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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    I would highly recommend the Xerox models - we bought 65 last year, no failures or problems at all, just bought another 33, so all our 3 large IT suites are now equipped with them. Very solid and they look good.
    The price premium is not that much - the last batch cost us £113 each from A2Z.

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    We have 3 rooms of non-hard glass screens and have not found a reason to change to hard glass. The kids are not as bad as to need them - although they do like moving computers around!?

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    To be honest we have had no problems with them at all as far as kids damage or destruction.
    I think that's your answer - we don't experience vandalism problems either, so have decided against hard glass. If a "soft" one were to get accidentally damaged, then we would simply replace it - given the price difference, it would be cheaper to buy one extra if needed than to have gone hard-glass on every monitor. This is fine with a single replacement but would not be the case if we were needing to replace 20 of them.

    If you don't have problems, then personally, I'd say to save your money and get soft-fronted ones.

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    Quote Originally Posted by Linfit
    I would highly recommend the Xerox models - we bought 65 last year, no failures or problems at all, just bought another 33, so all our 3 large IT suites are now equipped with them. Very solid and they look good.
    The price premium is not that much - the last batch cost us £113 each from A2Z.
    I to recommend the Xerox models we must have at least 70 here now and they are fantastic and the one i have had a problem with they replaced instantly.

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    We just got 30 edge10 17" hard glass TFTs
    This is a first school and we do have issues with little fingers poking the screens.
    They were bundled with the PCs and were only about £20 more expensive than the usual soft ones

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    Used Xerox and Nevo's in primary schools round and about. Not because of damage, but because of sticky fingers/ease of cleaning.

    No problems.

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    I really do not see the point in getting glass screens.

    Maybe it's this school but the standard TFTs don't get broken often.

    We have around 300+ now and have built this number in the last 4/5 years. I think in all that time we've had 2 monitors damaged.

    So if the average cost difference between glass and nonglass is ~£60 we could have saved £120 on replacement monitors if they'd been glass.

    Instead, by buying nonglass we've saved ~£18,000.

    The original post said you the glass screens were nearly double the price? That means unless you're going to break half your monitors in three years then you've spent more than you've saved.

    Glass doesn't add up.

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    There's two reasons for glass screens IMHO:

    1) Ease of cleaning.
    2) Robustness

    So in either case it depends on the situation you have in school.

    AFAIK, Glass screens only add an extra 20 or so quid on the price vs normal TFTs.

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle
    To hard glass or not to hard glass.

    What are your thoughts on hard glass tft screens and does anyone one know if Dell do thses?
    Depends on the kids. My ones go at the screens with the pointy bit of a compass, scratching them up and puncturing them in some cases, so it won't make much difference to me, they will just put more effort into destroying them!

    Not aware of any from Dell. Even their larger ones are regular types.

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    Re: Opinions on Hard Glass TFT

    Using AG Neovo E17's at our school and have no problems, they're easy to clean, look good and are more resilient to damage with very little increase in cost which is easily outway'd by the above.
    We've bought from 2 suppliers who have given us great prices provided we bought more than 10 or so at a time (we usually buy 18, 20 and sometimes 30 at a time).
    I'd recommend the Neovo's to anyone.

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