Originally Posted by alvino
Not really. Schools do get educational discounts. No one wants to build over 100+ custom computers for one school. It's just too much work.
My school pays far more for computers than I personally would.
We use IBM as our supplier, and we pay $1300 with taxes for each computer.
Pentium 4 3.0GHZ
512 meg DDR2 SDRAM
Intel 915 based motherboard
Integrated Sound, LAN, Video
80 Gig Hitachi SATA drive
CDRW / DVD Combo drive
17" IBM CRT
3 year On-site warranty (However it takes them up to a month to come)
XP PRO (The cd key is located on the chasis, however these CD keys DO NOT work and instead all the computers use a Microsoft VLK)
An exact same spec dell costs $821 with tax.
Schools sometimes get jipped, as our entire board gets screwed.