Need to get more laptops :(
Which one of these would you go for? (The links are for reference only not the supplier)
Doceo 510 Notebook
Windows Vista Home Basic Replicated COA
Rock Doceo 510 15.4 inch Notebook Chassis
3 Year On site notebook warranty (Including Battery)
Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200 2.0GHz, 667MHz, 1MB Cache, Socket P CPU
Samsung Optical Slim DVDRW Sata Drive
Doceo 510 802.11b/g/n WLAN Card
Samsung 160Gb sata 5400RPM 2.5 inch hard drive
2Gb Kingston 667Mhz DDR 2 PC5300 200 Pin,SO DIMM Memory Module (2 x 1Gb)
Any other options?
The HP for a much cheaper price than that but then I'm biased! :D
Slow down - I'm still discussing the spec :D
Originally Posted by WStore_Dan
I'll ring a bell when it's time to scrap over prices :D
Toshiba are doing various Sat Pro models with £50 cash back at present.
While the HP is a better spec (and possibly better built) laptop, I have issues with HP warranty. Indian call centres, have to jump through hoops, poor service when collect / repair.
Acer - no personal experience, but had reports of both excellent and appalling support.
Maybe a Lenovo?
Again our of the ones you have listed HP would be the better one out of the lot. their pretty well built. personally if you can go and get an IBM :D their supurb laptops.
Dell have got some pretty good deals on at the moment it is there 25th anniversary sale and so you can save up to £100 pound on selected systems. Dell Studio i know is one :)
This is not true from my experience. Do it via their website and there are no problems whatsoever. Collect/Repair for me has been a case of 'report one day, collect next day, wait a few days, laptop comes back repaired'. And that was with a cheap one too.
Originally Posted by steve
Must admit my last use of HP Support was excellent, used the website, logged the error code that came up from the laptop, had an email saying new HDD on its way and sure enough its here for me ready to go :)
Well maybe HP have changed their support then. Our laptops took 5-10 days to be repaired - they were initially repaired in the UK then were sent to Poland for the last 12 months of warranty.
For me the website was always appallingly slow when trying to log an issue.
One laptop was lost then returned unrepaired as they claimed it had water damage - it didn't before it was sent.
We had power pins breaking on a regular basis- 25+ out of 120 laptops. Initially they repaired them under warranty, then towards the end of the 3 year warranty they refused to repair this fault.
Suppose there are exceptions to all things.
HP here. Not had a problem with after sales support, but of course be wary of those battery recalls...
Acer hardware - I don't think it's good enough for schools. They're often great desktop replacement machines or for light transport, but I've never rated them as sturdy enough to be thrown around school places/left in the sight of students. On the same note I've always found it ironic that Fujitsu Siemens have been the manufacturer of choice for the Laptops for Teachers schemes round here :D
The older ones had a lot of power pin problems, got about 20 if not more stacked at work with broken ones and not worth the cost of sending them off for new jacks to be fitted and I don't have the skills to repair myself. May attempt to soon as I could do with 2 or 3 "new" staff laptops for some to replace ones that are even older and in worse states but not holding much out for it. I think it depends on how they are used, children and staff in laptop cabinets area no no but for people being careful such as personal ones they should be ok.
Laptops do go to Poland still and its a 5 day turn around I've always found which is exactly what the Warranty Schedule states when you look it up on the HP site.
Have you looked at the cost of buying hp carepack warrenty upgrades on them and then sending them off as this can sometimes be cheaper :D
Originally Posted by john
HP Care Pack Services
These are long out of warranty, will be 4 years old now in most cases so well out of warranty and care pack registration time. I think I'll treat myself to a new iron and sucker and give one a go it looks like £3 for the connector which isn't that bad and lets face it, if its dead already and down as a dead, I cannot make it any worse!
Originally Posted by SYNACK
Can the wireless button be disabled on the HP 6730s? (to prevent the wireless from being shut off and stupid support issues)