If you are a Mac user, Tantra Computers is the only business that you need to know about in Bristol. I bought my iBook from them several years ago, and have had first rate support ever since. On the outskirts of the city in Brislington (just off the Bath Road), away from the seething hubbub of the centre, Tantra is a low-key enterprise that quietly goes about its business.
Pete, the owner, is effortlessly knowledgeable, and Sam, his right-hand man, is one of those twenty-something, terabyte driven, IT creative's, with a solution for everything. If they x-rayed his brain, they'd find a motherboard with processing speeds that developers can only dream of. Together they can resolve any issue that you could conceivably present them with.
Hardware prices are competitive, but it's on the software and add-on services that you can save yourself a substantial amount of cash. They offer eminently affordable computing to people who want to get the most out of their machines. If your needs comprise of a solid hardware platform, with a software rich capability, you would be spending a lot of money unnecessarily if you went anywhere else.
Second hand and over priced, the staff can be very offputting. I've often wondered if they actuall ever want to sell anything. Inside the shop is more like a hobby room than a shop, with bits of computers everywhere. That's fine, but unless you specifically need an old model mac, look elsewhere.
Sales of new Apple Macintosh computers and equipment. Also Refurbished Macs - also we Repair them.
Established in 1973.
Qualified as a graphic designer I was a printer and designer an early user of Computers and particularly Macs and ran the Macintosh User Group in Bristol . This led to us importing Macs from the US when few were available here. Eventually the computer side of the business took over from the print and design side and we became exclusively a Mac Computer shop. We still offer digital printing, web design, internet connection and a whole range of peripheral services.
Grammar school in Liverpool, Qualified Graphic Designer at Liverpool Chester and Birmingham Art Colleges, also artist and photographer. Formative overland trip to India in 1971, following a spiritual trail led to starting a Company on our return called Tantra meaning 'interwoveness" - (and ancient esoteric scripture). Married in 1969 with 2 boys from first marriage. Remarried after death of my first wife and had then another son.
Lived in London and now for many years in Bristol. Obsessed with paragliding and fly many competitions and Cross Country flights filming high mountains in Scotland and the Alps. Love painting, photography skiing, and hill walking with Theo and Frances
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