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The JackPC, A PC You Can Embed In Your Wall

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By David Ponce

Now, how lame is it that you’re an alpha geek, yet you still have your PC sitting on your desk rather than having it embedded in your wall? Huh? Tell me that. The Israeli company ChipPC at least has got it’s thinking cap on, and is already selling a thin PC client so small it can be embedded in a network wall port; it’s called the JackPC.

To be fair, this isn’t really intended for home use; sysadmins reading this should perk up though. Thin clients are essentially terminals with the ability to process data, but have no hard drive. They connect to servers and are much easier to maintain than desktop PCs, for a bunch of reasons, one of which being that they don’t catch viruses due to their having no hard drive. This particular one happens to be really small, and costs between ?209 to ?349. What’s under the hood?

The units utilise the latest AMD Au 1550 RISC processors running at either 333 or 500MHz. That’s the equivalent of a 800MHz or 1.2GHz x86 desktop processor. They have either 32 or 64MB flash memory to store the operating system (Windows CE .NET 4.2/5) and 64 or 128MB RAM. They can be powered either through a plug on the front or, ideally, using Power over Ethernet (PoE).

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[ Update: We'd like to point out that this is indeed old, like moldy electronic cheese that embeds into your wall. -Ed. ]







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  • bcharter

    This is OLD. Jade has been selling this product for over 2 years now.

  • http://teamoverkill.com/blog/ LD

    Thin clients can catch a virus, it will just exist on the terminal server. Also, thin clients don’t “process data”. That’s why they are “thin”. They just present the data, the server does all the heavy lifting.

  • http://regen2.blogsome.com Stephen

    For some reason, I’m seeing a red-lettered message just to the left of the image on this post: ‘ERROR: Not found’. Thought you might want to look at it. I’m using Firefox.

  • http://clarksonblog.com Clarkson

    ya seen these for awhile – still cool tho.

  • Lisa

    Well, at least it isn't Dell making them. Burn your whole house down if they did.

  • Lisa

    Well, at least it isn't Dell making them. Burn your whole house down if they did.

  • Jake

    This is a good idea. I think that it could be improved though with modern technology… I suggest upgrading the flash memory space to 1-2GB and put a version of Linux that has applications available for use. Then the computer would be usable as a thin client or when the network is down, it could be used for basic tasks.

    The design is briliant though.

  • Jake

    This is a good idea. I think that it could be improved though with modern technology… I suggest upgrading the flash memory space to 1-2GB and put a version of Linux that has applications available for use. Then the computer would be usable as a thin client or when the network is down, it could be used for basic tasks.

    The design is briliant though.

  • http://www.purepwnage.com Guy N. Cognito

    Where's the Linux option?

  • http://www.purepwnage.com Guy N. Cognito

    Where's the Linux option?

  • slackey

    Windows? C'mon we know everyone wants to run linux on it

  • slackey

    Windows? C'mon we know everyone wants to run linux on it

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  • http://roulettesecretsuncovered.co.uk Martin Lewis

    Could do with a bit of updating.

  • http://roulettesecretsuncovered.co.uk Martin Lewis

    Could do with a bit of updating.

  • linuxiac38

    I understood that the Israeli's trusted Linux, and totally distrusted Microsoft, with all of it's built in spy network back-doors, but, I suppose there are stupid folks there, too.

    In other words, it is incomprehensible to me that anyone uses such a pathetic piece of expensive crapware, when much better is available, such as BSD and Linux!
    Both have been available, in recent releases, Free! Can't fix stupid!

  • linuxiac38

    I understood that the Israeli's trusted Linux, and totally distrusted Microsoft, with all of it's built in spy network back-doors, but, I suppose there are stupid folks there, too.

    In other words, it is incomprehensible to me that anyone uses such a pathetic piece of expensive crapware, when much better is available, such as BSD and Linux!
    Both have been available, in recent releases, Free! Can't fix stupid!

  • boroioaono

    attach liquid cooling+ neon lights,+ over clocking dial`s and gauges and ud have a real winner.