Wednesday 30 March 2011

Proof we did win an award at the PC Advisor Awards 2011

In case you didn't believe us, this is me picking up our award for Best Specialist Online IT Retailer at the 2011 PC Advisor Awards. You can see the full rogues gallery on PC Advisor's Facebook page. Including what could well be my worst photo ever (not going to put it here).

A big thank you once again to all our customers and the readers of PC Advisor for voting for us. Not to mention a big thank you and well done to the MoreFrom customer service team. Proving once again they really are something special.

It was a great night and I'd like to say thanks to PC Advisor for putting it together.

Monday 14 March 2011

Young Sheffield engineer's career set to start with a bang

The doorbell rang at MoreFrom HQ the other day and a lecturer from the local Wisewood School & Community Sports College started to apologise. He apologised for dropping in un announced, but it turned out he had good reason. One of his students, 16 year old Connor Plant, was in the process of building two very unusual PCs in a bid to win a national competition.

Connor had entered his GCSE project for the regional heat of the Young Engineer for Britain Competition and won! He was therefore in the final due to be judged at the massive The Big Bang 2011 - UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair.

His lecturer explained that Connor was working on new designs for the final and that they were hoping MoreFrom could help out by providing some internal components. It sounded like a great achievement to have made it to the final and we were only to happy to help.

The new cases, one a in the style of a traditional piece of wooden furniture and the other, an ultra modern sculpture. Both designs take advantage of the Intel Mini-ITX motherboard at 17cm2, about the size of a Mac Mini, it's incredibly small and has CPU and graphics built-in.

We were also able to loan Connor some monitors and keyboards so he could demonstrate his new creations at The Big Bang fair. The Big Bang 2011 was held at ICC London ExCeL from 10 - 12 March, 25,000 people attended. The headline shows included Sky 1's Brainiac Live!, BBC's Bang Goes the Theory and BBC's Wallace & Gromit 'World of Invention' roadshow.

Connor didn't manage to add the overall title to his impressive list of awards, but he looks set to follow in the footsteps of previous winner Ruth Amos, also from Sheffield. Ruth won the 2006 competition and has since gone on to set up her own company StairSteady as a result of her success.

We wish Connor every success for his future and who knows one day he may be challenging the British designer Jonathan Ive for Apple's top job.

Friday 11 March 2011

5 Year Warranty on Selected Samsung Printers

In today's economy, saving money on your office equipment is so important to make your annual budget go further.

Samsung have recently announced they are extending the warranty period on selected printers from 1 year to 5. This means your investment will be covered for a large part of it's life.

The offer will save you around £200 - based on the fact a 2-year extended warranty normally costs £100.

The MoreFrom Group websites list all of the qualifying printers and I have added a link to the Samsung terms on each product page.

These are the qualifying printers


Like most offers, there's an expiry date - for this one it's 30th June 2011. If you have already purchased one of these selected units after 10th January 2011, you qualify too! You must however register your warranty within 3 month of purchase.

This is a great offer, and will hopefully save you a lot of money.

Danny at MoreFrom Group