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Re: [school-discuss] Ways to put Linux PCs in villages w/o electricity
Michael Shigorin wrote:
I'd rather consider used notebooks in Pentium/PII range.
These draw less energy, weigh less and seem to cost at least
comparably to what you cite as station+monitor price.
Wouldn't the notebook only use less electricity if you disconnected the
hard drive, cd rom drive, and fan? The thin clients (and video card
approach) have no moving parts. And they certainly don't weigh less
than the thin clients we deployed in the pilot at APS, those HPs were
less than 3 lbs. Plus, when the keyboard dies (more likely in dusty
environment?) you have to replace the whole thing.
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