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Cost effective upgrades with Techbuyer have educational value
“You can use any manufacturer for RAM and SSDs and the only real difference is price. Brands like Intel are a lot more expensive and there is no real gain. If hard drives were failing all the time, then I wouldn’t use them, but that’s not the case.””
Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is an independent boarding and day school for girls and boys located in Thorpe Underwood, between Harrogate and York. It caters for children from the ages of 3-18 across four different sites on campus.
The IT department upgrades end touch devices on a rolling five-year plan as technology becomes obsolete. They have used mini computers for some time because of their smaller desk footprint, which is important in a school environment. The mini computers are also an excellent way to enrich learning. With supervision, children as young as 7 are able to “build” their own computers by inserting the RAM and SSDs into the machines.
Queen Ethelburga’s have used mini computers for some time. However, the ZOTAC model that they used previously was difficult to find. They needed to replace them with Intel NUCs, together with SSDs and RAM. They were looking for a hybrid solution of Intel NUCs with third party options on the SSD and RAM, which have become commodity items. In addition, they were looking for a local supplier to fulfil the order.
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Intel NUCs are not part of Techbuyer’s core inventory. However, we were able to source the required 280 through supplier contacts at a competitive price the same day. We paired this with 280 8GB RAM and 175 240G SSDs, which represented a cost saving of 10% compared to the Intel alternative. The order was shipped within the week, ready to be put together by children in their ICT lesson later that term.
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