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Re: [school-discuss] Ways to put Linux PCs in villages w/o electricity

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 08:53:04AM -0400, Daniel Howard 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?

I've meant "as a thin client", when one can safely turn off

> 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.

Yep, there are shortcomings in any of the variants.  The most
popular one of branded thin clients are high cost/performance
ratio with me. :) (so far I've only seen one HP TC class that
was sponsored)

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