HP Thin Clients Still Excellent Bargain Hosts….Michael Graves | March 6, 2012
Every day I get an email from the HP SMB Outlet sales team. Attached to this email is a spreadsheet listing all of the overstock and refurbished products that they have available. Beyond discounted pricing, I’ve had a good experience buying laptops and desktops from this group over the past few years.
Today’s list includes all the usual suspects, with one notable exception; a better than average selection of thin clients. As I’ve written previously, these little thin clients make great platforms for small embedded systems projects, including; Asterisk, Freeswitch, SqueezeServer, etc.
Consider the HP T5565 pictured to the right. Here’s the current offer:
- HP t5565 ThinPro (Linux)
- VIA Nano u3500 @ 1.5GHz
- VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video
- 1GB Flash
- 1GB DDR3 1333
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
- 6 USB 2.0 ports
- 2 DVI ports
- Analog audio I/O
I have no connection to the HP SMB Outlet. I just think that these are great little, affordable, techno-playthings.