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IGEL Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration TCO & Features IGEL OS 11 Endpoint vs. Traditional Windows 10 Laptop

Document number: 220103
Release Date: 28 Jan 2020

January 14, 2020 marked the end-of-support (EOS) date for Microsoft Windows 7. According to Computerworld, over 400 million users were still running Windows 7 as of January 2020. This once-in-a-lifecyle event is forcing a migration to Windows 10 for millions of users.

IGEL developed IGEL OS 11 as a software-defined endpoint that provides simple, secure, high-performance access to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud workspaces. This Linux-based system runs on any compatible 64-bit x86 hardware.

IGEL commissioned Tolly to evaluate a Windows 10 migration total cost of ownership (TCO) model that compared the costs of migration using a traditional (“fat client”) approach requiring new PC/laptop hardware vs. leveraging IGEL OS and legacy hardware to provide Windows 10 virtual desktops for users. Additionally, breadth of IGEL VDI support and client management were evaluated.

The TCO evaluation demonstrated the dramatic economic benefits of leveraging existing hardware for use as a virtual desktop client along with corresponding reductions in support costs with lightweight endpoints running IGEL OS. (See Figure 1.) Tolly engineers confirmed the fast and easy conversion of legacy PCs into IGEL virtual desktop clients along with the depth of management support.
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HP Inc HP t630 Thin Client Comparative Performance and User Experience Evaluation versus Dell Wyse 5060

Document number: 217123
Release Date: 19 Jul 2017

The growing popularity of cloud computing and the maturity of client virtualization ecosystems have brought forth new areas where thin client computing can provide cost effective solutions. Today’s thin client systems must have sufficient power to handle some levels of local processing and graphics demands including the latest-generation, high resolution UHD/4K displays.

HP commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance and user experience of the HP t630 Thin Client and compare it to the Dell Wyse 5060 thin client solution. Tests encompassed both Windows and Linux operating systems.

The HP t630 Thin Client outperformed the comparable Dell Wyse system in a number of tests that included LAN/WAN visual experience, file upload/download of both Windows and Linux clients, and Windows-only 4K resolution playback and PassMark test suite.
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HP Inc HP t730 Thin Client with Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 Comparative Performance and User Experience Evaluation versus Dell Wyse 7020

Document number: 216105
Release Date: 18 Jan 2016

The growing popularity of cloud computing and the maturity of the client virtualization ecosystem have brought forth new areas where thin client computing can provide cost effective solutions. These thin client systems need to have sufficient power to handle graphics demands of today’s applications as well as protocol resilience so important in cloud environments.

HP commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance and user experience of the HP t730 Thin Client and compare it to the Dell Wyse 7020 thin client solution with the Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1 operating system. Each is advertised as that vendor’s highest performing Windows client.

The HP t730 Thin Client delivered better performance benchmark scores than the Dell Wyse solution at a lower cost. The HP thin client also delivered higher video frame rates and file upload/download speed across a simulated WAN experiencing 0.5% frame loss. In the LAN environment, the HP thin client also delivered higher video frame rates and more traffic throughput for better use experience. Furthermore, without the dedicated graphics card, the HP client supported four 4K monitors with smooth 4K video playing while the Dell client could not play the 4K video smoothly with three 4K monitor and one 1080p monitor.
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HP Inc HP t730 Thin Client with Windows 10 IoT Comparative Performance and User Experience Evaluation versus Dell Wyse 7020

Document number: 216103
Release Date: 14 Jan 2016

The growing popularity of cloud computing and the maturity of the client virtualization ecosystem have brought forth new areas where thin client computing can provide cost effective solutions. These thin client systems need to have sufficient power to handle graphics demands of today’s applications as well as protocol resilience so important in cloud environments.

HP commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance and user experience of the HP t730 Thin Client and compare it to the Dell Wyse 7020 thin client solution with the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system. Each is advertised as that vendor’s highest performing Windows client.

The HP t730 Thin Client delivered better performance benchmark scores than the Dell Wyse solution at a lower cost. The HP thin client also delivered higher video frame rates and file upload/download speed across a simulated WAN experiencing 0.5% frame loss. In the LAN environment, the HP thin client also delivered higher video frame rates and more traffic throughput for better use experience. Furthermore, without the dedicated graphic card, the HP client supported four 4K monitors with smooth 4K video playing while the Dell client could not play the 4K video smoothly with one 4K monitor and one 1080p monitor.
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HP Inc HP t620 Thin Client: Comparative Performance and User Experience Evaluation versus Dell Wyse 7290-Z90D7

Document number: 214153
Release Date: 15 Dec 2014

The growing popularity of cloud computing and the maturity of the client virtualization ecosystem have brought forth new areas where thin client computing can provide cost effective solutions. These thin client systems need to have sufficient power to handle graphics demands of today’s applications as well as protocol resilience so important in cloud environments.

