County council to give away old computers

THOUSANDS of old computers will be given to charity by Essex County Council.

As part of the council’s modernisation programme more than 6,000 laptops and PCs will be replaced and many of them donated to voluntary groups and charities in the county. The total figure to be donated is currently unknown.

The old computers are being replaced by the council and will be cleared of all data and refurbished at no cost to the authority before being passed on.

Interested organisations, who must be Essex-based  can find out more and apply by visiting the scheme's webpage.

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1:59pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Cleggeron says...

The refurb might not be costing the authority, ie us, anything, and I suppose it's good that charity is benefitting, but it might have been nice to sell some of these off and return some of their cost to council's coffers. Knowing the way councils procure equipment, you can bet they paid top dollar for this kit - and it would be good to know just how old it is?
The refurb might not be costing the authority, ie us, anything, and I suppose it's good that charity is benefitting, but it might have been nice to sell some of these off and return some of their cost to council's coffers. Knowing the way councils procure equipment, you can bet they paid top dollar for this kit - and it would be good to know just how old it is? Cleggeron

2:28pm Thu 24 Jan 13

jut1972 says...

Read the link, the specs are on there. I doubt they could sell them, but for things like adult education centres offering taster sessions they'll be fine.
Read the link, the specs are on there. I doubt they could sell them, but for things like adult education centres offering taster sessions they'll be fine. jut1972

6:07pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Im_Like_HELLO says...

A good initiative but sadly many if not all of them would have been Pentium PCs which run Windows, not known for its ease of use.
A good initiative but sadly many if not all of them would have been Pentium PCs which run Windows, not known for its ease of use. Im_Like_HELLO

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