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Dell Intros Its First Intel-Based Dual Core Thin Client

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

VMworld has kicked off in San Francisco, and Dell made several announcements around VDI. Dell's desktop virtualization portfolio will see growth soon with the new Dell Wyse Intel-based 3000 thin client, and new additions to the Dell Wyse 5000's feature set. Read: VDI vs. DaaS: What's the Right Choice for Your Business?

The Dell Wyse Intel-based 3000 is "the first Dell thin client that runs on an Intel processor, and while its dual core Bay Trail chip packs enterprise-grade performance, it’s small enough to fit and look great on any desk (or back of monitor)," says Jeff McNaught, executive director, marketing and chief strategy officer for Dell Cloud Client-Computing.

The Dell Wyse Intel-based 3000 runs on the Intel dual-core Bay Trail processor and is compatible with both high-end networking devices and legacy equipment. The new Intel-based thin client comes with Windows Embedded 7, setting it apart from previous Dell Wyse 3000 series products that either ran Dell's Wyse ThinOS or Ubuntu.

Dell Wyse 5000 All-in-One Thin ClientDell Wyse 5000 All-in-One Thin ClientFurther expanding its Cloud Client computing portfolio, Dell is also introducing new PCoIP features to the Dell Wyse 5000 series of thin clients. The 5000 series is Dell's all-in-one thin client solution that runs on Dell Wyse Thin OS 8.0. The new PCoIP capabilities of the 5000 series significantly improve its use for 3D modeling or HD video streaming.

Dell's final thin client announcement is the addition of SUSE Linux support for quad-core D class 5000 and Z class 7000 thin client devices.

"For power users with intensive workloads who want the efficiency and flexibility benefits of desktop virtualization, these devices pack more than enough performance to deliver rich 3D graphics, HD multimedia and Unified Communications with ease," says McNaught. "Support for Linux makes the devices even easier deploy, manage and use, and less susceptible to viruses and malware."

Dell is also introducing additional VMware solution support for its Client Computing products. New additions include the Dell Wyse Data Center for VMware Horizon 6 and the Dell Wyse Data Center for VMware Horizon DaaS, aimed at service providers.

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