Definitely worth it.
I will replace all 11-year-old notebooks with RP3B+ for all staffs in my office.Zebu wrote: ↑Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:09 amDefinitely worth it.
I have about 40 users who have a pi3 on their desk with a regular keyboard/mouse/monitor that connect back to a 24 core XEON, 128gb of ram terminal server running windows server 2012r2.
its been working great for our business for years now.
Please explain that 1/10 figure. One well known UK supplier has a Lenovo laptop which has 14 inch screen, 4 Gbyte RAM, 64 Gbyte solid state storage and WIn 10 (Pro if you download the free upgrade) for £180 delivered. (Even had it down to £140 on several of their "offer days".) Where can you get a RPi, display, PSU, SD card, keyboard, mouse and case for anywhere close to 1/10 of that.
Most of our jobs use only MS IE/FireFox, MS Excel, VBA on MS Excel and MS Access.
And then I will move to Chromium, LibreOffice Calc, BASIC(Macro) on LibreOffice Calc and LibreOffice Base.
All RP3B+ will connect back to ClearOS HP server.
Can you please help advise?
I am wondering what a Pi equivalent for a notebook and its replacement would be ?
Have you checked that all they do can be done with what your are replacing things with ?
I presume you are going to have staff engagement, training, a proper roll-out and testing, or you will do the change and arrive at work to find people just staring at what they have with no idea of what to do.
I must question this.
IT also depends on what you may have sitting around unused... I could put a new Pi into service for just the cost of the Pi, but that's because I have PSUs, keyboards, mice, cables, monitors and SD cards sitting around not being used. If you have to buy to buy the support equipment, it will depend on how you go about it. The monitor is probably the biggest single expense for most people, but I have a 19" monitor that cost me $10 and a friend of mine got a 17" Viewsonic for free, so there are ways around those issues as well. On average, I would budget about $60 to $80 (including the Pi) to set up a Pi.Imperf3kt wrote: ↑Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:48 pmI must question this.
I have a laptop that cost me less than $150USD, brand new and not discounted.
It runs GIMP and Inkscape quite happily. I do not have LibreOffice installed because Windows Notepad is adequate for my needs.