I don’t know how many times I have been involved in business cases about whether to go with a thin client strategy or not. You always have to go through the prices of laptops, desktop and thin clients and at the same time compare their lifespan.
But the calculations just got a lot better in favor of the thin client strategy after the first day of Citrix Synergy. The first Citrix Ready Raspberry Pi thin client was presented. Developed by Citrix Ready partner ViewSonic or Micro Center.
There has been a lot of talk for a long time about running Citrix Receiver on Raspberry Pi. Not only did Viewsonic and Micro Center put Citrix Receiver on to a Raspberry Pi, but they also stuck a HDX chip inside the box, so it can give the best user experience when running your VDI session. Because of this chip the Raspberry Pi thin client is a very good client when running HDX 3D Pro. I do not know any other client that able to do that for $99.
The Citrix HDX Raspberry Pi thin client is a Raspberry Pi 3 running a linux version developed by ViewSonic designed especcially to run Citrix Receiver. 4 x USB ports, LAN port and HDMI. The Citrix HDX thin client comes with powersupply.
Get Citrix HDX Raspberry Pi thin client for only $99
The Citrix HDX Raspberry Pi thin client can become yours for only $99. You are able to pre-order the Citrix HDX Raspberry Pi thin client at ViewSonic and Micro Center and they will start to ship in next month.