The Gobi 8

So I got a Gobi 8 Sun Ray laptop to enable me to demo Sun Ray technology to our clients. Sun Ray is one of the easiest products Sun has to setup. Of course this in single server mode. I am still a newbie. But I got a laptop Sun Ray this week. Connecting it was realatively straight forward. The Gobi connects flawlessly over the ethernet. It will support wireless networks(b/g, wep/wpa/wpa2). As well as 3G. That is the next trial.

The great thing is the Gobi has built in VPN technology. So now I can connect anywhere to the Sun Network. How cool is that ? I can get to my desktop anywhere anytime.

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Can you post a link to any more info on the Gobi device?

Posted by James on July 11, 2008 at 07:49 PM EDT #

<p>The link to find more information is http://www.accutechco.com/2_product_08.html.

Posted by Leroy on July 13, 2008 at 12:17 PM EDT #

Have you seen the Meteor M1400 by Tadpole/General Dynamics. It offers virtually all of the features of the Gobi but is U.S made and supported in the U.S AND is on Sun Federal and Commercial PS price lists as well.

Posted by Paul on October 28, 2008 at 11:54 AM EDT #

<p>A few of my team members have and like it very much so. The Gobi was procured for me so this is what I have. I would love to kick the tires and do a comparison !

Posted by Leroy Kelley on October 28, 2008 at 01:41 PM EDT #

I tried to get info on the Gobi 8 and couldn't get the company to respond to repeated requests for sales or pricing information. Because of that, I went with the General Dynamics Meteor 1400 and like it quite well. The one feature it is "missing" so far is a mini-browser that would allow me to connect while on travel (i.e. in a hotel that requires authorization via a web page prior to accessing their dhcp network). Aside from that, the machine has been awesome!

Posted by Gary on November 21, 2008 at 11:48 AM EST #

Hello Gary,

Per your post:

"The one feature it is "missing" so far is a mini-browser that would allow me to connect while on travel (i.e. in a hotel that requires authorization via a web page prior to accessing their dhcp network)", GD/Tadpole offers a mini-browser now. You can set it up via the OSD, it's under "Advanced" and allows you to do as you wish, get the authorization done whilst in a hotel or at an airport.

Best cheers,

Robbie

Posted by Robbie on April 22, 2009 at 10:10 AM EDT #

I have a brand new Gobi8 Laptop and Sunray2 Desktop for sale if anyone is interested.

The Gobi8 notebook has a very basic Web Browser that allows you to connect to hotel networks.

email:merdogan0606@gmail.com

Posted by Murat Erdogan on August 24, 2009 at 11:58 AM EDT #

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