For the second time this year, we are pleased to bring you our best deals which are proven to deliver exceptional savings and are readily accessible through Buying Solutions’ Catalist framework agreements and Managed Services.

    Last year we saved our customers £412 million by using best practice procurement processes which strive to get the best possible deals from the marketplace.

    For more details on each of the deals, please call Buying Solutions’ Customer Service Desk on 0845 410 2222 or access the information below.
    see here for the catalog

    http://online.ogcbuyingsolutions.gov...als/index.html

    Customers please note that they are permitted under EU rules to make a catalogue selection without running further competition for Great Deals.
    typical pc


    Small Form Factor Chassis (100 X 407 X 348 mm (W X D X H) - SIS 661FX Chipset - Intel Pentium 4 524 CPU - 2 x 512MB DDR RAM - 80GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive - Combo CD-RW/DVD Drive - Onboard Gigabit LAN - Onboard SIS 661FX Graphics - Onboard Audio - USB Keyboard - USB Optical Mouse - Microsoft Windows XP Home with SP2 - 3 Years On-Site Next Business Day Warranty & HansG 17" TFT (P/N125023) http://www.misco.co.uk/nopricinginfo...125022&cam=WW#
    The current deals offer price savings of up to 49%, with prices for a PC with a TFT Monitor starting at just £370.00. Laptops can be purchased for as little as £461.21, and PC base units and TFT Monitors are available with prices starting at just £268.00 for PCs and £88.00 for monitors.
    cheers

    andy

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Yeah they gave us machines ...







    ... in exchange for a purchase order placed by the school's finance people

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    Re: New PC Suite

    I have had some suites from CCL Computers in Bradford, great spec and price, they have just smashed a quotation from North Yorks LEA! Give Mark or Gaz a ring - 01274 471227

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Laptops can be purchased for as little as £461.21,
    Wow great prices....not!!!!

    Ben

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    Re: New PC Suite

    it is not a bad idea ... but for most schools they get similar deals anyway ... you still get a good idea and can argue down prices with some manufacturers.

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I have had some suites from CCL Computers in Bradford, great spec and price, they have just smashed a quotation from North Yorks LEA! Give Mark or Gaz a ring - 01274 471227
    Why am I not surprised..

    FWIW, I've recently spec'd up a set of AM2 Sempron 2800 based machines that I'm building myself and they come in at just under £400 with an LG 1718S screen. The idea being that we can upgrade them in 2 years with x2 core Athlons and keep them going for another 3 years+.

    Granted that's only 15 machines but I can't recommend enough the Aspire X-Qpack cases (mATX) with ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboards.. work very well, are easy to build and aren't a bad option when it comes to upgrades as there's space aplenty.

    Only down side is that the onboard LANs aren't DOS compatible but they do handle RIS very nicely indeed.


    Edit: corrected motherboard name.

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Only down side is that the onboard LANs aren't DOS compatible but they do handle RIS very nicely indeed.
    Nvidia chipset per chance? (couldnt see that model on ASUS website unless its the M2NPV-VM)

    There are Dos drivers but they are 2 part which makes things a bit interesting but certainly do-able.

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW
    Nvidia chipset per chance? (couldnt see that model on ASUS website unless its the M2NPV-VM)
    Correct.. my bad for missing the 'N' in the unit name..

    There are Dos drivers but they are 2 part which makes things a bit interesting but certainly do-able.
    Oh? I tried looking for them but had no luck... Suspect we're about to take this way off topic though but useful to know that there are DOS drivers out there.

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    Re: New PC Suite

    try my friend Fatima @ ccs media in bradford call her on 01274 523466

    just waiting for a response about some hp computers from her

    hoping to get a price of £295 for this spec

    hp dc5100 small form factor
    p4 3.2ghz
    1gb ram
    80gb sata hard drive
    dvd rom
    usb mice/keyboard
    xp pro

    no monitors

    just waiting now for hp

    mark

    mark

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    Re: New PC Suite

    Probably worth noting that, that machine, price and spec was last months Top Value Product as I had it on my price list from them, they did an AMD based one (3800+ X2) or that Intel one so it may be different this month

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    Re: New PC Suite

    you can get Lenovo's and a 17" Flat screen for approx £340 ex Vat

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