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So you'd say a 8 or 9 year old computer is still "useful"?  what are you
using those PCs for?  what are the hardware specs for your 8/9 year
machines?

Ben Leslie
Technology Manager, BVSU
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On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 9:33 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> For my 1:1 next year I am getting Chromebooks on a 2 year lease.   1:1
> devices get a lot of legitimate wear and tare and after running MSJ's for
> three years in would not expect any device to last 4 years, let alone a
> sub-$500 device.
>
> As for other computers, I recently was looking at my numbers and came up
> with a $100 rule.   If a computer cost me $1000 then I would expect it to
> last me 10 years.  At $300 it should last 3.   You defiantly have to be
> flexible but it seemed to be the average I was already using.
>
> Bjorn Behrendt
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> On Jan 2, 2014 12:41 PM, "Ben Leslie" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I'm trying to get a general idea of how often/(in)frequently equipment
>> gets replaced in your school districts.
>> I'd be interested in knowing what you all consider the "useful" lifespan
>> is for:
>>
>> Lab/classroom computers
>> 1:1 devices
>> Staff/Faculty computers
>> Servers
>> Networking Equipment
>>
>