Thick, Thin, or Zero Clients?


What’s the Difference?

Is your head spinning trying to determine which is the best client for your users?

In the world of virtualized desktops there is a plethora of clients to consider. To host virtual desktops, you can select from: PCs or Re-Purposed PCs, Thin Clients, Zero Clients and Smart Clients, tablets or mobile devices for your employees who are on-the-go.

Are you tired of the time it takes to image PCs (traditional thick clients) for employees? We’ll help you set the story straight so you can better understand what’s the best choice for your IT environment and staff.

In this recent blog post, we’ve put together a quick client comparison table, and as you’ll see at first glance it’s pretty clear PCoIP Zero Clients are the leading choice in all aspects including lifespan, performance, ROI and operational cost savings.

Plus, tablets (e.g. Chromebooks) or mobile devices may be the best options for mobile employees; except some devices have limited capabilities available e.g. can’t use a mouse with an iPad.

We hope the blog post helped you narrow down your choices.

With over three million PCoIP Zero Clients deployed worldwide, it’s no wonder why this client is the obvious choice for organizations seeking high security, along with outstanding performance.

If you want the advice of VDI and Cloud client experts, please email us at and we’d be happy to explain which PCoIP Zero Clients or Optimized Thin Clients would be best suited for your environment.


The Teradici Team