A new computer that defies category

It's not a tablet, PC, or cloud-only device - Dell's upcoming computer has everything

By , Computerworld |  Mobile & Wireless, computers, Dell

McNaught also touts Ophelia's use in signage displays and sales presentations. Someone could take the device into a meeting and plug it into a large monitor.

Before it became part of Dell, Wyse was prone to trying new ways to extend mobility.

In 2007, the company released a laptop thin client with no disk drive or fan and a long battery life. It was using a browser with an embedded version of Microsoft Windows XPe.

A lot has changed since then; the spread of Android operating system, app stores and services such as Dropbox.

While Ophelia can run native applications, McNaught sees it as more of a device for working in a cloud-enabled environment. "A personal cloud is made up of devices that you already own," he said, which includes everything from a home PC to a virtual machine at work.

Patrick Thibodeau covers SaaS and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @DCgov, send e-mail to pthibodeau@computerworld.com or subscribe to Patrick's RSS feed .

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