Thin client computing relies on a network of thin clients that are connected to a central server. Thin clients can be traditional PCs, wireless devices, or pared-down workstations with limited capabilities (“dumb terminals”). This is one of the advantages of thin client computing: greater flexibility in terms of hardware. Thin clients operate on a main frame paradigm—the majority of instructions and sessions come directly from a central server. The thin client workstations simply receive, display, and relay commands with a central server, letting the server itself process all of the commands.
I went ahead and ordered one. Heck, for $23.99, you can't beat it for brand new. As I said, all it is needed for is for my sister to check her myspace and her emails, besides, she is only 14, so it'* all she needs.