Daktech Plaidbook 1470- Good internal hardware, but poor chassis design.
We bought some of the DakTech Plaidbook 1470's for our 1 to 1 program and staff machines. Great internal hardware. I have no problems with the performance of the machines for anything we run. But, the hinges and mounts are consistently breaking. The 3 year accidental warranty has helped. However, it's not enough when the hinges and mounts are breaking 1-2 times a year on average. Daktech has told me that is from drop damage. But, I don't believe that every student drops their machine 2-3 times a year. The Dell Latitude machines that we have do not experience any hinge issues and we've had much less drop damage on the Dells. I'm not saying that the drop damage doesn't happen and that students may not always be truthful about it. But, it's much more difficult to determine if it's drop damage when we've had the hinge mounts break on the machines that have been sitting on a desk. They were just opened and closed daily.
What are the pros?
Quality of the internal hardware is good. Performance and use great.
What are the cons?
Hinge mounts and chassis design. It's a shame too. Because otherwise the machines are great.
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710 MILL CIRCLE #107
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(847) 529 9441