Not as thick as some: 7 thin clients tested

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 150T&B Editor's choiceSun 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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ProductSun Sun Ray 150
VendorSun Microsystems
Phone03 9869 6200
Supports all the common standards.
Runs Sun’s proprietary OS, has all the expansion capabilities you could wish for.
Amazing price for the features. Remember it includes an LCD monitor.
Five-year warranty is excellent.

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  • WT1200 is not Linux-based

    Winterm WT1200, or 1xxx series in general, has NOTHING to do with Linux, it runs Wyse Thin OS (WTOS - formally Blazer), which is proprietary OS developed by Wyse, and it fits 512 kB of flash memory in case of WT1200 (AFAIR WT1200 does not have NAND flash at all). Linux is used in WT5xxx series.
  • HP Compaq t5700 uses a riser-card for PCI device

    Onboard PCI slot is not meant to have PCI device directly inserted in it. HP Compaq t5700 can be equipped with special riser-card and bigger case, and PCI card is mounted vertically, not horizontally (moreover, it is upside-down). Part of case is replaced with bigger case (that has hole) from kit with riser card.