Thin Client

The Intel® NUC is your ideal thin client building block.

Your Thin Client Solution

Schools, government agencies, large enterprises, and small businesses alike have embraced desktop computing with remote session (i.e. thin-client) capabilities as they seek the following benefits:

  • Low-cost, low-power device
  • Centralized image management
  • Resource sharing/virtualization (VMs)
  • Data security, particularly for sectors such as:
    -Government top secret data
    -Corporate/engineering IP
    -Patient health records
    -Financial data

What Is Thin-Client Computing?

The following table clarifies various categories as they relate to desktop computing.

Station/Usage

Session

OS/Storage/Processing

Example

Rich-client (Desktop)

Local

Full OS on local storage, processing on local data

PC running desktop OS

Thin-client
(traditional definition)

Local + Remote

Full OS on local storage, processing on remote CPU/OS accessible via the network

Desktop OS launches thin client app to access remote desktop session

Zero-client

Remote

Minimal or no OS on local storage
(full OS/processing on remote server)

Device with embedded OS (or network boot OS) to access remote desktop session

Web thin-client

Web

Browser-focused OS on local storage
(access web pages/apps)

Kiosk or web-only access station

Intel® NUC as a Thin Client Device

Given its small form factor, low power consumption, and high performance at an affordable cost, the Intel® NUC offers tremendous value as a thin-client building block.

The Intel® NUC Kit NUC7CJYH is the ideal building block for a VDI end-point, only needing storage, RAM, and a minimal (or remote boot) OS.

Perfect for cost-conscious consumers who need a system for everyday computing or SMB customers to create entry-level digital signage at entry level prices.

  • Intel® HD Graphics
  • Dual 4K display capabilities
  • Two full-size HDMI* 2.0a display ports supporting 8 channel audio (7.1 surround sound)
  • Dual-array front microphones
  • Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (supports up to 8 GB, 2400 MHz)
  • SATA3 port (for connection to 2.5’’ HDD or SSD)
  • GbE LAN and WiFi-ready (equipped with an Intel® Wireless Network Interface Card with Bluetooth® v5)
  • Four USB 3.0 ports (two front panel and two back panel ports)
  • Two USB 2.0 ports via internal header (for lid expandability)
  • Iconic “4x4” Intel® NUC design, with monitor (VESA) mount support
  • Kensington lock support
  • Support for user-replaceable third-party lids
  • Low price, worldwide channel availability

Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i3DNKE/NUC7i3DNHE and Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i5DNKE/NUC7i5DNHE

For usages where additional graphics and/or local processing performance is required, the Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i3DNKE, Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i3DNHE, Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i5DNKE, and Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i5DNHE offer the ultimate building blocks for rich clients and traditional thin-client systems.

  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 and Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processors
  • Remote manageability (on 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor)
  • 4K display capability at 60 Hz
  • Two full-size HDMI* 2.0a display ports supporting 8 channel audio (7.1 surround sound)
  • M.2 22x80 storage
  • GbE LAN and WiFi-ready (equipped with an Intel® Wireless Network Interface Card with Bluetooth® v4.2)
  • Trusted platform module (on 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor)
  • Four USB 3.0 ports (two front panel and two back panel ports)
  • One internal USB 3.0 port (for lid expandability)
  • Two internal USB 2.0 ports (for lid expandability)
  • Iconic “4x4” Intel® NUC design, with monitor (VESA) mount support
  • Kensington lock support
  • Support for user-replaceable third party lids
  • 3 year product lifecycle
  • Worldwide channel availability


Intel® Compute Stick STK1AW32SC

The Intel® Compute Stick STK1AW32SC is an ideal device for thin-clients with a single screen and the need to run local Windows applications. Simply install the Citrix Receiver* for Windows (or relevant client application for the preferred VDI infrastructure) onto the Compute Stick and login!

  • Intel Atom® processor
  • Microsoft Windows* 10
  • Intel® Remote Keyboard preinstalled
  • Bluetooth® v4.2
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • 2GB memory
  • 32GB of on-board storage
  • Supports 64-bit OSes
  • HDMI* extension cable
  • Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support

Note: The descriptions provided below are by our partner vendors and have not been verified by Intel.

Solutions

A Powerful Intel® NUC Thin Client Solution

From school and university computer labs to thin clients for government and non profit organizations, the Intel® NUC is driving new models for computing in small spaces. The Intel® NUC kit allows you to add your own hard drive, memory, and OS to create the exact system that you or your customers need.

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Intel® Compute Stick

Ready to go out of the box, the ultra-slim Intel® Compute Stick enables you to transform a display into a thin-client platform via an HDMI* port.

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