The new “Zero Client” recently unveiled by HP really enhances data protection and security by not actually storing intellectual property at all. Since no data is stored on the HP t310, you can count on your private information being safe on your very own secure server. The small size of the client device keeps your work desk free of distractions.
Another benefit of the t310 is it easy setup with Amazon Workspaces or VMware. It can be updated and monitored at all times with the use of Teradici Management tools. This is a PC-over-IP client (PCoIP). This means users can expect fast boot times and simple configuration. Zero clients are reportedly “more efficient” and easier to maintain than many of the traditional thin clients out there.
It can easily be mounted on to the back of your preferred monitor, on the wall, under a desk, etc… While it does come with a built-in VESA mounting pattern, the hardware is sold separately. No adapters or hubs are required to do multi-tasking on more than one display. You can do everything from running multiple graphics to simulation feeds on either four 1920 x 1200 displays or two 2560 x 1600 displays. This small device has four DisplayPort (1.2), two USB 2.0 ports, headset connector, RJ-45, and power connector.
As mentioned above, this is a PCoIP Zero Client (TERA2140), which means it doesn’t have a traditional processor. There are, however, integrated graphics. For example, an impressive 512MB of memory (DDR3-1333 SDRAM). There is no use for a hard drive since data isn’t physically saved on the HP t310. There is a network interface (10/100/1000 GbE) / WOL (Wake on LAN) using magic packet.
HP t310 Power Supply and Virtualization
The power supply is 36-W / 100-240 VAC / 50-60 Hz, with “worldwide auto-sensing” technology. This technology locates the host server and downloads all of the latest updates.
With full blown visual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users can get to work right away and do any task. If you use it with VMWare Horizon 6, all users are given an optimized, secure virtual workspace for applications, desktops, video streams, etc. on a single platform. The compatibility with Amazon Workspaces is also very beneficial. There is support for unified communications solutions (UC), which allows you to stay in contact with colleagues.
Keep in mind that the t310 is available as an all-in-one computer as well. Regardless of which version you choose, you’ll get an HP USB mouse and keyboard.
In summary, the HP t310 is an excellent, affordable zero-client machine. It has a lot to offer for such a small device, with a starting weight of just 1.32-lb.