At WNESU we have begun to standardize to Dell Computers and Servers and HP Printers. We buy some new but most of what we purchase are refurbished Dells and HP printers from a company called CDI Computers. All computers and servers come with 3 year warranties and the company has been very good at replacing the few pieces of equipment that have broken. The refurbished computers cost about 1/3 of new and still have plenty of horsepower for most apps. We do tend to buy new for the CAD lab as they need the latest and greatest. Our Elementary schools are still using Apple computers which tend to be way more expensive but they don't get stuck with viruses or spyware. Wes Vaughan Tech Director WNESU Bellows Falls Union HS Rockingham School District >From: Jean Campbell <[log in to unmask]> >Reply-To: School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> >To: [log in to unmask] >Subject: desktop computers >Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 15:20:29 -0400 > >What is your preferred desktop PC computer brand to buy for your school >environment? >How much are you willing to pay for a system? >Is the tech support good? > >Jean Campbell >Mt Mansfield H.S., Underhill ID School, Smilie Elementary School >Technical Services >802-899-4690 X502 > >This e-mail may contain information protected under the Family Educational >Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If this e-mail contains student >information and you are not entitled to access such information under >FERPA, please notify the sender. Federal regulations require that you >destroy this e-mail without reviewing it and you may not forward it to >anyone.