Yea, but my company still won't buy them. :lol: We have standardized on Intel, and I doubt that will change...
Zac/Mark/Whatever...Originally posted by Zac
"My company hasn't standardized on Intel, but on Dell Optiplexes"
Man, I feel sorry for you! I hate Dells - WAY too many proprietary components. That said, they are reliable and user friendly, but you'd have to be darn sure you're never going to want to do any major upgrades or tweaking. Ever.
Quantity makes its own Quality. If we are using Dells only and have been for years, then for all purposes the "Non-Standard" mainboards, power supplies and Cases are effectively Standard. Our Hardware techs love working with the Mini case and mid-tower of the Dell Optiplexes, compared to some other name brand systems we used to use. Again the Onboard Video and Sound and NICs are not a problem because they WE NEVER UPGRADE THEM. If something breaks we can disable the onboard component and install a PCI card until the replacement system board arrives. The issues you bring up can be valid especially to the home user, but in the world many of us live in they are moot points.Originally posted by Zac
That I can't agree with. The high school I went to bought a ton'o Dells (Optiplexes). EVERYTHING was weird. Non-standard mainboard, powersupply, case, onboard video, etc...
I think by every component not being removable and usable in a clone system (and visa versa) he feels it is proprietary. But he dosen't understand that in many environments that makes no difference. But he dosen't realize that an intergrated motherboard with a NVIDIA Vid, S-Blaster Sound and 3Com Nic is non-proprietary in our books. I guess it is all about Symantecs???Originally posted by James_F
Tell me what is proprietary on that configuration? The optiplex have the same integrated NICs but Intel Video.... What's wrong with that?