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Thin Clients: Igel 


 


 

 



Overview

IGEL logo Igel are a German company who have been producing thin clients since 1997. These occasionally appear on eBay. My first encounters with Igel products were with the 2100 and 2110LX which I must admit I liked a lot. I found them to be well engineered and reasonable in appearance. They also had the advantage of having a conventional BIOS and of using Compact Flash cards rather than DOMs for the flash memory.

Hardware

These are the Igel models I have had my hands on.

 

ModelVintageProcessorSpeed MemoryPower consumption
FlashRAMtypeOffRunning
IGEL 2100CE 200?Via Eden 400MHz128MB256MBPC27009W20W
IGEL 2110CE 200?Via Eden 400MHz128MB256MBDDR2 PC5337W15W
IGEL 3210CE 2007?Via C7 600MHz128MB256MBDDR2 PC5337W~19W
IGEL 4210LX 2008?Via C7 1GHz128MB256MBDDR2 PC5332W~23W
IGEL One (L100) 2009Via Eden 400MHz1GB512MBDDR2 PC5330W11W
IGEL (UD2) D200 2011Via Eden 500MHz1GB512MBDDR2 PC5331W15W
IGEL (UD3) M300C 2009?Via Eden 800MHz1GB512MBDDR2 PC5337W16W
IGEL (UD5) H700C 2009?Via C7 1.5GHz1GB512MBDDR2 PC5331W21W
IGEL W 2002?NS Geode GxMedia 233MHz8MB32MB(SO)DIMM PC1000W~16W

Notes:

Vintage is the year of manufacture of the unit I have.

The "Memory Type" column indicates the type of RAM memory fitted. If there is just a dash present then the RAM is soldered to the board and not replaceable. Something in brackets indicates that it is replaceable in some models but not others. Generally the memory form factor is SODIMM. It says DIMM if it isn't.
  PC100/PC133 is a 144-pin SODIMM.
  PCxxxx is a 200-pin DDR SODIMM.
  PC2-xxxx is DDR2 200-pin SODIMM.
I'd take the actual speed rating with a pinch of salt - I guess what's fitted may be determined by market prices and I've seen high speed memory fitted in some thin clients that exceeds the capabilities of the in-built memory controller.

Models

I have since come across this description of the Universal Model range as it was around 2012.

ModelEnd-of-LifeHardwareTechnology
UD201/11/2011D200VIA Eden
UD2 Multimedia01/12/2013D510CTI DM8148 (ARM)
UD328/02/2011M300CVIA Eden
01/11/2013M310CVIA Nano
01/11/2013M320CVIA Eden x 2
UD530/09/2011H700CVIA C7
01/11/2013H710CVIA Nano
01/11/2013H820CIntel Sandybridge
UD730/09/2011H700CVIA C7
UD908/02/2010930XTAMD Sempron
01/11/2013TC215Intel Atom

 


Any comments? email me.    Last update December 2014