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    Thin Client Hardware Comparison

    I'm in the process of arranging for a trial of the following Thin Clients:

    Axel m70W (on it's way)

    HP Neoware c50

    Igel Smart CE
    Wyse s10

    (They're arranged in quoted price order for 55 with the spaces indicating a significant difference in price)

    If anyone's interested I'll post up some photos, findings and general thoughts, when i get down to testing them!

    Luke T

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    Sure, although it might be better as a wiki article?

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    can we put photos/links to photos on the wiki yet?

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    Despite my best efforts ... RM were not forthcoming with samples ... and approaching manufacturers directly we were quoted a 30 day lead time and in order to get these installed on time my boss decided we did not have a month's grace.

    So the only unit I did manage to get a hands on was the Axel m70.

    And a wonderful experience it was too ... from unpacking it to setting it up was the easiest experience of my computing career ... comparable to plugging in 4 cables, clicking on the English language button, entering 10 numbers in the right order and ticking a box ... in fact that's exactly what it was like :-)

    All done in just a few meager minutes ... a startup time of just 17 seconds on a static IP and 22 seconds on DHCP ... it was as easy as that.

    Upon conclusion of this test ... my boss decided that despite our lack of need of any audio support ... and a lower price ... and a simpler setup ... faster boot time ... quicker repair guarantee ... smaller physical and energy footprint ... we would not be going with the Axel unit. AGHHRRRRR

    Matthew at Axel, was very helpful, accomodating and competative ... but despite this neither he nor I were able to beat the combined brand power and comfort of ordering HP Thin Clients from RM.

    Hopefully, everything will go as smoothly and easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke_T View Post
    Matthew at Axel, was very helpful, accomodating and competative ... but despite this neither he nor I were able to beat the combined brand power and comfort of ordering HP Thin Clients from RM.
    Why on earth would you buy HP equipment from RM!?

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    Eh? When I bought another 70 hp's six months ago RM wouldnt supply them? Ended up buying somewhere else.

    That was before I discovered Axel though.... otherwise I would have ordered 70 Axels....

    Out of interest did your boss give a reason for spending an extra 30% per unit to get a slower, larger, more cumbersome, non TFT mountable, and potentially less reliable thin client??

    Was it just the sound?

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    Last edited by Butuz; 7th July 2008 at 05:18 PM.

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    Admitedly ... she did reneg the hp price down to within £10 of the Axel one ... and that includes a keyboard & mouse ... and she's getting the TFT's from RM also at a very good price ... and she did quote the audio as 1 of the factors ... and we already have desks with built in mounting for a thinclient so no TFT mount needed

    but with no testing of the HP unit and the poor rep it has for speed and for the remote management software ... I'm a little disappointed ... since I'll be the one setting them up and keeping the operational ...

    gtg she's coming up behind me ....



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