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    All are 23" AIOs, the Asus does seem to have a slightly better display as it is brighter and clearer.

    Usage is general office type work therefore primarily MS Word, emails, some PowerPoint and some accounting work.

    Primarily looking for durability, reliability and stability.


    HP H5T92ET EliteOne 800


    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.9GHz
    • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    • Storage: 500GB SATA
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Operating System: Windows 8
    • Price : £1003


    Lenovo ThinkCentre 10AD000DUK M93z

    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    • Storage: 500GB SATA
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Operating System: Windows 7 Pro
    • Price : £870


    Asus ET2301INTH-B067K

    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    • Storage: 2TB
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
    • Operating System: Windows 8
    • Price : £1270
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    All are 23" AIOs, the Asus does seem to have a slightly better display as it is brighter and clearer.
    HP has always had solid after-purchase care and customer service.
    ASUS is only good for the first 2 years or so depending on your usage.
    after that it starts falling apart.
    I know nothing about Lenovo as I've never purchased their products unlike HP and ASUS.
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    All are 23" AIOs, the Asus does seem to have a slightly better display as it is brighter and clearer.

    Usage is general office type work therefore primarily MS Word, emails, some PowerPoint and some accounting work.

    Primarily looking for durability, reliability and stability.


    HP H5T92ET EliteOne 800


    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.9GHz
    • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    • Storage: 500GB SATA
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Operating System: Windows 8
    • Price : £1003


    Lenovo ThinkCentre 10AD000DUK M93z

    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    • Storage: 500GB SATA
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Operating System: Windows 7 Pro
    • Price : £870


    Asus ET2301INTH-B067K

    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    • Storage: 2TB
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
    • Operating System: Windows 8
    • Price : £1270
    Why AIO's?

    They are so crap generally speaking, the insides are usually based on laptop components as well.

    I would say Lenovo, and it seems to be from their business range which is always very solid, or you could always get everything thinkpads and have a separate screen to use via the laptop
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    Why on earth would you want a 23" screen for secretarial work?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/643331-zoostor...p-pc-7260-4015 would be fine.
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    Only 4GB of RAM? Pathetic.
    Have you consider an iMac? http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-mac/imac

    Or getting one built http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/aio-pc...one-computers/


    For example this http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/form-v...troII-Extreme/

    Seems like FAR better value than the ones you listed
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    (Original post by rugbyladosc)
    i would get a macbook pro
    Would love to have one. Are you offering to get one for me?


    (Original post by samba)
    Why on earth would you want a 23" screen for secretarial work?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/643331-zoostor...p-pc-7260-4015 would be fine.
    That one is very cheap but not available outside UK.

    23" so I can see what my staff are up to during work hours

    But no its not for that purpose, it is a hot-desk system so sometimes the same machine will be used for other purposes as well which includes lots of desktop publishing work.

    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Why AIO's?

    They are so crap generally speaking, the insides are usually based on laptop components as well.

    I would say Lenovo, and it seems to be from their business range which is always very solid, or you could always get everything thinkpads and have a separate screen to use via the laptop
    Cost, security and space reasons.
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    (Original post by Maura Kat)
    HP has always had solid after-purchase care and customer service.
    ASUS is only good for the first 2 years or so depending on your usage.
    after that it starts falling apart.
    I know nothing about Lenovo as I've never purchased their products unlike HP and ASUS.
    The comment about HP isn't applicable globally

    (Original post by Camoxide)
    Only 4GB of RAM? Pathetic.
    Have you consider an iMac? http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-mac/imac

    Or getting one built http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/aio-pc...one-computers/


    For example this http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/form-v...troII-Extreme/

    Seems like FAR better value than the ones you listed
    No iMac, the biometric security system we have won't work on it.

    The custom build, that is indeed quite cheap but too much of a hassle to get any support for it if something goes wrong on it.
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    No iMac, the biometric security system we have won't work on it.
    If your budget is roughly £1300 going by that last machine, you could quite easily get the 750M iMac variant with student discount, a copy of Windows 7/8 and a premium VM software package like Parallels for within that price. Even if you never touched OS X again and just dual installed Windows and devoted 90% of the hard drive to its partition, assuming the Windows machines you've listed in the OP are the best value you can find the iMac wins on power and value, is extremely well built and reliable, and Apple's customer service is excellent.

    Unless there's another reason your security system wouldn't work, that would definitely be the way I'd go.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    If your budget is roughly £1300 going by that last machine, you could quite easily get the 750M iMac variant with student discount, a copy of Windows 7/8 and a premium VM software package like Parallels for within that price. Even if you never touched OS X again and just dual installed Windows and devoted 90% of the hard drive to its partition, assuming the Windows machines you've listed in the OP are the best value you can find the iMac wins on power and value, is extremely well built and reliable, and Apple's customer service is excellent.

    Unless there's another reason your security system wouldn't work, that would definitely be the way I'd go.
    27 inch iMac for £1,275.60 :coma:
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    If your budget is roughly £1300 going by that last machine, you could quite easily get the 750M iMac variant with student discount, a copy of Windows 7/8 and a premium VM software package like Parallels for within that price. Even if you never touched OS X again and just dual installed Windows and devoted 90% of the hard drive to its partition, assuming the Windows machines you've listed in the OP are the best value you can find the iMac wins on power and value, is extremely well built and reliable, and Apple's customer service is excellent.

    Unless there's another reason your security system wouldn't work, that would definitely be the way I'd go.
    Didn't really look into the Mac as my own 2012 iMac had a logic board failure while it was remedied through Apple Care it took forever for it to be done. Customer service is excellent indeed in UK but that isn't true globally and certainly not true in Norway.

    Looking at this VM route + Win 8 + MS Office 2013 will add nearly £400 to each machine. The 3 mentioned already has MS Office included.

    Do you know if Macs bought through this education discount can be used in a commercial setting? Not sure if the software licenses allows it?
 
 
 
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