Mac mini size PC's for wall mounted rack
We have an area in school where we would like to keep our machines away from the students. What we previously did was put 13 1u rackmountable machines in a wall mounnted rack.They were low powered machines and didnt take up much space so were suited for this.
Its come to the time to replace these pc's and dont want to change any of the infrastructure just replace the 1u PC's.
Space is a premium so the plan is to buy mac mini's. they are quiet,dont take up much space and would fit in the rack perfectly with a few shelves.
A question I had was is there a way to boot mac mini's automatically into Windows when they start up. We unlikely to use Mac os as the operating system. My understanding of boot camp was you have to hold a button down at startup, is this correct? can this be set so it always boots windows instead?
I have been looking at tiny PC's (e.g Dell Optiplex's) but these are too big for the rack, Mac mini's are a perfect size.
I rather not spend a fortune on mac mini's and would rather buy PC equivalent mac mini's size computers but am struggling to find any.
If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.