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    HP Pro 4000 machines

    Is anyone using the HP Pro 4000 machines for admin work? We're after a couple and the price looks attractive.

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    I have used some of the high end Pro machines (used for Video Editing) and they are very nice bits of kit, so I would say go for them, HP kit is usually bulletproof and has the right warranty / very cheap upgrades to higher warranty levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Is anyone using the HP Pro 4000 machines for admin work? We're after a couple and the price looks attractive.
    what price are you classing as attractive? what is the spec? it does change alot looking around the net!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    what price are you classing as attractive? what is the spec? it does change alot looking around the net!
    332, HP Pro 4000 Small Form Factor PC / Pentium Dual-Core E5800 3.2GHz / 4GB RAM / 500GB HDD / DVD+/-RW / Windows 7 Pro 64-bit/ 3 Yr Warranty

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    That's not a bad price Although

    I'm currently looking at 313 for I3s with 90gb ssd custom built for us but I am buying 300 (no OS)

    Full spec is
    90gb ssd
    Intel board
    Intel I3 ht proc
    4gb RAM
    Mini tower case
    No cd drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    That's not a bad price Although

    I'm currently looking at 313 for I3s with 90gb ssd custom built for us but I am buying 300 (no OS)

    Full spec is
    90gb ssd
    Intel board
    Intel I3 ht proc
    4gb RAM
    Mini tower case
    No cd drive
    Are you using Linux on all 300 machines then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Are you using Linux on all 300 machines then?
    i have a filing cab full of various windows licenses (all non oem) which where purchased as they used to build in house. i have then just got upgrade licenses for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    i have a filing cab full of various windows licenses (all non oem) which where purchased as they used to build in house. i have then just got upgrade licenses for them
    Somebody has shed loads of money as the only licences that are transferable are full retail ones

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    Beat me to it there @john,.... was about to step in with my licencing hat on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Somebody has shed loads of money as the only licences that are transferable are full retail ones
    Yup they used to have a department of 7 with around 500 pc's which they built in house and then a 300k budget! (hence the retail licenses)

    I've now got a department of 2 1/2 with 800 pc's which means i can get 500 without licenses (300 on this order). half the budget and a better network!

    I then only have to buy the machines in a couple of years with os's (the extra ones i added in 2 summers ago)

    But next time i might look to splash the cash and get retail licenses as it will save in the long run (might be over 5/6 years but our head appreciates things like that!)

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    We have loads of DC7600, DC7700, DC7800 & DC7900s. They have been phenomenally reliable, we've got 2 suites of DC7600s that have now been out of warranty for over a year. Only parts we've had to shell out for were a couple of hard drives (which is lucky since they're the only standard part).

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    We have loads of DC7600, DC7700, DC7800 & DC7900s. They have been phenomenally reliable, we've got 2 suites of DC7600s that have now been out of warranty for over a year. Only parts we've had to shell out for were a couple of hard drives (which is lucky since they're the only standard part).
    Yes thats the other problem with the HP stuff - i know it normally doesn't fail but if you happen to get a mobo go out of warranty its can be really expensive!

    But saying that i had a load of HP's at my last place where where really good. Plus all my switching/servers etc is HP

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    90% of our desktops are HP DC7900, 8000's probably some others as well. SFF and USDT

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    Our hps have also been epicly reliable, only issue we have really had has been with ones shipped with samsung drives which have stuff all reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Yes thats the other problem with the HP stuff - i know it normally doesn't fail but if you happen to get a mobo go out of warranty its can be really expensive!

    But saying that i had a load of HP's at my last place where where really good. Plus all my switching/servers etc is HP
    It does however mean you get an identical replacement. In the days of ATX you'd allways end up with a few Frankenstein computers which could give you problems with imaging.

    We also use ProCurve switches. Bloody brilliant.

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