Via The Citrix Blog.
It’s been a hectic few months, but I’ve managed to find some time polish up the H.264 prototype I put together earlier this year. It’s looking better than ever and I think it’s now clear to say that the Pi is perfectly usable as an everyday thin client.
… which got me thinking …
How much would it cost to build an ultra cheap, performant, ALL-IN-ONE thin client? HDX shouldn’t necessitate the need for vendor specific hardware; Citrix has a long-standing history of performing well on a wide variety of devices, and the Pi shouldn’t be any different.
So, I decided to set myself a challenge with a £100 budget. Parts purchased new, all prices in GBP, inc. tax:
15.6″ LCD TV…..£54.99
Pi mount…………£ 5.99
SD card………….£ 2.49
Pi power…………£ 0.99
HDMI cable……..£ 0.99
£99.62 is approximately $162.70 (at the time of writing). Excluding taxes, this figure is closer to $130. Factoring in that the parts were purchased at retail prices, it’s not entirely implausible to suggest that building an all-in-one thin client could be done for around $150. Granted there aren’t any of the usual costs associated with management software and support, but this is after all your own personal thin client that you proudly built yourself 😉
Question is: does it perform? Well, with the help my colleague/video-editing expert Andy, I’ll let you be the judge of that… (click here)
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