Thin client reviews take a dive into features and functionality as well as thin client performance in an appropriate VDI scenario. High-end thin clients are reviewed in the StorageReview VDI lab, while midrange or below thin clients are typically reviewed while connecting to a vendor's environment over WAN.
by Tom Fenton

Samsung NX-N2-T Zero Client Review

The Samsung NX-N2-T NX Series Tera2 Zero Client Desktop is a moderately-priced zero client designed to deliver a virtual desktop to an end-user. One of the features that distinguishes the device from many other clients is its built-in support for Teradici’s PCoIP remote display protocol via a Teradici Tera2321 (Tera2) processor. This support allows the device to be used by VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon DaaS, Amazon WorkSpaces (AWS), Leostream, or any other virtual desktop that supports the PCoIP protocol. Its ultra-small form factor minimizes the space it takes up on a desk, and it can even be mounted on the back of a monitor using a VESA mount. The client supports two monitors and has 6 USB connectors.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Wyse 5070 & Expands VDI Complete Solutions With PowerEdge

Today Dell announced its latest thin client aimed at the mid-range, the Dell Wyse 5070 thin client. This marks an expansion of Dells 5000 mainstream series of thin clients. Not only is this an expansion of the line, the 5070 is highly versatile and powerful replacing several offerings in the 5000 series. Dell EMC is also expanding its VDI Complete Solutions to now include PowerEdge 14th generation infrastructure and simplified configuration options.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Updates its Wyse Thin Clint Software & Management Suite

Today Dell announced that it was updating its thin client software with an eye for easing setup, management, and the ability to scale VDI solutions. The updates include the latest version of the operating system for Wyse thin clients, ThinOS 8.5, and an update to Wyse Management Suite, version 1.1. Dell is also announcing two new solutions, the Wyse Converter for PCs and Wyse Easy Setup.

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by Adam Armstrong

Aberdeen Announces AberVDI

Aberdeen LLC announced its VMware Horizon 7.0 certified Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution, AberVDI. This new turnkey solution contains all of the software and hardware that one would need to deploy their VDI in a single package. The company goes on to state that customers will be able to custom configure a VMware Horizon 7.0 VDI solution in minutes.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Unveils New All-in-One Zero Client, The t310 G2

Today HP announced the t310 G2 all-in-one zero client. The new zero client sports a narrow bezel that the company states will help provide seamless visuals, improved ergonomics and maximum data security. The new zero client is powered by Teradici and is compatible with VMware and Amazon virtual workspace environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Expands Its PCaaS Solution

Today Dell announced it was expanding its PC-as-a-Service (PCaaS) solution making it easier for companies to procure, deploy and manage PCs. Dell, with a partnership with VMware, also announced zero-touch Windows 10 Provisioning by VMware AirWatch service, as well as joint engineering initiatives to integrate VMware Workspace ONE, powered by AirWatch technology, with Dell Client Command Suite. The expanded PCaaS and partnership with VMware aim to simplify PC lifecycle management.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet Now Available

Dell has announced the availability of the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet, a versatile mobile device designed for the jobs in harsh environments such as military, public safety, industrial and energy sectors. The Latitude 7212 is backed by Dell’s global support and supply chain services and has been engineered to be lighter and more powerful than previous generations. Dell states that it has also improved performance and more battery life, the latter which delivers up to 19 hours of use with dual, hot-swappable batteries.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Expands Its VDI Complete Solutions Powered By VMware Horizon

Today at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, Dell EMC announced that it intended to make it easier for companies to plan, deploy, and run desktop and application virtualization within their IT environments through the expansion of Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions, powered by VMware Horizon. The expansion of this program will now include options with Horizon Apps as well as NVIDIA Tesla M10 and M60 GPU graphics accelerators. Dell EMC is also announcing a new Thin Client today, the Latitude 5280 mobile thin client.

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by Adam Armstrong

HP Releases Next-Generation Thin Clients

Today HP announced two new next-generation thin clients that aim to deliver PC-like performance and the security, the t530 Thin Client and the mt21 Mobile Thin Client. Coming with all new designs, the Thin Clients are ideal for several use cases in a range of markets. The t530 and mt21 can deliver the needed compute processing and graphics capabilities for cloud computing. Both of the new Thin Clients will be showcased at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas.

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by Adam Armstrong

NComputing RX300 Thin Client Review

Thin Clients have long been used as a way to deliver computing power to multiple users for a low price. NComputing has taken this concept to a new level with the release earlier this year of its RX300. The RX300 uses a Raspberry Pi 3 platform as its base. This alone makes it the lowest initial cost thin client to date while still offering enough performance for most general uses in SMB and education. The thin client also comes with built-in transparent USB redirection achieving unparalleled peripheral support, WiFi, and optional access to Raspbian Linux OS managed by the IT admin.

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