Basically, there's a project i'm working on at a manufacturing facility that will require ~20 units (one at each machine) with a touchscreen and barcode scanner. The units need to be wireless (but if they're not i can fix that with a wireless bridge), but the ONLY thing they need to be able to do is run internet explorer. There is a web-based application they need access to, and that's it.
Rather than buying 20x $600 desktops, I thought there's got to be an easier (and cheaper) way to deploy them. Are there any dummy terminals that would run a version of windows and allow internet explorer?
I was almost thinking of just setting up a cheap RDP / terminal server, and buying 20x thin-client devices to connect to it.