[windows2000] Re: OT: Corporate PC Preferences?

  • From: "Costanzo, Ray" <RCostanzo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 23:41:08 -0400

I've always only been an end-user, not a purchase-decision-maker, but
here are my opinions.
I loved the Compaq Evo line.  The computers were small enough to fit
anywhere, completely problem-free, and stacked quite nicely.  HP carried
the line, I believe, but when they did, they started using their own
stupid proprietary things, like non-ATAPI optical drives and what-not.
Where I work now, we have these ridiculously sized Dell Optiplexes.
They were designed by idiots.  They have these flap doors on the front,
that everyone winds up ripping off.  The front USB ports are angled down
toward the floor, which is the most illogical thing that I've ever seen.
They come apart rather easily, but they're just too damn bulky to work
on with limited desk-space.  I have three of them at my desk at work,
and I barely have room to put my feet anywhere anymore.
Ray at home

        -----Original Message-----
        From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Snyder
        Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 9:31 PM
        To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [windows2000] OT: Corporate PC Preferences?
        Just curious as to what people buy for corporate desktop PCs. We
have been a Dell shop for a few years, but their handling of the bulging
capacitors issue as well as the pain of dealing with their tech support
over the phone when we RMA stuff (I have to play "guess who we bought
the PCs from") has annoyed me enough to look at other options. The only
other big players that I can think of are HP/Compaq and IBM - anyone
using their newest stuff that'd care to report on them? Reliability,
price and enterprise management are my main concerns. 

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