Computer suggestion


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Danny

What DELL system would you recommend for a 1 lane RMS - small store low
volume? This system will provide both POS and Back-office functions. -
Would like something in a USFF - small form factor. Will attached a receipt
printer, laser printer and cash drawer - no Pole or scanner to start off
with but must be able to accommodate them in the future.

Dan
 
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robertinho

i have a good experiencie working with OPTIPLEX (Celeron or P4, 512MB, 80 GB).
Robertinho
 
M

Marc

We used Dimensions (4300), with 1/2 Gig memory for registers and 1 Gig for
server. Great value for price and have had no problems so far in 6 months.
If you have any pre-existing equipment be aware they have NO serial or
parallel ports, only USB.

Marc
Beverly's Pet Center
 
M

Marc

Oops, Make that Dimension E310's. I was looking at the old Dell in my
office!

Marc
 
K

khopek

I'd recommend getting more than 512RAM. I have a Gig and a half in my DELL
computer and the program still runs like crap...takes FOREVER to do anything.
and it is the Microsoft Program, not the computer because all other programs
run very well.
 
J

Jason

I am using the CHEAPEST $300 Dell I can find. Everything runs perfectly.
Only delay is a 1-2 second delay when ending transaction while it posts to
the database.

Don't waste your money on a $1000 computer. If you do anything, get a 256mb
upgrade from Crucial.com.
 
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Jeff

Jason,

Is that what you tell _your_ clients too? Do you only carry the least
expensive models?

Still drive that 1986 Yugo too, after all, a car is a car, right? ;-)
 
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Jason

I AM the client. I am speaking from the business owners perspective.

For a long time I ran RMS on a 5 year old 400Mhz computer with 256mb RAM and
an old 8GB hard drive. Worked perfectly. The only reason I upgraded that one
was because the Net Display with video requires a little more "oomph." The
Net Display worked great with still pics on that system.

Even the cheapest computers today are very capable of handling most tasks,
and blow away the RMS requirements. Unless the client is doing some other
heavy tasks on it (typical RMS back-office tasks do not count), there is
little reason to buy a Ferrari. The Yugo gets you where you need to go.

No offense, but my advice is practical... you can't argue with that.
 
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Nashat

khopek,

u should have a look on your server, 1.5 GB is more than enough for the
client, the server resources are much valuable, i guess 1 GB is enough for
the POS and u should be investing more in your server
Nashat
 

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