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    Looking for new computer

    It's time of year of again been told I've got some money to spend not alot, but never mind

    Anyway I need to start replacing the suite computers, so has anyone bought recently - midi towers, dual core, pentium, 3gb ram, windows 7 pro 32 bit 3 year warranty sub £400?

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    I'd be interested to hear what you currently have (current suite spec.)
    Reason I ask is that I'm currently helping a number of schools recondition existing equipment to last that bit longer.
    On average! the cost of refurbishing an old XP desktop comes in at £60 (+ £30 for memory upgrade if needed)
    Worth a thought, and it would free you to spend the money on something else
    I can share my ideas with you if you like.

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    Yes I have considered upgrading, but I need to start a rolling replacement program to replace the suite computers over the next 3 years. I then cascade them down into classroom computers. They are already 4 years old and the only cost effect things to upgrade/improve would be extra ram and bettter PSU.

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    Milleniums own computers are roughly that spec and come in very very reasonable. Much less than you are talking about

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    Try stone - they can always be flexible with the price - plus never take the first quote as they normally try and rip you off then tell them their price is a joke and you have cheaper they then tend to get cheaper.

    Or depending on quantities build yourself??

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    I've looked at Milleniums computers, they're the ones with five year warranties aren't they, from Staffordshire? I've also seen some Lenovo A70 (I think) with a free three year warranty, maybe not the latest spec but quite adequate but our needs.

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    Yep, Milleniums have a 5 year warranty and a good reputation

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Yep, Milleniums have a 5 year warranty and a good reputation
    Didn't that used to be the opinion of SCL boxes, then quality started declining? Have to add though, actual service from Edutec has been very good.

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    Viglen and Stone will both offer 5 year warranties, although they are extra.

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    Try a2z computers, we normally buy from them, they seem to be rock solid

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    zoostorms have offered the best value for spec i have seen in quite some time.

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    I've looked at zoostorms seem to remember a thread on here about them. TBH I'd really like to go for HP but the computers in our price range are windows 7 64 bit and I'm not convinced that our 'educational designed to work with W98' will work with 64 bit.

    I had a physically damaged HP laptop sent to HP for repair and have to say the whole procedure was impressive.

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    @chrbb speak to Millenium sub £400 would get you some good spec units with 5 year warranty I can highly recommend them as I have used them for the past 6 years so the warranty does stand up and they do use good branded internal components.

    @webman will also recommend them too plus @sylv3r in fact a few NMs around our county have started using them.

    Don't forget to haggle with them as they can beat most every other supplier.

    Good hunting



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