Well, You can think of Dell/HP/Lenovo as the 3 major vendors of enterprise class desktop lines (that’s the Optiflex/EliteDesk/ThinkCentres respectively), and each of the vendors also have specific members of the family targeting for different demographics.TBH - I am basically spending short 10 min brainstorming sessions on what I want to capture for all of these as I go through them. I have a feeling that we are hitting the point where there are too many units to have to go back and re-batch run.
Right now it is figuring out what is at:
Then the output is a set of content aligned to the data we are collecting/ lessons learned.
- Segment Level - these are all similar sizes, so talking about common traits/ what to look for
- Vendor-specific - these vendors have certain design directions and small differences between their offerings that you can see across their portfolios. Also, potentially this is Intel, AMD, Dell, HP, Lenovo so five parts
- Model-specific - features, options, performance
Yeah, the pricing on thin clients are tricky. Sometimes you discover a great deal, but give it a week or 2, the deal disappears and you end up with something...not quite. They are not nearly as liquid as offers on the corporate NUCs. When they are liquid (lots of offers) the buyers tend to have a better time...like the current market on the t630. Those are good little machines hovering at 70-100, depending on whether you need accessories or not.@WANg perhaps for the best, my t740 offer was rejected now eBay has them over $500. T640 they want $220. At that point, it probably makes sense to keep on the MicroMini nodes since I'm getting more memory, SSD, and the Win10 Pro license for ~$30-50 more.
This is actually good since it helps contain scope.
^^^ Wish I was as diligent. A while ago I got a Elitedesk 800 G2 SFF and it did have some factory warranty. Windows 10 install gave BSOD. I ran HW diags and didn't find anything. Prime95 & memtest also were fine. Had other priorities and let this one sit unused for a while and now I see power light comes on and CPU fan runs but no display. tried different onboard display to no avail. Both HP warranty and ebay return windows are long passed and I'm stuck with this dud.If/when i get one, I place support calls to get the vendor to send me a new motherboard and whatever life limited component they tend to have based on my extensive experience of knowing what would likely fail, and what steps to take to get them to send a replacement board.
Core i7-7700T has been selling in the $245-275 range
I think it is a very good deal for the I7 unit.I got the unit for $375. I think that is reasonable.
m4/3 isn't that much of a downgrade.Post 1 updated with the first 14 nodes for testing. I used the GH5 instead of the S1R but it came out OK.