Maxspeed Aims at the Enterprise with First Thin-Client Laptop
With its black chassis and 12.1-inch display, the MaxBook 810 looks like a typical ultraportable PC. But where's the storage?Last year, the theft of a Wells Fargo contractors laptopwith the banking records of more than 200,000 customersmade some enterprises think twice about storing valuable corporate data on portable PCs. Maxspeeds solution is a simple one: A laptop without a hard drive. Or more precisely, a thin-client system in a portable form factor. With its black chassis and 12.1-inch display, the 2.9-pound MaxBook 810 looks like a typical ultraportable PC. But unlike other portables, the MaxBook stores a pared-down operating system and thin-client programs in its built-in flash memory.
It runs Windows XP Embedded and can be ordered with a customized mix of thin-client programs (Citrix ICA, Windows Remote Desktop, VNC, terminal emulation clients) based on your enterprises needs.