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.

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Specifications

Product HP Compaq Thin Client t5700 Ipex ThinClient 3350 Maxspeed 3300B
Vendor HP Ipex Maxspeed
Phone 13 22 47 1800 222 479 02 6884 5922
Web www.hp.com.au www.ipex.com.au www.maxspeed.com.au
Price as tested (inc GST) $1000 $599 $907
Warranty 3 years (advanced exchange) 3 years (RTB) 3 years (hot-swap)
Memory std/max (MB) 256/512 64/256 256/512
Communication protocols      
Citrix ICA Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft RDP Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Nfuse Yes Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes Yes
Java Optional Scripts Yes
Networking      
TCP/IP, UDP Yes Yes Yes
Wireless support Yes Yes Yes
External modem support Yes Yes Yes
I/O Ports      
Serial 1 2 1
Parallel 1 1 1
PS/2 No 2 2
USB 4 2 2
VGA 1 1 1
PCMCIA No Optional 1 PCI
Other Optional PCI slot Optional built-in smart card reader  
Server OS Compatibilities      
MS Windows 2000 Server Yes Yes Yes
MS Windows 2003 Server Yes Yes Yes
Solaris No Yes Yes
Citrix WinFrame Yes Yes Yes
Citrix MetaFrame XP Yes Yes Yes
Citrix MetaFrame for UNIX No Yes Yes

Product Sun Sun Ray 150 Wyse 1200LE Wyse 3125SE
Vendor Sun Microsystems Wyse Wyse
Phone 03 9869 6200 02 9319 3388 02 9319 3388
Web www.sun.com/sunray www.wyse.com.au www.wyse.com.au
Price as tested (inc GST) $1049 $500 $740
Warranty 5 years 3 years 3 years
Memory std/max (MB) 0 32 64
Communication protocols      
Citrix ICA Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft RDP Yes Yes Yes
Citrix Nfuse Yes No Yes
Web browser Yes No Yes
Java Yes No No
Networking      
TCP/IP, UDP Yes Yes Yes
Wireless support No No Yes
External modem support No Yes Yes
I/O Ports      
Serial No No 2
Parallel No No 1
PS/2 No No 2
USB 4 2 3
VGA N/A 1 1
PCMCIA No No No
Other Built in smart card reader, NTSC/PAL, RCA connector
Server OS Compatibilities      
MS Windows 2000 Server No (unless using Citrix) Yes Yes
MS Windows 2003 Server No (unless using Citrix) Yes Yes
Solaris Yes No No
Citrix WinFrame Yes Yes Yes
Citrix MetaFrame XP Yes Yes Yes
Citrix MetaFrame for UNIX Yes Yes Yes

Product Wyse 9650XE
Vendor Wyse
Phone 02 9319 3388
Web www.wyse.com.au
Price as tested (inc GST) $2100
Warranty 3 years
Memory std/max (MB) 256
Communication protocols  
Citrix ICA Yes
Microsoft RDP Yes
Citrix Nfuse Yes
Web browser Yes
Java Yes
Networking  
TCP/IP, UDP Yes
Wireless support Yes
External modem support Yes
I/O Ports  
Serial 1
Parallel 1
PS/2 2
USB 2
VGA 1
PCMCIA No
Other PCI expansion slot
Server OS Compatibilities  
MS Windows 2000 Server Yes
MS Windows 2003 Server Yes
Solaris No
Citrix WinFrame Yes
Citrix MetaFrame XP Yes
Citrix MetaFrame for UNIX Yes

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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.
    anonymous
  • 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.
    anonymous