[K12OSN] Here's a thin client that ought to be great!

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Fri Dec 19 14:39:12 UTC 2008

I like these:


still working on getting the mplayer version twiddled with so it uses
the hardware decompression ability for mpeg2/4/WMV video in the graphics

On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 18:21 -0500, Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
> It's one of the new Intel Atom systems in one of those mini-ITX cases.  
> Its intended market is as a low-power thick-client PC for the home.  But 
> the specs make it look like it'd be the near-perfect thin client.
> Shuttle XPC X27-BK-V1 ATOM230
> 1.6GHz Atom 230 CPU
> Integrated Intel GMA950 graphics (both DVI and analog VGA outputs)
> 1 DDR-2 DIMM (2GB max)
> PXE-booting Gig-E
> Realtek ALC662 audio
> I/O Ports: 4x USB 2.0 Ports; 1x Serial Port, 1x ATA-100 Channel; 2x SATA
> 60W power supply
> Price:  $191.70/ea at SuperBiiz.
> Since 1GB DDR2-800 sticks can be had for less than $10, this looks like 
> a heckuva deal for those who want to kit an LTSP system with new thin 
> clients.  Plus, such clients would have the horsepower to run local apps 
> well (e. g. Firefox w/ Flash or Java).
> The only thing that would make it "perfect", IMO, would be built-in 
> provisions to bolt it into those VESA screw holes on the back of modern 
> LCD monitors.
> --TP
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James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC                           

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