Igel are a German company who have been producing thin clients since 1997. These occasionally appear on eBay. My first encounters with Igel products were with the 2100 and 2110LX which I must admit I liked a lot. I found them to be well engineered and reasonable in appearance. They also had the advantage of having a conventional BIOS and of using Compact Flash cards rather than DOMs for the flash memory.
These are the Igel models I have had my hands on.
|IGEL 2100CE||200?||Via Eden||400MHz||128MB||256MB||PC2700||9W||20W|
|IGEL 2110CE||200?||Via Eden||400MHz||128MB||256MB||DDR2 PC533||7W||15W|
|IGEL 3210CE||2007?||Via C7||600MHz||128MB||256MB||DDR2 PC533||7W||~19W|
|IGEL 4210LX||2008?||Via C7||1GHz||128MB||256MB||DDR2 PC533||2W||~23W|
|IGEL (UD3?) M300C||2009?||Via Eden||800MHz||1GB||512MB||DDR2 PC533||7W||16W|
|IGEL W||2002?||NS Geode GxMedia||233MHz||8MB||32MB||(SO)DIMM PC100||0W||~16W|
Vintage is the year of manufacture of the unit I have.
The "Memory Type" column indicates the type of RAM memory fitted. If there is just a dash present then the RAM is soldered to the board and not replaceable. Something in brackets indicates that it is replaceable in some models but not others. Generally the memory form factor is SODIMM. It says DIMM if it isn't.
PC100/PC133 is a 144-pin SODIMM.
PCxxxx is a 200-pin DDR SODIMM.
PC2-xxxx is DDR2 200-pin SODIMM.
I'd take the actual speed rating with a pinch of salt - I guess what's fitted may be determined by market prices and I've seen high speed memory fitted in some thin clients that exceeds the capabilities of the in-built memory controller.
Any comments? email me. Last update July 2012