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  • Premier Icon geoffj
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    Just about to refresh all the office PC’s – should I be looking anywhere else apart from Dell?

    For desktops no.

    b r
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    Depends how many?

    WackoAK
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    Cheers, I’m also going to get new server (will be runing Small Business Server Pro) – I take it you’d suggest trying someone else for that?

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    I take it you’d suggest trying someone else for that?

    No, for laptops I’d go for Lenovo though.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Servers = HP. Nothing else comes close.

    Premier Icon simon_g
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    Servers = HP. Nothing else comes close.

    With the caveat that their low-end stuff is the usual generic server spec but with the HP labels slapped on. It’s possible to buy a ProLiant with a SmartArray controller and an iLO management card which is really just a boggo server with the usual cheapo SATA RAID and someone else’s web management branded as iLO. Keep an eye on what you order if you’re used to the “proper” HP servers.

    organic355
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    someone will be along in a minute to tell you to buy Macs.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    That’s a point, which hadn’t occured to me until just now; there’s no such thing as an Apple server is there? I wonder why?

    b r
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    Why not citrix them, and not have to refresh?

    WackoAK
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    I’ll be buying 10 pc’s, we have a mac (and the JesusPad) in the office which is more than enough 🙂

    Server does not need to be anything fancy – domain controller that I’ll be running SQL Server from. Network drives etc will be taken care of by other servers.

    Was thinking around £350-£400 per desktop with win7 Pro (no monitors required) and around £4-£5k for the server with SBS Pro & CALS.

    Basically doing an upgrade from XP on SBS 2003 network.

    WackoAK
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    Just about to refresh all the office PC’s – should I be looking anywhere else apart from Dell?

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    That’s a point, which hadn’t occured to me until just now; there’s no such thing as an Apple server is there? I wonder why?

    Err http://store.apple.com/uk-business/browse/home/shop_mac/family/xserve?afid=p219|GOUK&cid=OAS-UK-KWG-UK_Pro-UK

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Oh yeah. Cool thing.

    Premier Icon simon_g
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    Mac Mini Servers for low-end/small-business type use. XServes for bigger use. Dedicated server MacOS version to run on them too.

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