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    Desks - I-desk in particular

    We are a KS3 Special School for boys with behavioural issues, class size maximum of 8 and have a new classroom coming to life in the near future for ICT use. We want to kit it out suitably with 8 separated desks, a teacher workstation and IWB. Yesterday we had a presentation from I-desk

    Anyone else running an i-desk set up in similar circumstances in the area who could recommend it please?

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    Ive used them before and wasnt impressed unless they have changed the cable hole is a pain even more so since they added usb & audio on a box on screen pole the lid is awkward to get off and cables can be a pain to connect. Last ones i had used asus motherboards but a real odd one with an odd nic. Ive said it before they appear to of got 80-90% of the way to a great product and thought good enough.

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    I've not used I-desks before but others - personally I just get a good chippie and some quality kitchen worktop and get something built.

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    We've got an old style idesk setup in our music department, but same principals I guess.

    Pros:
    Really smart, and neat.
    Nothing much kids can touch.

    Cons:
    Hassle trying to find any issue as it's all locked inside a desk.
    Limits to upgrades etc due to profile of pcs.
    Because we have the all in one power style, there is nowhere to plug in a spare monitor etc to get a pc running if monitors etc die, as it's off special power feed.

    As I said, older style desks, but if you're willing to do the extra bits of work when maintaining them, e.g. unlocking it every time, relocking it, etc etc they're nice

    Steve

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