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    Small Form factor PC's

    I noticed this today from another poster. We are looking at possibly using something like this this year in a couple of rooms. We have seen that Evesham do one as well and will be contacting them also for a price and spec.

    Do Dell do anything like htis?

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    Does anyone have any of these PC's already?

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    I have 20 of the Dell ultra small form factor PCs in one of my primary schools. They're a couple of years old now but they're exceptionally well built and I've become a real fan of them!

    Dell do the Optiplex 745s in the ultra small form factor. Not the same as the ones you've linked too as Dell simply have the base units bolt onto the back of the monitor. It works well and frankly keeps it nice and easy for repairs and maintenance:

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...272&l=en&s=k12

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    Dell do the Optiplex 745s in the ultra small form factor. Not the same as the ones you've linked too as Dell simply have the base units bolt onto the back of the monitor
    How do you get on with security on these? Are they well fitted to the monitor or can they be easily took off and stolen?

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    Try these guys too http://www.cybernetman.com/

    They are upgrading from P4's to Core 2 Duo's at the moment on their all in one monitor pc's and are running some offers:

    19” HARD GLASS I-ONE ALL IN ONE PC.
    CELERON 3.33Ghz CPU
    80GB SATA HARD DISK DRIVE / 512MB DDR2 RAM
    DVD/CDRW COMBO OPTICAL DRIVE
    FREE – keyboard and optical mouse
    FREE – Security product worth £29.99
    £595 per system

    19” HARD GLASS I-ONE ALL IN ONE PC.
    Intel Core Duo 2 x 3.4Ghz (2MB x 2) CPU
    250GB SATA HARD DISK DRIVE / 1GB DDR2 RAM
    DVD/RW OPTICAL DRIVE
    FREE - Microsoft optical intellimouse bundle worth £29.99
    FREE – Security product worth £29.99
    £695 per system

    19” HARD GLASS I-ONE ALL IN ONE PC.
    Intel Core Duo 2 x 3.4Ghz (2MB x 2) CPU
    500GB SATA HARD DISK DRIVE / 2GB DDR2 RAM
    DVD/RW OPTICAL DRIVE
    FREE - Microsoft wireless optical intellimouse bundle worth £49.99
    FREE – Security product worth £29.99
    £795 per system

    The computer is totally enclosed inside the monitor case and can be mounted on a standard VESA mount if required.

    If I were going to be buying fat clients I would definitely go for some of these!

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    Will have a look at those but first impressions are that they are a bit pricey,?

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    Ah, but they would be very nice No blob at the bottom, could be wall mounted if you want. Nice. Or I think so anyway

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    @tosca925: Thise PCs that localzuk has spotted do seem pricey but they do have 19" glass-fronted TFTs - that's pretty big and a lot harder to damage than a regular TFT.

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    Dell do the Optiplex 745s in the ultra small form factor. Not the same as the ones you've linked too as Dell simply have the base units bolt onto the back of the monitor
    How do you get on with security on these? Are they well fitted to the monitor or can they be easily took off and stolen?
    They can be locked onto the monitor stand and you need a screwdriver to remove them

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    I have some of these built by elonex. They're ok but i've had one cooked WD hard disk, and the CD drives have a habit of getting stuck. Still thats probably down to elonex build quality. Otherwise, an excellent machine in a low footprint.

    Craig

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    They are very nice - but I can get two HP PC's for the price as some of these, that makes it quite hard to justify.

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    If you can get over the RM phobia, the RMOne is an excellent product. We have had one in testing for over a year now and it a great machine. They run to around £500 each. The add on bits like mouse and keyboard, like the Dell USFF are contained and so can't be pulled. There is no bulky power unit to find a place for unlike the dells and it is hard screen and anti-graffiti proof. The unit can be secured to the desk if required.

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    The all in one PC we produce is based on desktop components most importantly its a standard Micro ATX mainboard meaning you could remove/upgrade this in the future to upgrade the machine to a higher spec while retaining the rest of the machine. The base contains the SFX psu and optical drive while the back of the screen contains the micro atx mainboard (which can also be populated with low profile cards) standard 3.5" hdd etc.

    As with all these things its horses for courses and this solution gives a slim all in one form factor PC while retaining as many standard desktop components as possible which has its advantages.

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    The ones from sclonline look nice and neat and they have fewer parts for little hands to play with and in theory being part of the montior the teachers might acually see kids messing about with the sytems. If Jesus could turn water to wine I think this could happen.

    Found a half eaten chocolate muffin, empty bottle and half crisp packet inside a PC recently someone had stripped all the blank plates and metal guards behind and tucked the remains of his lunch inside but the teacher saw nothing?? I think all-in-ones could be damned good idea.

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    Re: Small Form factor PC's

    Has anyone ever opened up the back of the RMOne ? Talk about a dog's dinner! It needs 2 staff just to hold it all in while the other tries to screw the cover back on! I prefer Dell's USFF too, decent build quality - not a proper all-in-one which is a plus for me anyway as someone who quites like to be able to open things up and have a poke around..... and before anyone makes any smart remarks, yes I have been CRB checked!!!!

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