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 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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by Adam Armstrong

Dell EMC Release Several New VDI Solutions

Today Dell EMC introduced several new desktop virtualization solutions aimed at making it easier for customers to deploy, configure, and manage their VDI environments. The solutions announced today include a new VDI appliance, Dell EMC XC Xpress for VDI, a new mobile thin client based on Windows 10 IOTE, the Latitude 3480, as well as new software. The new software includes the latest version of ThinOS, version 8.4 with support for VMware Blast Extreme Protocol, and the new Wyse Management Suite software, a flexible solution that lets organizations centrally configure, monitor, manage and optimize their Wyse thin clients.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell Wyse 3040 Review

Dell recently announced the Wyse 3040, its smallest, yet still powerful, thin client to date. Size wise, it is only 1.1 inches tall, 3.75 inches wide and deep, and weighs 0.53lbs. Though diminutive in size, the 3040 sports an Intel Atom X5 1.44GHz quad-core processor that supports up to 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB flash. The system also includes four USB ports (one that is USB 3.0) and two DisplayPort connections. Of course the Wyse 3040 is compatible with all major virtualization software including Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon.

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