by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces Quad Core Wyse 5060 Thin Client

Today Dell announced its latest Wyse thin client, the 5060. The new thin client is designed for knowledge workers and is all about high-performance and security. The Wyse 5060 is highly compatible with major virtualization software including Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon. Dell states that its new thin client can deliver flexibility, efficiency and security that companies seek in new cloud environments while still delivering the end-user experience customers have learned to expect from Dell thin clients.

Dell is no stranger to Thin Clients and VDI. Currently, Dell has over 430 patents related to cloud client-computing. Dell has also been hard at work driving down the cost and complexity of desktop virtualization, while helping to increase adoption by making VDI easier to use and deploy. Dell’s latest thin client shows some pretty significant performance over the previous generation (30%). The Wyse 5060 comes with AMD 2.4GHz quad core processor that supports up to 8GB RAM and 64GB flash.

Features include:

  • Broad Operating System Support: The Wyse 5060 is available with a choice in OS, giving customers the ability to configure the thin client based on their specific requirements. At launch, the 5060 can be purchased with Dell’s own Wyse ThinOS software or with Windows Embedded Standard (WES) 7p. In early 2017, an upgrade to Windows 10 IoT will be available for WES customers, and the 5060 will also then be available with Wyse ThinLinux.
  • Innovative Security: Dell provides more than one security layer with the Wyse 5060 thin client. The device itself includes an embedded Trusted Platform Module chipset with the ability to recognize if a system’s integrity has been compromised while safely storing encryption keys, certificates and passwords. At the software level, Wyse ThinOS software is a secure, virus-mitigated operating system with unpublished APIs. For those opting for a Windows-based thin client, organizations can benefit from an additional layer of security with Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense, delivering advanced threat protection against 99% of executable malware.
  • Robust Connectivity: the thin client supports dual 4K (3840x2160) monitors and provides multiple connectivity options with six USB ports, two of which are USB 3.0, as well as two DisplayPort connectors, wired networking or wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Easy Manageability: Dell offers a full suite of on-premise, off-premise, and auto management software options to deliver enterprise-level manageability that can scale to tens of thousands of devices. Through the Wyse Device Manager, IT teams can streamline remote configuration and policy management of corporate and user-owned client devices – including thin and zero clients, iOS and Android devices – through a single, intuitive console.

Dell is also announcing the latest OS for its Thin Clients, ThinOS 8.3.1. This new OS is all about giving greater flexibility in Citrix environments. With 8.3.1, thin clients can be deployed as zero clients within a Citrix installation.


The Dell 5060 thin client is expected to be generally available on December 13, 2016.

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