Monday, June 7, 2010

NComputing launches world's first USB virtual desktop in the Philippines

NComputing launches world's first USB virtual desktop in the Philippines
Posted on: 06/03/10 by Alora Uy

Take the power of one computer, distribute it to 10 devices, and what do you get? 10 happy Juans, courtesy of the world's first USB-connected virtual desktop, NComputing's U170. Virtual desktop what?

The hand, the U170, and NComputing APAC region's vice president, Manish Sharma

Let's put it this way: You have a powerful PC that you just use for browsing or watching your favorite porn movies. You want to buy your wife and 2 kids one computer each (they always fight over the one that you have), but you can't afford to purchase 3 more PCs. Our advice? Get the U170 USB virtual desktop.

The cost of 3 more desktops = P100,000. The cost of the U170 (around P5,000) + keyboard, mouse, and monitor (P15,000 x 3) = P45,000.

You could clearly see the winner here. What's more, the U170 is easy to install, connect, and use. If you can install a new printer, then you can set this up in no time at all. Just install the vSpace software; attach a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to the device; and... well, that's it. You're good to go.

See it to believe it.


It's an interesting concept, obviously born out of necessity (which is good), but I was wondering how would the capacity of, as the example states, three computers? If the kid wants to play an online game (especially if it's a high spec game), and then the father downloads his "movies", and then the mom goes over to Facebook (I'm not sure how much bandwidth that takes up, but some of their games do), won't the primary computer crash down?

Hmmmm, well, we'll see. I'm not shooting the product or anything, but it would be welcoming if more information comes out of it since it's new and more questions needed answering. Overall, it's an interesting concept. Very interesting.



Okay, I realized that the source link do have more pictures after the article showing what needed specs corresponding to the number of units hehehe~ That answered some of my questions, but I hope they do a launch on this thing (if they haven't done it yet) to answer more questions.


  1. Hmm. this might be a more workable option than having to buy the kids a computer each, especially as you'd want that the parents have primary control over what they can search and the like...

  2. hi im One of the distributor of Ncomputing products here in the Phil. if u have Questions,pls do ask me thx
    Milan Pascual
    Technical Officer