Work OK but not latest model
Pros: PC performance to match your fastest PC you own, at a fraction of the cost. Great for casual web surfing, or working with word processing/spreadsheet apps. Perfect for guest rooms or kids rooms.
Cons: Extremely fussy to set up. Server software obliterates normal XP login and replaces with different login on server. No USB ports on L130 unit (the other reviewer obviously was reviewing the L230 or L300 as he was mentioning USB ports). Resolution-- it says it supports larger than 800x600, and other resolutions are listed... but NONE work on my LCD which does support higher resolution. For home use, netflix and other streaming services do NOT allow you to access through any thin clients (as thin clients utilize RDC - remote terminal connection - to access the main server PC).... this is a huge bummer, as there ARE limitations to these things and you CANNOT do everything on them that you can do on your PC!!!!!! Better off purchasing a netbook-- they are pretty much the same price range as the L300 anyway...
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Pros: Cost effective for SOHO with 2-10 workstations needed. Extremely easy to setup. No real performance issues for normal usage such as web browsing, email, office applications.
Cons: Some USB compatability issues however they clearly state in thier docs that the USB port is limited to its use. I tried to use it for everything under the sun besides just a flash drive.
Other Thoughts: I have setup these little systems multiple times with 10 users on a Windows XP system and also with 30 users on a Windows Server 2003 system and they perform great. Caution however if you are setting up larger group using a server, make sure to blow away the minimim requirements. We exceeded the minimum requirements and had some performance issues with 30 simultaneous users, upgraded the servers hardware and the permformance issues disappeared. Also ensure you have a gigabit network when using many systems at once.
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