We are in the market for purchasing new desktops for our college for the first time in 5ish years due to a new school build back in 2007. We are refreshing our ICT suite and am feeling a little left behind on what we should be looking for and could do with some advice. Budget is quite tight but so far have been looking at something similar to the below:
- Processor: i3 2nd or 3rd Generation
- RAM: 4gb DDR3
- HDD: Most quotes I have received have included a 250/500gb HDD but one which has come in under budget has proposed a 60gb SSD Drive. This is quite appealing but I am wondering whether I am future-proofing us enough with such a small drive. On the flip side our current image is in the region of 20gb and has had very little expansion in the past 5ish years due to the use of predominantly web-based applications.
- Onboard Graphics, LAN, Sound etc.
Have I missed anything significant out on the above and what are peoples overall opinions on the spec's for an ICT suite which we envisage refreshing every 4-5 years?