Dell unveils USB PC that runs on all OS
New Delhi, India, January 17, 2013: Dell unveils a new type of USB-stick based PC or simply a USB computer that runs all major operating systems like Windows, Mac OS, Google’s Chrome OS, Dell’s custom cloud solutions, Citrix cloud software, and even Google’s Chrome OS. Users just need to plug in Ophelia USB computer into their television and connect to Wi-Fi and then choose the operating system they want to use.
Dell’s concept of Ophelia is revolutionary in the PC segment by removing the barrier between operating systems. Ophelia extends the value of cloud client computing to the next level. The ultra-compact multimedia-capable device is slightly larger than a USB memory stick and enables users to convert a TV or monitor into a functioning interactive personal display device without using a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Project Ophelia transforms ordinary displays into a window to entertainment, communications and a person’s own personal cloud. The device also allows business users to instantly turn a display into a flexible, securely managed, communications-enabled thin client for work, demos or presentations.
The product addresses a variety of uses being fueled by the growing need to access cloud-based apps and resources at any time, or whenever a larger screen high definition digital display provides a superb user experience. Examples include:
Consumers who desire in-the-moment access to cloud-based games or content but do not have their laptop or tablet in their possession.
On-line gamers wishing to take advantage of a much larger display for an improved interactive experience.
Highly mobile professionals who may not have a large display capable device with them.
Cloud access providers wishing to provide an attractively priced device included with carrier internet/wireless services.