HP Launches Recycled t5570e Thin Client
HP continues its virtualization story by adding another thin client to its burgeoning portfolio. Back in May 2011 we covered HP’s latest line of thin client solutions, but the company has no plans to settle down — the HP t5570e is here to bring a shade of green to virtualization strategies. If you’re looking to virtualize with an environmentally friendly twist, read on …
The t5570e comes with Windows Embedded Standard 7 installed in addition to support for Remote FX, VMware View, Microsoft RDP and Citrix ICA. It’s Wi-Fi-ready (though optional), features six USB ports and supports dual digital displays.
This little thin client is Energy Star-qualified and outfitted with a BFR/PVC-free case made from more than 30 percent recycled plastic. HP is aiming the device where PC-like services need to be deployed without the bulk of a PC, and in this case, specifically financial and government institutions, since the t5570e supports an optional Smart Card reader for end-point security. These units also might fit in nicely anywhere a company is being urged to “go green.”
Even though HP boasts more customers go with HP Windows-based thin clients than “the next five competitors combined,” there are a lot of thin client solutions out there in the channel right now. Pano Logic, NComputing and even Microsoft’s Thin PC come to mind. So with a price point of $300 to $400, how will the t5570e compete? More importantly, are companies willing to buy an t5570e just to go green when there are cheaper solutions to virtualization?