June 17, 2005

Tiny Windows CE Thin Client from Germany

thin-client.jpgA German PC shop is shipping a tiny Geode-based thin client running Windows CE 5.0. Concept Distribution's "miniTC" measures 5.5 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches (13 x 14 x 3.5cm), and is also available as a "miniPC with a 40 or 80 GB hard drive.

Concept Distribution suggests that the MiniTC can be easily attached to the back of a flat screen monitor and can save up to 100 Euros per year in power costs over more conventional thin clients.

Features include:

* AMD Geode GX2-533 (400 MHz)
* 128MB RAM (256MB available on the miniPC version)
* 64MB Flash, can be configured for network-boot
* 40 or 80 GB hard drive on miniPC version
* Two front- and two rear-mounted USB 1.1 ports
* 100Mbps Ethernet
* VGA port supporting UXGA (1600 x 1200) video at 85 Hz


The miniTC is available direct from Concept Distribution, with prices starting at 265.64 Euros. The miniPC version starts at 346.84 Euros without an operating system license. No word on when or whether the miniTC will be available in the U.S.


Posted by keefner at June 17, 2005 12:22 AM