Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Thin client?

I've been vaguely thinking that it'd be nice to get another PC with basic web browsing capabilities and hook it up to the TV on a more or less permanent basis - I could use the laptop instead, but it might be nice to have something there all the time. Trouble is that space is limited and money is currently in short supply. However, I've noticed that second hand thin clients look pretty cheap and are comparatively small; is it worth considering one, or are they more trouble than they're worth? Can anyone make any recommendations?

One thing I need to consider, whatever I get, is that it'd need a network cable - I have a spare socket on the router, but getting a cable through the wall and across the room to the TV unobtrusively wouldn't be easy.

I suppose the alternative I should consider is one of those shoebox-sized PCs with a mini motherboard and a wifi card, but they're rarely cheap. Unless someone knows of one at a budget price, of course...

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