Back to School

Back to School

Posted by Tyler Lee on Sep 13th 2017

Summer has been fun, but Back-to-School is right around the corner. What does that have to do with us here at Alta Technologies? Well, quite a bit actually. As you probably know, Alta Tech has quite the supply of refurbished computer hardware, from fully configured servers to all the smaller components needed to outfit your server, desktop, or storage array system. That makes us the perfect place to do your more computer and networking equipment focused shopping.

Now, you may be wondering about specifics. What specific items do we have for your back-to-school needs? Depending on what exactly you are in need of, quite a bit.

Home or Classroom Computer

Whether you are looking for a desktop for your school going child for home purposes, or need to replace a desktop computer in the classroom, we have what you need. One of our best models is the Dell OptiPlex 9020. This model is a small form factor, giving it the flexibility to fit even in the more cramped areas. Beyond that, it is outfitted for high performance and efficiency. Sporting the powerful Intel i5 Quad Core processor and 8GB of RAM, this machine is perfect for demanding computer work or simple classroom tasks. It also comes loaded with a DVD-RW and Windows 7 Pro, along with several accessories.

Maybe a desktop isn't your style. Maybe you're a young, college student always on the run with your laptop, or a teacher that needs to constantly be on the go. If that sounds like you, then our Dell Premier Small Briefcase is just for you. It fit notebooks up to 13.3", and offers a variety of other pockets for any extras you may need to keep with your computer, as well a rugged design and quality handles, straps, and inner padding to make it a breeze to take with you, no matter where you go. If you need more than one for a group of students, we have several lots, as well as single bags.


If individual computers aren't what you are looking for, we still have you covered. For networking purposes, a server is essential. For a performance heavy server catering to larger environments with more users, the Dell PowerEdge R720 is quite the machine. It features a high-density memory setup and balanced I/O for enterprise environments, and is highly flexible and scalable, allowing you to adjust to your needs.

There is also the Cisco UCS-C200 M2 Server. This versatile and efficiently sized device can fit in even the smallest of places, making it perfect for the classroom or office. On top of that, it brings great performance, and specializes in remote-office locations in case you need to connect to a larger network elsewhere.

Perhaps you already have a good server system, but are in need of opening up your connection options due to more devices showing up in your growing environment. Expanding is common in most networks, and schools are no different. For that, we recommend and high quality networking switch, like those from the Cisco Catalyst series. Both the Cisco Catalyst WS-C3750X-48P-L and the Cisco Catalyst WS-C2960S-24PD-L are extremely reliable units specializing in secure networks and efficiency with both speed and management, sporting 48 and 24 ports, respectively.

Office Equipment

Of course, back-to-school also means the school offices need to be properly outfitted. One thing that never goes out of style is a high-quality IP Phone for the many school offices on campus. We have several great models, including the Cisco CP-7942G and Cisco CP-7962G VoiP Phones. Both have what it takes to help you accomplish your phone and caller based tasks, including a 5", high resolution, grayscale display with programmable backlit buttons and interactive softkeys, with the CP-7962G providing more programmable buttons and an Ethernet (RJ-45) connection option.

As you can see, we have quite the selection to meet your back-to-school needs in terms of networking and computer equipment. Don't forget to check out our full store to browse and see if we have anything else you need, and don't hesitate to call us at 800-546-2582 if you can't find something specific. One of our great sales reps can help you find what you need.

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