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    I am completely new to thin clients. Currently I have been using remote desktop to access my Windows XP MCE computer from my laptop, my office, and from the bedroom. Unfortunately, the computer in the bedroom takes forever to boot upm, and is unbearably noisy.

    I think I want to replace the bedroom computer with a thin client. I’ve seen a lot of clients cheap on ebay, but I am not sure what kind I should get. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    I would have a look on ebay for a cheep thin client, stay away from Windows CE as the performance is average. Wyse 1200LE terminals are great however they will not support drive mapping to your USB key, if you dont care about this they are small and fast (8 seconds to boot).

    Also you may be able to pick up an old NTe or XPe device – 8235 or 9235 modles. There have a small CPU but they are in a really small form factor – you don’t need a brick in the beadroom.

    Now I ain’t going to ask about loggin in from the beadroom – my wife would kill me 🙂

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    Thanks! I’ll check out the 1200LE on ebay. they seem to come up quite often on ebay. Do the xpe or nte devices provide many advantages over the 1200LE? I’ve already extended the USB ports up to the bedroom computer using cat5 extender, so I can still use a lot of connected devices and print to the right printer.

    Thhe bedroom is actually split into two different spaces: a bedroom area and a small home office. But we have to turn of the computer before going ot bed.

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    Basically the difference is peripheral support. The 1200LE runs a Unix based OS and does not support many peripherals. If you want to use USB devices like printers, USB keys etc then look for a XPe Thin Client as you can load the Windows XP drivers that come with most devices.

    Cheers,
    -TT

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