The idea is to have one big PC somewhere in the same building with lots of cores and ram and then run these "thin" clients in each room, allocating each with 2 cores and 4GB of ram. You could run 4-6 workstations off the main server, instead of buying full fledged workstations for each user. Very cost effective. I'm really glad to see gigabit ethernet, because that's gonna really make image quality good.
as long as they don't watch youtube in fullscreen. i'm all for adequate, non-overpowered systems, but a single-core atom leaves a bit to be desired.What does the average non-gamer, non-professional would use anything remotely close to a workstation/server-class PC for? For about 80% of the people I know, the NUC would be perfectly suitable as a PC replacement as-is.
this Intel NUC fits right at home .......... call centers, and other locations with a large installed base of VGA monitors.most call centers i know of run 2-4 23" screens that are barely powered by 5 year old mobile laptops...this thing would only power 2 19" screens sluggishly at best i know an ODB that would instantly have this thing max core before full installation let alone integration... i don't see how it's going manage all of this while running a vpn as a thin client unit and do so adequately.
this would be a better product marketed towards home users for basic computing or 2nd/3rd world countries
Nice research job!AngryCorgi :Something is fishy. Max 8GB does not mesh with Intel's documentation for the CPU stating a maximum of 4GB.
Since all of Intel's other CPUs support 8GB DIMMs and only the two lowest-end Atom 38xx models have this odd 4GB limit, my guess it is an ARK database typo... but I cannot confirm with the datasheets since they appear to be missing from the Atom datasheet download page
Edit: found the datasheet located in the developers' resources instead of the Atom Family datasheet page...
P.268: 4GB max per rank so with a dual-rank (double-sided) module, you can get 8GB per channel.