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Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell wants to pack more power into its thin client used to access Web and server-based applications

Dell Wyse Intel-based 3000 series thin client

Dell Wyse Intel-based 3000 series thin client

Dell for the first time is using an Intel processor in its Wyse thin clients, which are used as alternatives to enterprise PCs.

The Wyse Intel-based 3000 series thin client, which starts at US$429 and is available now, runs on a dual-core Celeron processor based on the Bay Trail architecture. The entry-level thin client offers 3D graphics, said Dan O'Farrell, senior director for product marketing, cloud client computing at Dell.

The dual-core Bay Trail chip in the Intel-based thin client "packs enterprise-grade performance," Dell said in a blog entry.

The Intel-based thin client has Microsoft's Windows Embedded Standard 7 OS. It can run most virtual desktop or cloud applications, but not high-end multimedia applications that are typically offloaded to workstation-style clients, O'Farrell said.

"We're not targeting it at the high-end power users," O'Farrell said.

Dell's 3000-series thin clients currently have ARM and Advanced Micro Devices processors, but the Intel chip will represent a significant performance upgrade, O'Farrell said. Bay Trail chips are largely used in tablets, but higher-performing versions have been used in low-cost laptops and desktops.

The Intel-based thin client provides four times the application performance and two times the graphics performance of its predecessor, Wyse C-class C90LE7, O'Farrell said.

It also has 16GB of flash storage, 4GB of DDR3 memory and Gigabit Ethernet. It connects to monitors through a serial port or DVI display connector.

Thin clients are virtual desktops with minimal hardware that can run applications from a server on a centralized network instead of locally the way PCs operate. More processing power is now being included on thin clients to take processing load off servers.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

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