We buy 50-100 PCs a month and use Dell for our desktop (optiplex) which are pretty much swap outs for us (mid-sized financial company). It would cost us more to buy our own devices and do any hw changes then these machines cost with warranty. Could use any business desktop from HP as easily though, did for many years back when they were Compaq. For Laptops we use IBM Thinkpads, we get back less broken ones than with any other brand, they are pretty tough, but expensive. Ken Leitman ________________________________ From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert K Coffman Jr - Info From Data Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 8:24 AM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 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 -----Original Message----- From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 5:50 AM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 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. ________________________________ 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. ----------------------------------------- The information contained in this transmission may be privileged and confidential and is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, any review, dissemination, distribution or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender immediately by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Please note that we do not accept account orders and/or instructions by e-mail, and therefore will not be responsible for carrying out such orders and/or instructions. If you, as the intended recipient of this message, the purpose of which is to inform and update our clients, prospects and consultants of developments relating to our services and products, would not like to receive further e-mail correspondence from the sender, please "reply" to the sender indicating your wishes. In the U.S.: 1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105.