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Mastering VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition by Barry Coombs, Peter von Oven

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Hardware clients

One of the things we hear a lot from speaking with customers is that the endpoint device is irrelevant when connecting to a virtual desktop machine, as, "It's just a dumb device to access the infrastructure and display my desktop screen, so that means I can buy the cheapest device possible and that will be fine, right?"

The correct answer is that it depends on the use case for the users and what their requirements around features and functionality are. Then, you can choose the most suitable endpoint device for them to connect from.

The other confusion that seems to be out there is what the difference between a thin client and a Zero client is, and whether there is actually a difference at all.

In this section, we are going to cover ...

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