Q: What is a Thin Client? How is it different from a PC?

A: A Thin Client is a simple local terminal device with connections for monitor, keyboard and mouse. It has no moving parts, no hard drives, no noisy fans or local data storage. It is used for connecting to a remote computer or computing platform. In simple terms, it relays your keyboard and mouse commands to a remote computer, such as a VIRTUALe server, and in return, display a screen, or desktop, from the server.

 They are very energy efficient, usually drawing a 1/10th of the power or less, compared to a typical PC. And they have a much longer operating life than a PC.

Learn more from Wikipedia.


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