HP has updated its small form factor thin client with a device that’s 40 percent smaller than its predecessor. The new t430 thin client
, which replaces the HP t420 and is priced at $249, has an improved collection of ports and a more powerful processor.
"This has got a much smaller form factor and it has twice the horsepower,” said Christopher Fries (pictured), HP’s point-of-sale solutions manager, during a brief meeting at the company’s booth. The t430 has an upgraded dual-core, Intel Celeron processor, supports dual 4K displays and comes with three USB-A 3.1 ports.
The smaller size is optimized for kiosk, point of sale and digital signage, Fries said. It’s also HP’s commercial system with an HDMI port in addition to the DisplayPort, which will let partners specify a broader choice of displays, Fries said. It’s also equipped with a single USB-C port that can carry audio, video, data and power through a single cable.
HP also launched its most advanced mobile thin client for collaboration and communication. The new HP mt44
is powered with AMD’s latest Ryzen 3 Pro Processor with Radeon Vega graphics, making it suited for streaming media, complex processing and multitasking, the company said. The mobile thin client device weighs 3.3 pounds and has a 14-inch display. It also includes a USB-C port for power, data, and video (alternate mode), two USB 3.1 ports, an RJ-45 network interface, support for an HDMI display and a smart card reader.
The company also emphasized the mt44’s privacy and security features, including support for multifactor authentication with a fingerprint reader, its Sure Start Gen4 BIOS protection, HP Write Manage, a privacy camera, and the company’s HP Sure View, which includes a privacy screen. Both systems will support Linux and Windows 10 IoT as well as an updated version of HP’s ThinPro software
, which the company plans to release this summer. HP ThinPro version 7 will bring an improved user interface, a wizard to run Citrix VMware and Microsoft RDP, and added security including an encrypted registry.