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Specifications

For the Neoware thin clients there is a handy document from HP which you can use to identify exactly what you have. In my case the label on the back of the unit reads CA9 with a part number of BX-01-CC. This breaks down as:

BXProduct LineG260 (The circuit board inside the box)
0Software?
1PlatformWindows CE
CFlash CapacityC = 32Mb
CRAM CapacityC = 128Mb

The basic specs are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
VIA Nehemiah
800MHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
32M (max ?M)
512MB (max ?MB)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
VIA VT8623 (Apollo CLE266)
1600 x 1200 32-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100
3 x USB2.0
2
1
Kybd & mouse
Power
   Power
   Connector
   Off
   Running
100-240V 0.8A
IEC (kettle style)
11 W
25W-30W
Dimensions
W x H x D240mmm x 42mm x 222mm

The circuit board fitted to the CA9 has silk screened onto it: "WinNET G260 Ver1.0". This is the same board I found fitted to the CA16. The only noticeable differences between the CA9 and the CA16 are that there is only one rear USB port on the CA9 rather than the two on the CA16, and that the power supply on the CA9 is internal.

CPU

For those to whom it matters here is some detail from Linux's /proc/cpuinfo

vendor_id:CentaurHauls
cpu family:6
model:9
model name:VIA Nehemiah
stepping:8

Power Supply

The Neoware CA9 has an internal power supply. The power connector is the standard IEC 'kettle' style.

Expansion

Inside the CA9

Both the Flash memory and the RAM in the CA9 are easily replaceable.

Flash: The flash is a "DiskOnModule" that interfaces via an IDE connector.

RAM: The RAM is a 200-pin DDR SODIMM. The 128MB SODIMM fitted to my model is a DDR-333. I've swapped it out for both a 256MB SODIMM (DDR 266 U30256A6MII6520) and 512MB GTEK DDR333 (PC2700 HYS1273216512).

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Any comments? email me.    Last update December 2010