HP Compaq t5700
The HP Compaq t5700 is a similar size and shape to the more recent breeds of IT appliances such as wireless access points.
There are no PS/2 ports so the keyboard and mouse take up two of the USB ports. There is also a Kensington-type physical security lock point on the rear.
There is a standard PCI slot on the mainboard, however in this particular chassis it would be impossible to plug in any type of expansion card at all. Under the small silver heatsink is a Transmeta Crusoe CPU. There are no fans or mechanical components at all in this box, therefore there is no noise at all and no bearings or moving parts that can wear out. The power comes from an external pack similar to those shipped with notebooks.
The HP Compaq t5700 ships with Microsoft Windows XP embedded. This has a very similar look and feel to the full-blown desktop OS, albeit with fewer icons. Users who may be reluctant to change their desktop environment will not really notice any major shift or change to the look and feel of the system.
|Product||HP Compaq Thin Client t5700|
|Phone||13 22 47|
|Supports all the common standards, but Java is a plugin.|
|Runs Windows XP Embedded, a good set of ports, but limited room for expansion.|
|Good price for features.|
|Three-year advanced replacement warranty is very good.|