Our old IT subject leader complained because he hadn't been consulted about the replacement of computers in 1 IT suite and that the new computers were just as slow as the old ones.

Of course he being an IT expert asked why didn't we get quad core machines?

The answer was simple, we refurbished the room and bought TFTs (so we could have slimmer benches), but we didn't replace the base units. You'd have thought an IT expert would have noticed that.

EDIT: We then dug out the email he was sent explaining what was going on, and the reply he'd sent agreeing to this.