Dell has just announced the retail availability of its ultra-mobile pocket-sized computer, the Wyse Cloud Connect. Bridging thin clients and mobile devices, this new breed of device delivers a set of virtualization and remote desktop features that makes this small gadget ideal for both enterprise and personal use.
The Wyse Cloud Connect is able to works well with virtualization solutions from VMWare, Microsoft, and Citrix, giving users access to work computers, data, and resources on the go. Simply plug in the USB thumb drive sized device into any HDMI or MHL display, add a keyboard and mouse, and you've got a computer when and where you need it. Other Wyse apps and services such as Cloud Client Manager for application management, and PocketCloud for remote file access completes the feature set.
The device is, however, also fit for personal use. The Wyse Cloud Connect runs on an unnamed multi-core Cortex A9 ARM processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. It does run Android 4.1, so users can also get access to familiar apps. The device has a wide range of ports, including HDMI/MHL video output, DisplayPort, a mini USB for connecting peripherals, a micro USB host for external storage, and a microSD slot for extra storage of up to 72 GB. There are also wireless connection options such as WiFi and Bluetooth.
The Dell Wyse Cloud Connect is available from Dell's online store and can be bought from a good number of countries including the US, the UK, India, China, Japan, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and more. Dell is selling the device for only $129 and is also making a variety of compatible peripherals available for purchase, such as touchscreen monitors, and wireless keyboard and mice.