Large Quantities - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2011, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 15
Default Large Quantities

What do you guys reccommend for desktop computers at a reasonable price that need to be ordered in large quantities for a school district?

Our Tech Director is gone in a month and we are looking for something much better than a dell.

DIY is out as comes the problem of getting enough parts and encountering bad parts.
__________________

Myskillzownu is offline  
Old 07-20-2011, 10:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Large Quantities

Dell would be my first thing that comes to mind. But then you would need to know how to set up the network and all that.
__________________

__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 07-20-2011, 10:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 15
Default Re: Large Quantities

That is what we have been getting.
Dell is a no-go.

Want something high quality.
Myskillzownu is offline  
Old 07-20-2011, 10:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NY USA
Posts: 384
Default Re: Large Quantities

Don't know where you expect to find higher quality in the prebuilt market than Dell! What makes you think they are bad?
__________________
Pentium D 935 @ 4.0ghz
AsRock g31
Kingston HyperX T1, 4gb
Radeon HD 5670 @ 860mhz gddr5
Antec High Current Gamer 520
InWin Br665 matx
CyberPower Green CP1500 900W UPS
Acer 20" G205hl
Camera Canon PowerShot SX10is
Quote:
Originally Posted by KSoD View Post
1) Be Respectful Treat other members as you would have them treat you. This means no flaming, insulting, or belittling other members.
Thomas is offline  
Old 07-20-2011, 11:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Large Quantities

Guess you could go Lenovo or HP (shudders)
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 12:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 15
Default Re: Large Quantities

Dell got in trouble for knowingly selling ****. They were using bad parts.
Dell used to be good with a lifespan of like 10 years, but now you can't go 3 without running into ****.

From personal experience running hundreds of them, trust me.
And I was thinking HP, but seeing how down-hill their printers went, I'm not to sure.

And Lenovo might be something to look into.
Myskillzownu is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 01:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NY USA
Posts: 384
Default Re: Large Quantities

Quote:
Originally Posted by Myskillzownu View Post
Dell got in trouble for knowingly selling ****. They were using bad parts.
Dell used to be good with a lifespan of like 10 years, but now you can't go 3 without running into ****.
What?

My GF who is very careless and tough on computers has been using a dell laptop for about three years and it remains as nice as the day it was bought. Several of the businesses we service and hundreds of our customers have dell units and I can tell you from being a tech in the field every day working on everything from dell to home-brew machines dell is about as good as your gonna find. Migrating from dell to something else will only leave you disappointed.
__________________
Pentium D 935 @ 4.0ghz
AsRock g31
Kingston HyperX T1, 4gb
Radeon HD 5670 @ 860mhz gddr5
Antec High Current Gamer 520
InWin Br665 matx
CyberPower Green CP1500 900W UPS
Acer 20" G205hl
Camera Canon PowerShot SX10is
Quote:
Originally Posted by KSoD View Post
1) Be Respectful Treat other members as you would have them treat you. This means no flaming, insulting, or belittling other members.
Thomas is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 02:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
I don't overclock
 
Fat.Clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: offline
Posts: 3,326
Default Re: Large Quantities

laptop does not equal desktop. but squaretrade did a study last year and found Asus to be more reliable. squaretrade is an independent 3rd party that sells extended warranties.



you can read the whole report here.
Fat.Clown is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 09:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
ninja troll
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,019
Default Re: Large Quantities

these are kids using them, so that can bring down the lifespan, but dont buy the cheapest computer they have. go business class.
__________________
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Corsair 550VX
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
1Tb WD Caviar Green
2Tb WD Caviar Green
8gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600
Sapphire Radeon 6870


jasonalwaysready is offline  
Old 07-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,515
Default Re: Large Quantities

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
What?

My GF who is very careless and tough on computers has been using a dell laptop for about three years and it remains as nice as the day it was bought. Several of the businesses we service and hundreds of our customers have dell units and I can tell you from being a tech in the field every day working on everything from dell to home-brew machines dell is about as good as your gonna find. Migrating from dell to something else will only leave you disappointed.
And I can say just about the opposite of that lol. I've experienced many problems with Dell's desktops as well as their laptops.
__________________

__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too large to be good? n00bie379 ISP and Web Hosting 14 09-30-2009 05:19 AM
Dvd too large to copy joeodd2 Computer Audio and Multimedia 1 03-01-2007 12:27 PM
WTB: Large IDE HDD CrAzY_GaMeR_07 Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 2 02-13-2007 06:11 AM
best value for a LARGE case? dbernie41 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 5 10-04-2004 11:53 PM
too large a desktop csnudelman Microsoft Windows and Software 1 08-18-2004 07:47 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.