Apparently the Revo is getting an update soon with Nvidia Ion 2 , question is how soon? Maybe that will mean cheaper existing R3610 soon...
Nvidia Ion 2 GPU Benchmarked As Slower Than Its Predecessor - ion 2 - Gizmodo
I've had my R3610 for a few days now and loving it! I still need to install Windows 7 but having too much fun with XBMC Live.
This suite is in a primary school and they manage all of the primary applications no problem. Most of these are just flash based - and aren't a massive strain on the resources of the machine.
In response to the question about securing the Revos to the monitor, no they are not bolted to the screens - to be honest I'm not sure how you could do that easily as a result of the small chasis on the Revo. We will rely on other measures such as cctv etc - fortunately we don't have a problem with student vandalism.
With our thin clients, based on our usage, and the fact our terminal servers are virtualised (which further reduces server costs) thin clients still work out significantly cheaper to a) buy and b) run than even the atom desktops and that's including the server costs and power consumption etc. When your moving from old P4 type fat clients with possibly CRT monitors, huge energy cost savings can be made by selecting newer, much more efficient equipment such as Atoms or thin clients.
Just picked up on this thread . .
and have a question - Would CMIS run well on one of these?
Facilitys only limiting factor is that it runs from a network drive, so the slight delay to pull it down and run it in memory is the only issue. You could probably run Facility on a celeron with no issues if you felt like it. Remember its just a pants front end for an SQL database after all
I'm also thinking about attaching some of these to the network to run IWB's from instead of teachers laptops that there always forgetting to bring to work!!!
going to see if I can get a demo unit from somewere to give it a little test!
For those of you that have these how have you licenced them?
My supplier states that they come with w7 home and that i'd have to purchase a full retail copy of W7 Pro to be able to downgrade to XP Pro.
This obviously pushes the price right up!
I have personal bought one of these, I already had a W7Pro license and so didn't want to buy W7Home, so I got the Linux version, does your supplier have any of these? Revo 3610 with Limpus Linux I think it is.
If you want to use Windows on it you'll have to get the machine with an MS OEM licence anyway. Ours had Windows 7 Home on them, then we bought the Pro upgrade licence.
Can I ask if any school is using the Asus EEBox PC Model EB1502.
I am thinking of trying these out in a small area where the main use is office internet and online exams?
Does anyone recommend them?
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