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    Re: It's time to update my office - advice appreciated on buying 9 new workstations.

    Server class products are readily available? I'm thinking it's much easier (more sensible) to buy prebuilt servers for piece of mind more than anything else.

    The second warranty is on the monitors yes. I don't want any of the extended warranties so they're excluded - I'm buying one extra of everything just in case.

    I'll have a look at the DC5700 range but I have a feeling they're more expensive than the above DX2300
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    Re: It's time to update my office - advice appreciated on buying 9 new workstations.

    Yeah you can buy server class stuff anywhere..scan for example. You're really paying more for the support you get with the servers with people like HP or Dell and the peach of mind that it can be fixed in a matter of hours if need be.

    The DC5700 is slightly more i'd imagine. Probably not worth the extra just thought I'd let you know the differences.

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    Re: It's time to update my office - advice appreciated on buying 9 new workstations.

    I got my Dell Vostro 200 today - they were going to delay it a month, but it arrived only 1 day off the original delivery date, and I'm quite impressed When they said it was going to be delayed by a month I complained and they are going to refund the postage

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    Re: It's time to update my office - advice appreciated on buying 9 new workstations.

    yeah all the new vostro laptops/desktops offer amazing value for money...and you're not stuck with HP (i'm not a fan)

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    Re: It's time to update my office - advice appreciated on buying 9 new workstations.

    My HP contact is back from her holiday and has the following offer for me;

    10 x HP dx2250 Desktop - £2,350.00
    10 x 17" HP TFTs - £1097.90
    1 x HP Loyalty - £-344.79 (we're up to 10% now!)

    subtotal - £3,103.11
    total VAT - £543.04
    total - £3,646.15

    And I think there's also the £30 cashback on the desktop, so that's another £300 off. So far I've not been able to find a better price for the above items. The downside seems to be the lead time of 4 weeks on the desktops - whether this is true or not, I don't know.

    Do I go back to Dell, spec another machine and get them to beat the price or do I buy HP?
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    Re: It's time to update my office - advice appreciated on buying 9 new workstations.

    Can you buy the 17" tft's seperately? I've seen 19" tfts for £98 inc vat (misco)

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    Re: It's time to update my office - advice appreciated on buying 9 new workstations.

    Yup, I can buy any of it from anywhere

    19"s while great for a car are too big for the office desks.
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    Re: It's time to update my office - advice appreciated on buying 9 new workstations.

    Ebuyer - 10 dx2250, 10 Dell monitors, free delivery, £3,700.00.

    Slightly more than HP themselves but HP still didn't get back to me with any server information.

    Slightly more than Dell too, but they wouldn't give free delivery without me buying one of their servers.

    5 business days to wait now...

    Thanks to everyone for their input and look out for a "What server do I buy?" thread coming soon!
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