Ethan Group replaces obsolete HP and Toshiba laptops for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Ethan Group replaces obsolete HP and Toshiba laptops for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ethan Group has been awarded a tender to upgrade the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) ageing desktops and laptops.

The $1.7 million contract will deliver 900 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 1st Generation laptops, all with Windows 10 Pro, 8GB of RAM and three-year depot warranties.

The contract also includes 900 ThinkPad OneLink+ Dock and RJ45 adapters and the equivalent in USB keyboards and mouse bundles.

A DFAT spokesperson told CRN the hardware being replaced included obsolete Hewlett Packard Elitebook laptops, purchased in 2011, and obsolete Toshiba Portege laptops purchased from 2012 to 2015.

The new contract, awarded to Ethan Group in April, was sought through the Department of Finance's whole-of-government mandatory ICT hardware and associated services panel for the provision of desktops and other associated hardware.

There are 33 providers in the panel including Lenovo and HP.

The new contract was awarded to Ethan Group after representing the best value for money, according to DFAT.

Ethan Group was contacted for comment.

Ethan Group is also part of the federal government's cloud services panel.

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