[windows2000] Re: OT: Corporate PC Preferences?

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 14:45:12 +0200

The one I got snubbed at, was an Optiplex. Maybe the corporate Dell-versions
are different, compared to the home ones?

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[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert K Coffman Jr -
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Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 2:24 PM
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Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT: Corporate PC Preferences?


> I think Dell-PSUs are differentely wired in the mobo-connector or
something), 
 
I can attest, at least in the case of a Dimension 4700, that the mobo accepted
a standard ATX mobo, however the back plate of the case was configured in such
a way so that you couldn't install it without sawing it out.  Of course, an
ATX CPU merely needs a place to breathe and some screws to hold it in place,
so all that extra metal had one purpose:  To force people to use Dell
replacement parts...
 
- Bob Coffman

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[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 5:50 AM
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Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT: Corporate PC Preferences?


For desktops we usually use a local OEM-brand. These are standard
"PC-Comaptible" clones built from generally available standard-parts - it's
easier to keep spare-parts doing this. After my first, and only, incident with
a Dell-PSU (must use [expensive] Dell-branded PSU in a Dell although the
format is same as standard, as standard-PSUs don't work with Dells.  > I think
Dell-PSUs are differentely wired in the mobo-connector or something), I don't
approve brandname-desktops anymore at our department.
 
For portables we stick with HP/Compaq. It's easier with the module bay
accesories that way, as those are usually interchangable between models a few
years apart. HP/Compaq is a wee bit more expensive, but they also seem to hold
together better.
 
HTH.
 

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From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Snyder
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 3:31 AM
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. 

thanks.


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