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Departmental Computers

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 479W, on departmental computers, what software is included in the average price for a (a) desktop and (b) laptop computer; and what the typical make, model and specification is for (i) desktop and (ii) laptop computers purchased for such prices. (323106)

Included within the average price, which was given in the answer I provided on February 23rd 2010, both desktops and laptops are loaded with Microsoft Window XP operating system as well as a suite of security software. We are unable to provide details on the suite of security software loaded due to security reasons.

Typical make, model and specifications within the estate are as follows:

(a) Desktop

DELL Optiplex 745 SF

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (667 MHZ DDR2 DU)

19 inch LCD Monitor, 2 x 512 MB memory, 80GB hard drive (72000 RPM), Floppy Disk Drive : 3.5" 1.44MB INTERNAL, 24 x DVD-ROM and CD/RW, Keyboard.

(b) Laptop

DELL Latitude E6400

Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz, 10066MHz, 3MB)

14.1 inch screen, 2 x 1 GB memory, 80 GB hard drive, 8X DVD-ROM and 24X CD+/-RW, Modem: UK Internal 56.6K.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 479W, on departmental computers, whether the average price for (a) desktop and (b) laptop computers includes (i) catalogue management, (ii) new order authorisation, (iii) disc imaging and software installation, (iv) delivery and removal of old kit, (v) installation, (vi) field engineering support and (vii) removal and disposal. (323107)

Yes, the average price—provided under our answer of 23 February 2010—for desktop and laptops does include these costs.