Not as thick as some: 7 thin clients tested

Summary:Thin client reviews: HP Compaq t5700, Ipex ThinClient 3350, Maxspeed 3300B, Sun Ray 150, Wyse 1200LE, Wyse 3125SE, Wyse 9650XE.

Sun Sun Ray 150
T&B Editor's choice
Sun Sun Ray 150

The SunRay 150s are fully integrated units with a stylish 15in LCD panel display.

The Sun is primarily designed to operate with a Sun server running Solaris. Sun has obviously gone to great lengths to develop some unique applications to place an edge on its thin client products. Therefore this unit definitely deserves a closer look if you are looking at deploying or migrating to a thin client environment. The amazing thing about the Sun Ray 150 is its price at $1049--it is only $100-$200 more than the equivalent box-only thin clients and the Sun includes a 15in LCD display and a smart card reader. The Wyse 9000 with integrated LCD is twice this price. If you combine that with the fact that you can deploy a very entry-level Sun V100 server for around $2000, you could have a very neat small environment solution for very low dollars.

 Thin Clients

 Thin client reviews:

   HP Compaq t5700
   Ipex ThinClient 3350
   Maxspeed 3300B
   Sun Sun Ray 150
   Wyse 1200LE
   Wyse 3125SE
   Wyse 9650XE
 
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About RMIT

ProductSun Sun Ray 150
Price$1049
VendorSun Microsystems
Phone03 9869 6200
Webwww.sun.com/sunray
 
Interoperability
Supports all the common standards.
Futureproofing
½
Runs Sun’s proprietary OS, has all the expansion capabilities you could wish for.
ROI
Amazing price for the features. Remember it includes an LCD monitor.
Service
Five-year warranty is excellent.
Rating
½

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