HP commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance and user experience of the HP t620 Thin Client and compare it to the Dell Wyse 7290-Z90D7 thin client solution.

The HP t620 Thin Client delivered better performance benchmark scores than the Dell Wyse solution at a lower cost. Furthermore, the HP thin client delivered higher video frame rates and file upload/download speed across a simulated WAN experiencing 0.5% frame loss.
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HP Inc HP t520 Thin Client: Comparative Performance and User Experience Evaluation versus Dell Wyse 5290-D90D7

Document number: 214152
Release Date: 26 Nov 2014

The growing popularity of cloud computing and widespread acceptance of virtualization have brought forth new areas where thin client computing can provide cost effective solutions. These thin client systems need to have sufficient power to handle graphics demands of today’s applications as well as protocol resilience so important in cloud environments.

HP commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance and user experience of the dual-core HP t520 Thin Client and compare it to the Dell Wyse 5290- D90D7 thin client solution.

The HP t520 Thin Client illustrated better performance benchmark scores than the Dell Wyse solution at a lower cost. Furthermore, the HP thin client delivered higher video frame rates and file upload/download speed across a simulated WAN experiencing 0.5% frame loss.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP t510 Flexible Thin Client Comparative Performance and User Experience Evaluation versus Dell Wyse Z90S7 & C90LE7

Document number: 212111
Release Date: 30 Jun 2012

As deployments become more common, users demand greater variety when selecting thin clients. Companies are offering a variety of products to meet customer needs of desktop replacement/VDI, better manageability and environmentally-friendlier solutions. HP recently announced their new HP t510 thin client (the follow-on product to the HP t55xx series thin clients), a dual-core based product, targeted at the more cost sensitive buyers who do not require quad-head graphics and/or high-security.

HP commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance and user experience of the HP dual-core t510 Flexible Thin Client, comparing it to the single-core Z90S7 and C90E7 offerings from Dell Wyse in tests of 720p HD video playback. These Dell Wyse products were chosen because they were in a similar product class to the HP t510.

Overall, the HP and Dell Wyse Z90S7 solutions delivered good user performance while the Dell Wyse C90LE7 fared less well. The HP t510 provides a comparable or better feature set to the Dell Wyse offerings and is priced significantly lower.
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HP Inc HP t610 Flexible Thin Client Comparative Performance and User Experience Evaluation versus Wyse Z90D7

Document number: 212110
Release Date: 22 May 2012

As thin client deployments become more common for graphics-intensive applications, the demand for dual-core and multi-display functionality continues to increase. Not only must thin clients offer flexible solutions for local and desktop virtualization requirements, but they must also provide good quality performance for high-resolution multimedia applications and multi-monitor support.

HP commissioned Tolly to evaluate the performance and user experience of the newly-launched HP dual-core t610 Flexible Thin Client, the successor to HP’s popular t5740 Thin Client, comparing it to the Wyse Z90D7 thin client solution.

Overall, the HP and Wyse solutions both delivered good user performance. However, there are some advantages to the HP thin client, specifically related to price/performance.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise HP t5740e Thin Client Video User Experience Comparative Evaluation vs. Wyse Z90S7 & Wyse Z90D7 Running Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1

Document number: 211124
Release Date: 27 Sep 2011

As thin client deployments become more common for complex, graphics- intensive applications, the demand for multi-display functionality continues to increase. Not only must thin clients offer flexible solutions for multi-monitor requirements, but they must also provide for good quality performance for high- resolution multimedia applications.

HP commissioned Tolly to evaluate the user experience and feature set of the newly-enhanced HP t5740e in three configurations, comparing those systems to the Wyse Z90S7 and Z90D7 thin client solutions. All systems ran the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard (WES) 7 SP1 operating system in multi-monitor configurations with playback scenarios of high-definition video in popular formats.

Overall, the HP solutions delivered a user experience comparable to the Wyse solutions. Only the HP solution offers out-of-box support for simultaneous use of 4 monitors. Furthermore, HP supports DisplayPort, VGA and legacy PS2, serial and parallel ports as standard features.
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Wyse Technology, Inc. Wyse Z90D7 Thin Client: Comparative Performance Evaluation vs. Chip PC EX-PC W7D4791 and HP t5740e Running Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7

Document number: 211116
Release Date: 22 Jun 2011

As Cloud Computing and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) computing continue their dramatic growth as enterprise computing solutions, the demands on the thin client systems, also known as “thin clients”, grows as well. In addition to traditional data applications, the surge in demand for video - especially high- definition (HD) video, can place significant demands on systems. The Wyse Z90D7 has been designed to deliver high performance for both traditional and new-generation HD video applications.

Wyse commissioned Tolly to compare the performance of Wyse Z90D7 thin client against Chip PC EX-PC W7D4791 and HP t5740e running on Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard (WES) 7 operating system, using industry- standard PassMark performance tests as well as playback scenarios of HD video, Adobe Flash and Windows Media Video 9 files.
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