Industry Standard Computers
St. Clairsville, Ohio
30 Years In Business - 30 Years Experience with Computers - 25 Years with Networks & Security
The oldest system builder in the area, maybe in the state!
Best Labor Rate in the Area, $25 Shop, $40 Outside
US vs THEM Price Comparison:
$1559 vs $2250
(Dated equipment but everytime we do an estimate for any State Agency the bottom line is still the same 5 from us 3 from them.)
A local business wanted to purchase 3 new computers, so while we were in there doing service work we took the office manager & the person who was most knowlegdable on computers to Dell's web site for a quote for a simple "middle of the road" workstation. (All ISC's normal computers are workstation grade.) We took the cheapest Workstation and then picked all the things on the "customize it" list to come as close to what ISC sells as our standard package "that includes everything but a printer." In most cases we picked the cheapest parts or options primarily because this business will not be doing anything but accounting, word processing, email and a little surfing. Here are the results:
P4 2.6 GHz
XP Office SBE and the unwanted Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Small mini tower
512 MB RAM (we want the system to run properly as opposed to 1 GB)
Entry level quietkey keyboard (cheapest)
Dell UltraSharp™ 1702FP 17 inch Flat Panel Monitor
cheapest graphics card: nVidia, Quadro NVS 280, 64MB
Sound Blaster sound card
Symantec Corp Antivirus 1 user
40 GB hard drive
48x 24x 48x CDRW
1.44 floppy drive
standard 3 yr warranty next day
Gold Tech support
Cheapest UPS since they don't list a good 1500 joule surge protector
USB Printer cable
Shipping Price unknown (since the $150 discount probably not free this week.)
Things unknown about Workstation 360: How many serial ports, parallel ports, USB ports? wattage and type of power supply? brand of hard drive? Is it a real Sound Blaster sound card or soldered onboard? soldered on video or card? standard easily replaced parts or "Dell" only parts?
NOT a network card!
3 computer total price $6750 plus shipping.
Total: $1559 each
P4 2.6 Standard Price list price of $969 which includes everything but a printer.
Upgrade to 512 MB add $45
Exchange 17" tube for 17" LCD add $295
Office XP Small Business Edition software add $200
Delivered locally free
Time to attach to in house server and set up user $35
Add Network card $15
Add network cable ... included.
Only real difference Dell 3 year warranty. Us, 1 year on computer. Some parts 3 year to lifetime from manufacturers. Monitor 3 years.
3 computer total price $4602 (multi discount minus $75)
4 computer total price $6136 (multi discount minus $100)
You can BUY a SPARE COMPUTER from ISC for the SAME PRICE! PLUS put $614 in the bank in case one of the 4 computers break after the first year! Or add another $200 and use the 4th computer and buy a spare computer box (no monitor, keyboard etc.) I wish I could buy Insurance in this way! Actually we will do one better we will cover the hardware for 3 years and keep the 1.75 spare computers for us!
We don't charge enough... Or as many people have found out the hard way... buy the Dell and hope and pray you never blow your Windows! We always make more money working on Dells then selling new computers even at our $25 / $35 per hour.
Quote comparison done July 19, 2003 at 11:38 AM.
Now just for more laughs...
Gateway has a network version called E-series and here how that goes:
First E-4100 series for Pentium 4 processor then customize...
P4 2.6 GHz
512 MB RAM
40 GB hard drive
Only 3 PCI & 1 AGP slots (that means micro ATX design not standard ATX)
48X 24X 48X CDRW
6 Bay Mid tower case with only a 250 watt power supply (we use 350)
Office XP Small Business
Optical mouse & pad
Cheapest external speakers
Non integrated network card
2+ enhanced desktop install w/network
1 year personnalized help desk
Things unknown about 4100: Does the integrated video card come on this one after we ordered a real video card? type of power supply? brand of hard drive? standard easily replaced parts or "Gateway" only parts?
Quote comparison done July 19, 2003 at 11:40 PM.
You can BUY a SPARE COMPUTER from ISC for the SAME PRICE, just in case one of the 4 computers break after the first year! I wish I could buy Insurance in this way! Actually we will do one better we will cover the hardware for 3 years and keep the spare computer for us!
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