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mikefxu

join:2004-10-05
Titusville, FL

Lower price for typical computer

Looking for a deal on a typical computer for us. The past few have been through Provatage but they finally ran out.

What I am looking at now from Dell Small Business.

Dell Vostro 270 (Can be another brand)
Window 7 Pro (Pro version of 7 or 8 required)
Intel Core i3-3220 (2.9+ GHz dual core Intel required)
4GB memory (2+ GB required)
DVD+/-RW (burner required)
$437 before tax

Previous 7 computers from Provantage.

Dell Vostro 260
Windows 7 Pro
Intel Core i3-2120
2GB memory
DVD+/-RW
$391.88 before tax

Curious of any sources form others that buying small quantities at a time. Will consider refurbs is they are at least $100 off new price.


exocet_cm
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New Orleans, LA
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said by mikefxu:

Looking for a deal on a typical computer for us. The past few have been through Provatage but they finally ran out.

What I am looking at now from Dell Small Business.

Dell Vostro 270 (Can be another brand)
Window 7 Pro (Pro version of 7 or 8 required)
Intel Core i3-3220 (2.9+ GHz dual core Intel required)
4GB memory (2+ GB required)
DVD+/-RW (burner required)
$437 before tax

Previous 7 computers from Provantage.

Dell Vostro 260
Windows 7 Pro
Intel Core i3-2120
2GB memory
DVD+/-RW
$391.88 before tax

Curious of any sources form others that buying small quantities at a time. Will consider refurbs is they are at least $100 off new price.

Any 501(c)3 status?
Local, state, or federal government?
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mikefxu

join:2004-10-05
Titusville, FL
said by exocet_cm:

Any 501(c)3 status?
Local, state, or federal government?

No, we are for profit.


exocet_cm
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mikefxu

join:2004-10-05
Titusville, FL

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Thanks, already looked on the Business Outlet side, didn't know there was a separate Home Outlet side.

Closest I could do is below for $349.

Processor: Intel Pentium G645 Processor (3M Cache 2.9 GHz)
Genuine Windows 8 Professional
Dell Outlet Inspiron 660 Slimtower
500GB 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
16X DVD +/- RW Drive
Intel HD Integrated Graphics

Neo62381

join:2003-04-18
Lenoir, NC

1 recommendation

reply to mikefxu
I would much rather buy a used Optiplex desktop from ebay, or another vendor for used gear than waste money on any consumer grade stuff.... which I consider "disposable" computers. Take a look at the Optiplex 780.

Another option is to use a commercial grade laptop such as a Lenovo ThinkPad, with a dock.

You'll be much happier with these even used, than with these ones sold at WalMart, BestBuy and other junk dealers.

mikefxu

join:2004-10-05
Titusville, FL
said by Neo62381:

I would much rather buy a used Optiplex desktop from ebay, or another vendor for used gear than waste money on any consumer grade stuff.... which I consider "disposable" computers. Take a look at the Optiplex 780.

I have been with my company for 9 years. I acquired a diverse mix of Dell's that were in service for 5-8 years. I did not find a correlation between reliability and whether it was a consumer or business model. I will not argue they are better quality but I have not found that results in better reliability or longevity.

snowsam

join:2001-04-11
Signal Mountain, TN
reply to exocet_cm
Regarding the dell outlet, since you need Win7 Pro, you probably need to stick to the Business side. The key to getting the best deal is to sign up for the emails, so that then you get the 15% and 20% off coupons.

Once you go to the main desktops page ( »www.dell.com/us/dfb/p/desktops ), go to the bottom to sign up for email updates.