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HP introduces t310 and t520 thin clients, and updates HP ThinPro OS

HP has announced additions to its range of thin clients, namely the HP t310 All-in-One Zero Client and HP t520 Flexible Series Thin Client (pictured above).

Ori Bergman, director of Commercial and Retail Solutions, Printing and Personal Systems Group at HP EMEA, commented: "User demands for more reliable and powerful computing means businesses are looking for new, affordable solutions that are flexible, secure and easy to manage. Our new thin client solutions provide workers with advanced hardware design, easy-to-use software and a secure cloud computing experience."

The t310 all-in-one is tailor-made for VMware environments, and aimed at government, finance, retail and education sectors, promising solid performance with Teradici PCoIP tech ensuring low display latency and quick response times, even for heavier tasks such as multimedia apps. The design is fanless so the t310 is quiet, and the unit has no moving parts on the reliability front – and of course it's nice and compact to fit in a small workspace.

The t520 is a thin client aimed at "demanding" environments such as call centres, retail and manufacturing, and again is a fanless unit which is 20 per cent smaller than the t510 which came before it. It boasts an AMD GX-212JC SoC, HD graphics, and configurable amounts of memory and flash storage. HP claims that the t520 is 14 per cent faster than its predecessor.

HP has also updated its Linux OS for thin clients, HP ThinPro, to version 5.0 with a new UI, and HP has combined ThinPro with Smart Zero Core so users can easily switch between the two as necessary.

Both the t310 and t520 are due to land in Europe in August, backed by HP's three year warranty.