much computer power is saved using nettops? What are the
considerations of using a nettops computer? What operations are not
suitable for nettop computers? What are other efficient computer
Netbook Computer Advantages
Low power consumption.
Less heat generation. This also lowers building cooling requirements and costs.
Less fan noise.
They can be placed on the back of the LCD screen freeing up valuable desk space.
Lower purchase cost compared to desktop computers.
The can work as a virtual computer client to extend performance
Netbook Computer Power Usage Comparison
Thin Client, Nettop, Desktop and Raspberry Pi3 Computer Comparison
Rasberry Pi 3
power supply in watts
Intel Core 2 Duo
ARMv8 quad core
2 MB flash
8 GB+ micro SD card
153 x 100 x 23
222 × 178 × 27
447 x 177 x 452
85 x 57 x 17
Year power consumption at 50% load, 40 hours / week
Year electricity cost at $0.20/kWh
supply rating is a maximum. Expect actual average consumption to be
less than 50% of power supply rating.
Thin clients require connection to a server providing a virtual
machine. Server can provide for approximately 40 thin clients per CPU.
A two quad core CPU server can provide for 320 thin clients. A 16 blade
server with dual quad core CPU blades can provide for 5120 thin clients.
Nettop Computer Considerations
nettops for data collection, media serving, web browsing, email,
office applications, software as a service connection, virtual cloud
computing connection, point of sales systems, computer labs etc.
How many applications are expected to run simultaneously. Keep in mind the memory constraints and single processor.
Will the computer connect to a large company network. This will influence what operating systems to choose. E.g. Linux or Windows 7.