Our thin clients are self-build.
Over the years we've used PC's from Acer, Toshiba,Apple, Dell, Samsung. Hand on heart: Lenovo build quality support and warranty is the best we've come across. The extended 3-yr onsite warranty usually costs around £30 but when we've needed it we've had an engineer onsite with the correct parts the next day.
The marketing image shows USB and audio ports in a slot in the front of the case. Ours come with a hole that's been patched up on the front. The USB and audio ports aren't far away, just round the left hand side of the case, but it's bound to puzzle some users. There's no SD / other card slot in the machine (it might be available as an option).
They do still need several cables. There's a neat-looking cover on the end of the case where the cables come out which keeps everything reasonably tidy, but that cover seems a bit delicate and liable to pop off if you have a decent number of cables in the back.
I got these machines in the hope they would be able to use both their graphics ports so we could use them to drive a SMARTBoard's projector as well as a monitor. Windows 7 doesn't recognise a second monitor plugged in - I need to look at this a bit more, but it seems you can't attach two monitors at the same time.
At Magna we're an all HP house, (77/78/79/8200 Elite Ultra Slim...) with Ag Neovo monitors (U-17) and NEC Projectors. Good bits of Kit!
Still using lenovo, wouldn't go back to anything else, had a batch of acers and a batch of HP's over the years but the lenovo's still out live the others, and warrenty support has been the best.
hmm... attempted anon-negrep because I stated I can't choose anyone other than RM...
The hell is wrong with people?
We have a load of zoostorms, good spec for the price, but you will get a couple that wont build or have some faults develop, but for £190 ex VAT for 6GB of ram, a 250 GB hard drive and a Pentium G840 processor, they aren't bad. We've had a couple of faults, mostly a dodgy stick of RAM, and hit and miss customer support, but only 1 has needed to be sent away for repairs. There's no OS license supplied, but that's not a huge issue if you have a site license. Can easily build to a RM CC4 network too, with the driver helpfully on the disk provided. Best bit is they also provide a free keyboard and mouse. Won't win any awards, but performance on the network seems quite good.
FN-GM said, a web price isnt worth the pixels it takes to display once you get into the negotiation phase of proceedings so it might as well not be there :)
Thanks for the various comments. Has anyone had any issues with Very and Imaging? What do people use to Image them?