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Best current virtual desktop option for a single user that’s under $50/month

I’d like to be able to access a virtual desktop as a single user (non-business account) from any location for under $50 per month.

The virtual desktop should have at least 2 CPUs and 4GB of ram with an option to run Linux Mint or Windows 10/11 (8GB ram if Windows), with admin access and high screen resolution. Ideally, 4 CPUs and 8GB of ram with the ability to support 1920×1080 screen resolution.

Currently, I lease a cloud instance (2 CPUs and 4GB ram for $20.00/month) and run my own install of Linux Mint, which works fine. Except that my screen resolution is restricted by the integrated CPU graphics.

I’ve browsed Azure, AWS, and a few other providers who offer VDI and Daas, but it seems that they’re geared towards businesses and not individual users– with lots of convolution.

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