I don't know that anyone really cares, but here's the specs for our new batch of Dell desktops that just arrived ... we already had 3 of these in production with good results. Pictured are 40 units all with Vista Business edition thus making GCC a true dual platform environment (XP and Vista ... tri platform if you count our unofficial support for macs). We do have downgrade rights to XP so if Vista becomes a support headache we can drop back to XP.
These are on a 3 year $1 buyout lease ... and we plan for them to have a useful service life of 4 years with no additional hardware upgrades. We've gotten a number of requests for dual monitors, so I got dual output cards ... but departments will have to pony up the $$ for the 2nd screen.
Once these are in place we should be rid of all legacy non-dell desktops and Dell models under GX270's ... hopefully we'll loose many GX270's along the way too.
Dell Optiplex 745 Minitower
Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz 1066FSB
2GB 667 DDR Ram
ATI Radeon X1300 256MB dual DVI/VGA
160GB SATA II Drive
13-in-1 Media Card Reader
Vista Business Edition
PS2 Serial Port Adapter
3 year NBD warranty w/ Gold Support
Waiting until Dell's end of Q2 to order yields great price breaks :-)
You may recall my old "what if" post on this, but I still think we could build our own Intel "certified" boxes and save a good chunk of $$, but I just didn't have the time to investigate that fully ... perhaps next year.