Thin Client: Better Processing, Graphics Performance
With the HP gt7725 thin-client PC, the company is offering a high-performance desktop appliance that looks to take the place of a traditional workstation PC that sits underneath a desk. The HP thin client supports a local dual-core Advanced Micro Devices Turion processor running at 2.3GHz, has a built-in receiver to support HP's RGS and comes with HP's ThinPro GT operating system (it will support Windows later). "This thin client has much more processing power than any previous thin client we have offered, along with much better graphics performance than any previous thin client that we have offered," said Eric Croswhite, a worldwide manager for HP thin clients. "We are doing this to meet the needs of customers who need hardware optimized for our Remote Graphics Software."The HP gt7725 thin-client PC will be available in January at a cost of $749. HP will begin taking orders for the ProLiant xw2x220c workstation blade starting on Nov. 17, with shipments beginning in December. The workstation blade has a starting cost of $2,850 per user blade.
While the HP gt7725 thin-client PC is more robust than a typical thin-client PC-it also uses dual-channel memory and has two DVI ports for dual-monitor displays-Croswhite said that it offers the security and manageability found with more traditional thin clients.