Selling Hwardware To Parents
I work for a private school, so we don't get the scads of funding that state schools do to buy computer equipment. However, we do have the kinds of parents who can afford to buy their children their own computer equipment. Obviously each child differs somewhat in the equipment they get, which is why our network is designed as it is - we want any kind of random device to be able to just connect to our network and use our resources, I'm aiming more for a bunch of web-accessible services that happen to be accessed locally for speed rather than what most schools consider a network.
Are there any companies around who can offer a nicely-presented package selling decent hardware that we can pass on to parents? We wouldn't care about making a profit or any fees out of it ourselves, we could just maybe do with a reliable company that sells decent hardware, preferably set up with sensible defaults so it works well on our system, and that will handle all support and repairs. I figure what I'd want to offer parents (and staff) is a selection of UMPCs (EeePC, HP 2133, Elonex One, Nokia N810), standard laptops, maybe a desktop, and a home server machine of some kind. That should take care of all of the queries from staff/parents that I've dealt with recently.
Any companies like that out there? Any budding enterpretures want to start one?