Laptops and VMware

We are moving to a VWware VDI solution but the one problem I can't seem to solve is for or users who travel, with laptops, and go to locations where there is no internet access allowed.

Can they download their VM to their laptop and work while on travel, then sync it when they get access again?

Also, if this is possible, is it possible on a thin client laptop?

Please point me to documentation that backs up your answer.
rand1964Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You can use VMware Horizon with Local Mode where they can checkout a VM and then check it back in.
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rand1964Author Commented:
"Horizon View Client with Local Mode enables access to virtual desktops running on a local
Windows-based endpoint, regardless of network availability."

Will that work with a thin client laptop or does it have to be a standard laptop?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Standard laptop because you will need the horizon client with local mode.

In our experience wyse thin client laptops are more expensive than a basic laptop which are more powerful

The best thin client is a PC you can always lock down auto start the client from a laptop.
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rand1964Author Commented:
THanks!!!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems, Local Mode, works really well!
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rand1964Author Commented:
Can you tell me about how long it take to "download" the vm for the average user?
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rand1964Author Commented:
I mean in local mode, how long does it take for the user to get a copy of their VM?
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