Ace Custom Computers' New Micro Desktop Sets Bar for School Technology

Schools have a pressing need for technology with the capabilities students' need at a price districts can afford. To that end, custom computers are an excellent option.

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The idea for school technology is to stay within budget without compromising capabilities.

CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 07, 2013

It’s not that easy to find a school technology provider that can supply the exact technology schools need at a price they can afford. An example of a successful, long-term partnership is Ace Custom Computers and Merrillville, Indiana’s Community School Corporation, which serves 6,900 students in nine schools. The system maintains a cutting-edge curriculum with state-of–the-art technology that encourages students to become active, technology-proficient learners.

Steve Kerr, Community School Corporation’s Coordinator of Network Operations, wanted to install four computers that are compact and could hang off the back of an LCD monitor in each of the schools’ K-6 classrooms. Ace Computers’ palm-sized Vision Pico NUC is an ideal solution. The benefits to schools include: no need for dedicated computer labs, near immunity to theft, significantly less energy draw, damage resistance, and a price lower than comparable full-sized technology.

The tiny, but powerful micro desktop includes a processor, motherboard and case. Typical specs include: Intel® Core i3-3217U processor; Intel QS77 express chipset; dual channel memory SODIMM DDR3 1066/1333 MHz; 2 SODIMM, 16GB maximum; dual HDMI graphics; 2 PCIe mini slots ; 2 internal USB 2.0 ; 2 USB 2.0 connectors on back panel; 1 USB 2.0 connector on front panel; and an Intel 10 /100 /1000 network connection. Custom upgrades are nearly limitless.

Kerr was particularly impressed by Ace Computers’ industry-leading warranty. “The guarantee has been one of the most important aspects of our continuing purchasing decisions,” he said. “We wanted a company that would stand behind what they sold us and give us the ability to use these devices for many years.”

John Samborski, CEO of Ace Computers, said, “Custom technology is a perfect solution for most school systems, which are almost universally dealing with tight budgets. The idea is to stay within budget without compromising capabilities. The custom technology that we build does just that.”

Samborski added, “Custom doesn’t mean more expensive. We use the same basic parts that other companies use; the difference is in how intelligently those parts are configured into the design. We always try to exceed the specifications and still come out lower in price than other companies”

So far, the school system has completed 11 orders for a total of 2,328 Ace Computers desktops, servers and notebooks.

Kerr said, “Being in the educational field we need to do everything that we can to maintain cost. Ace Computers has worked with us to keep the cost of computer systems down while still maintaining a high level of quality.”     

Multiple award-winning Ace Technology Partners (Ace Computers) is a Woman-Owned Small Business custom technology systems builder and reseller for the public sector as well as the commercial sector. It has been an industry leader since 1983. In addition to some of the finest academic institutions in the U.S., long-term clients include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. Ace Computers builds custom technology with the same components that top manufacturers use without the premium price. Its principal, recognized industry expert John Samborski, is an alumnus of Intel’s prestigious board of advisors. In addition to its Greater Chicago headquarters, Ace Computers has locations in New Jersey, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho, and Nevada. To contact Ace Computers, call 1-877-223-2667 or 1-847-952-6900 or visit http://www.acecomputers.com.

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Multiple award-winning Ace Technology Partners (Ace Computers) is a Woman-Owned Small Business custom technology systems builder and reseller for the public sector as well as the commercial sector. It has been an industry leader since 1983. In addition to some of the finest academic institutions in the U.S., long-term clients include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. Ace Computers builds custom technology with the same components that top manufacturers use without the premium price. Its principal, recognized industry expert John Samborski, is an alumnus of Intel’s prestigious board of advisors. In addition to its Greater Chicago headquarters, Ace Computers has locations in New Jersey, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho, and Nevada. To contact Ace Computers, call 1-877-223-2667 or 1-847-952-6900 or visit http://www.acecomputers.com