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Has Dell created the perfect thin client?

Rob Enderle | Feb. 3, 2014
Many have tried to create a marketable thin client, let alone a perfect one. So far, all have failed. But the Dell-Wyse Cloud Connect, announced this week, might be close.

Cloud Connect Isn't the Perfect Thin Client, But It's Close
Cloud Connect is almost the perfect thin client, but it's hampered by the fact that there aren't a ton of HDMI monitors out there, and monitors and TVs with MHL HDMI ports are even rarer. In addition, the Android interface is optimized for touch and feels a bit unnatural with a mouse. Don't get me wrong, it does work - and once Citrix is up and you're using Office, it works fine - but if you want to use the Android features, touch improves the experience greatly.

In the end, Cloud Connect is a massive step forward for thin clients and showcases just how far we've come to create an appliance PC experience. It's kind of ironic that the thin client was initially created to kill the PC and put folks like Michael Dell out of business, given that those efforts failed and now Dell is the company that got it to work.


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