Mini-computer, thin client, mini-pc are all in one sense, that is, a small computer with no difference, just different names for the same device, and like a regular computer with a variety of hardware (RAM, CPU, Storage, …), the manufacturers of these small computers, in order to be able to offer smaller products, have to remove or modify some of the hardware of a typical computer, which we mention below:
CPU RAM Storage Mother Board POWER Optic Drive VGA
(advantages of thin clients)
- Low power consumption: About 20-50 watts of power minicomputers will have 60 percent energy savings compared to 200-300 watts of conventional computers.
- Longer lifetimes: Usually double the usual computers, due to the removal of mechanical components such as a fan and a hard drive (although some customers choose a laptop hard drive that usually lasts 4-6 years and is in a lower price, instead of choosing the core).
- Engaging less space:
- Thin client’s size is smaller compared to the usual computers.
- More sustainability: Because all minicomputer hardware is assembled by a company and sometimes does not even require software drivers, and are assembled according to a standard, they have a higher stability ratio than a computer.