Gartner Research

Total Cost of Ownership Comparison of PCs With Blade PCs

Published: 04 August 2008

ID: G00159620

Analyst(s): Federica Troni , Michael Silver , Mark Margevicius


Blade PCs have higher costs than traditional PCs and other client-computing architectures, which limits their applicability to implementations where a centralized architecture is favorable and performance requirements make shared models suboptimal.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Mixed Dedicated and Nondedicated Blades
  • With Higher Costs, Where Are the Benefits?

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