Wow, yeah.. Thanks for that clarification. I had always assumed a thin-client was a standalone. So a "booksize PC" is the term I am looking for?
Thanks for that recommendation, I'll keep an eye out. I assume most of these PCs don't have upgradable parts?
I don't know if you need something as small as a booksize PC, a Mini-ITX or MicroATX build might be small enough too.
You can't change the motherboard or CPU in these, but you get to add your own HDD/SSD and memory and if you really want to, you can swap the WiFi card although it's underneath the motherboard so is not as easy to access.
Also, what should I create for a deal alert as a keyword? 'Booksize PC'?
I'd set up multiple alerts.
You might not need to do that since it looks like newegg put the Foxconn nt-A3500[newegg.com] back on sale for $130. The best deal I've seen for these was $110 AR with a free SSD. I don't know if a deal like that will come around again. This is a barebones system so it will require a 2.5" HDD/SSD and a single stick of 204-pin DDR3 laptop memory as well as an operating system.
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