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A blade PC is a self-sufficient computer contained within a modular, small circuit which is located in a data center or server rack-like secure environment. A blade PC contains every component that a desktop PC or a laptop usually contains: microprocessor, hard drive, memory chips, network card and video card, and is also able to perform the tasks of a server. Blade PCs cater to thin clients or computing devices with limited features at the user’s workstation or location.
A blade PC is also known as a PC blade.
A blade PC looks like a blade, and although it is a small, thin device, it contains a wide array of features. It is similar in concept to a blade server except that while a blade server caters to many thin clients, a blade PC caters to only one client at a time. A blade PC is connected with its thin client which contains a display unit or device, mouse or a keyboard through a cable. Blade PCs have limited capabilities in graphics and multimedia because the audio and video are not synchronized.The main advantages of a blade PC are enhanced data security, lower total cost of ownership and higher tolerance for disasters and other serious issues.