A year ago, the world was first introduced to "Project Ophelia" a mini-PC dongle from Dell designed to connect to a TV or monitor via an HDMI or MHL port. Now that device is finally on sale, with a new name - the Wyse Cloud Connect - for $129.
The press release makes it clear that it is being aimed for the enterprise market, rather than consumers. Dell says that the device will allow employees to work on their virtual desktops anywhere in the world that has a compatible monitor or television, combined with enterprise-level security. The device supports Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware virtual desktop solutions.
The Wyse Cloud Connect runs on a "hardened" and more secure version of Android 4.1 with a multi-core Cortex-A9 ARM processor, along with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of onboard flash storage. There"s a mini-USB port that can be used to connect peripherals like a keyboard or mouse and a microSD slot for added storage space.
While the dongle is designed primarily as a way to connect to virtual Windows or Mac OS desktops, it is also a full Android device with Google Play, which means owners can download, install and use a "wide variety" of apps and games from the store.
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