Review: Dell Cloud Connect Does Thin Client Right

Usage Scenarios

Dell's McNaught described several usage scenarios that the company believes will be common at the outset. "A salesperson can plug into a customer's projector or screen and have access to all their data. And since they're not stuck using their own laptop, they'll have a larger screen than they might otherwise," he said. For touch-enabled kiosks and digital signage, Cloud Connect eliminates the PC and many of the cables. "That reduces the cost of entry and much of the additional complexity. If a [Cloud Connect] device breaks, just replace it and it's automatically configured and up and running in minutes," McNaught said. In schools, "students can use it in the classroom and then take it home and continue to work right where they left off."

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