April 27th, 2004, 08:10 PM
cheap desktop workstation ... tips pls?
does anyone have a wendor that can provide cheap workstations for a small office network... these computers are going to be connected to a server which will serve small files in text format...
they have to be inexpensive ... less than 500
April 28th, 2004, 12:18 AM
Hi, not sure where you are in the world
I would suggest looking for a local company that refurbishes ex-corporate machines or just check out stuff being sold off by corporations? Two questions:
1.What operating system?
If you just want an internal network, then ex-corporate boxes could be good because they probably have an NIC card in them already.
I guess there is no great need for local storage, so a 10-20Gb drive would do?
I picked up an IBM with 733MHz PIII/256Mb RAM and a 20GB HDD for around $60 the other day. If you want to run XP you are looking at a lot more, because of performance issues, but W2K will run fine on old PIIIs
April 28th, 2004, 06:57 PM
i just used a company call PC connections. i watch them all for 'deals'. they ran a one day special, dell 2.4 Ghz, 80 gig hd, winXP pro, 256 Meg memory etc. $400 before a $200 rebate. picked up 10 to have on hand. you just have to watch the vendors.
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April 28th, 2004, 07:07 PM
Do you have a link?
Originally posted here by Tedob1
i just used a company call PC connections.
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