[K12OSN] Thin Client Hardware for k12ltsp

Sergio Chaves sergio.chaves at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 23:22:56 UTC 2014

I have ordered 02 of the Cubox-i2 to play with - http://cubox-i.com/table/ .
Check the videos and screenshots, looks real promising to me.


On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Jeff Siddall <news at siddall.name> wrote:

> On 03/05/2014 12:55 PM, William Fragakis wrote:
>> Jim,
>> Could one build an arm client image off of a present Fedora version?
>> Jeff, correct me if I'm wrong, the base Pi board is $25-30, and then you
>> need those little optional bits like case, power adapter, most likely
>> hdmi to whatever your monitor is converter, etc. Kits I've seen put it
>> around $65-70 for something you can plug in and power on.
> Yes, definitely more than $25 when all is said and done.  For a thin
> client you are probably better off with the extra RAM and onboard wired
> Ethernet of the B model at $35.  Add to that a USB power supply ($5), a
> case ($8) and a SD card ($7) and you are at $55.  Since all clients will
> require a keyboard, mouse and monitor I have not included accessories in
> the cost of the client itself.
> If you consider shipping the Pi is also likely to save some money over
> things like the nanopc given the local distributors.
> Still, things like performance, sound, VGA, PXE, localapps etc. are all
> missing from the ARM clients I have seen.
> For about $65 more you can get an x86 client that can do all those things:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135368 ($62)
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208056 ($35)
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226018 ($23)
> Of course more power, bigger, noisier etc.  It's all about tradeoffs.
> Personally I run only x86 clients.
> Jeff
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