December 6, 2015

In short, a thin client is basically a low-cost, centrally-managed computer that doesn’t have any CD-ROM players, disk drives, or expansion slots. In this post we’ll explain thin clients in a little more detail while also looking at how they can be used.

What is a client?

Let’s start with the client altogether. Some companies may use the word client to make their product or service sound unique and different from the competition. However, the word ‘client’ just refers to a device you will use for work, to access a network or to browse the internet.

What makes it a thin client?

Now you know what a client is, you’ve probably figured out what a thin client is. It’s a small, lightweight, low-powered PC. However, just because it’s small and energy efficient doesn’t mean it can only be used for basic tasks. Thin clients are often also referred to as lean clients.

How can I use a thin client?

With the power of the cloud and Hosted Desktops, you can do anything you would on a large, expensive, power-hungry PC. However, you can do so with a much smaller investment, fewer overheads and lower operating costs. Plus, our cloud infrastructure is constantly upgraded to keep it at the peak of performance. So you won’t have to upgrade your hardware in a few years when new software comes out – which makes a thin client more future-proof than a traditional PC tower.

 

Synextra are Hosted Desktop specialists. Whether you need rapid deployment times or just want to future-proof your office, get in touch with the team today.