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    Re: Recommended Equipment?

    Dont forget HP and Fujitsu as well though. Im sure between them all they can come up with a competitive quote.

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    Re: Recommended Equipment?

    I would personally steer clear of Fujitsu as we have had some bad experiences of late with them.

    Our next day warranty for one of our servers ended up being 5 days later when it broke, they said (to our supplier) they would contact the school to apologise but never have.

    Also, we seem to have a batch of their Esprimo machines which have a variety of faults - such as randomly deciding they no longer have a network card (even though they are on board), deciding not to turn on for 2 hours and then working fine etc...

    Along with that we have a load of the Amilo-Pro laptops and they have a few issues too - such as the keyboard being of low build quality (the keys become loose over time), the laptops randomly and for no reason lock up and turn the screen a single colour (we have had purple, red and green so far).

    Personally, as I said earlier, I would recommend HP stuff. They are reasonably cheap and of high build quality. The 3 year hardware warranty (next day onsite) is cheap too (£55 for each machine we have been paying in small numbers).

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    Re: Recommended Equipment?

    Dell reseller cheaper than Dell?

    How can that be. Surely there must be catch somewhere. Is it failed order stock or something?

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    Re: Recommended Equipment?

    reseller is probably builk buying from Dell and/or buying stuff that's going out of production. Thus getting discounts.

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    Re: Recommended Equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Dell reseller cheaper than Dell?

    How can that be. Surely there must be catch somewhere. Is it failed order stock or something?
    A lot of what they (EuroPC) sell is 'Dell Outlet' kit; equipment that has been cancelled orders, returned by customers, end of line. Dell Outlet equipment has full manufacturer warranty. It depends what you want & how flexible you can be with spec as their stock levels change very dramatically.

    I wanted 15x desktop PCs recently, minimum spec was P4 2.8ghz 512mb memory, 3yr warranty,no FDD or optical drive with XP Pro. I got a mix of GX520 & GX620 (identical cases & take same Ghost image) with processors that were between 2.8 & 3.2ghz, some had 512mb some had 1gb, some had FDD & optical, some not. faxed the order Thu pm, delivered Fri am.

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    Re: Recommended Equipment?

    Sounds good and will look into the Dell stuff. Still not as cheap as the RM quote though, so please can I have thoughts on that!
    Will look at NEC and HP, but not Fujitsu as we tried them at my other school and their response was lackadaisical at best, and the kit they sent us to look at was not screwed together properly and didn't work!

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    Re: Recommended Equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    Sounds good and will look into the Dell stuff. Still not as cheap as the RM quote though, so please can I have thoughts on that!
    Will look at NEC and HP, but not Fujitsu as we tried them at my other school and their response was lackadaisical at best, and the kit they sent us to look at was not screwed together properly and didn't work!
    Whoever is on your shortlist of potential suppliers, be prepared to play them off against each other & use any website prices merely as a starting point. Establish contact with sales staff & push for free delivery, bulk discounts etc. My LA has a County Contract with a number of suppliers, I use their negotiated price as a starter in my discussions with potential suppliers. We almost never buy at the County price

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    Re: Recommended Equipment?

    I've also had good experience with computacenter. If you are buying bulk tell them you would like "bid" pricing and that you have them competing with 2 other suppliers (which you obviously are).

    I got HP: AMD Atholon 64 2GHz, 512Mb RAM, 40Gb HDD, CDR/W, FDD (which is unusual), XP Pro, 3Yr Warrenty for £358. Not the cheapest quote you've been given today and i'm sure the spec now will be higher as we bought last summer, but we;ve never had a problem with any of the HP machines we have. Build quality is very good.

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