by Lyle Smith

HP t430 and mt44 Thin Clients Announced

HP has announced a new class of thin clients and an update to their HP ThinPro OS designed to help facilitate the adoption of the next generation of virtualized computing and cloud-first application across industries. The new HP thin clients include the HP t430 and HP mt44, featuring a modern design, robust security, ease of management improvements and competitive pricing.  

The modern-looking HP t430 Thin Client is designed for the deployment of both virtualized desktop applications or cloud-first end-user computing use cases. It uses a single cable USB-C to power itself while simultaneously providing audio, video, and data. The t430 has also been completely redesigned and features a built-in VESA mount for easy mounting on a display, under a desk or in a kiosk. It also is powered by a new generation Intel Celeron processor with clock speeds up to 2.6 GHz, equipped with DDR4 memory, supports dual UHD 4K displays, and features solid-state storage.

HP t430 Thin Client Specifications

  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Thin Clients
    • HP ThinPro
    • HP Smart Zero Core
  • Core Processing Technology: Intel® Celeron® N4000 with Intel® UHD Graphics 600 (1.1 GHz base frequency, up to 2.4 GHz burst frequency, 2 MB cache, 2 cores)
  • Storage: 16 GB up to 32 GB Flash memory
  • Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 600
  • Maximum Memory:
    • 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM 2
    • (Transfer rates up to 2400 MT/s.)
  • Networking: LAN WLAN 3
  • Audio: Headphone/microphone mini-jack
  • Display Support: Single or dual displays supported using one or two of the available video outputs.
  • Input Devices: HP USB Slim Business Keyboard 5 HP USB Optical Mouse
  • Power: 45 W, worldwide auto-sensing, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, energy saving automatic power-down, surge tolerant external adapter
  • Environmental: Low halogen
  • Energy Efficiency Compliance: ENERGY STAR® certified and EPEAT® Gold registered
  • Input/Output: Side 1 audio-in; 1 USB 2.0; 1 USB Type-C™ (DisplayPort™ 1.2, USB 3.1, charging) Back 1 DisplayPort™; 1 RJ-45; 2 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI port
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):
    • 5.3 x 5.3 x 1.3 in
    • 13.5 x 13.5 x 3.2 cm
  • Weight:
    • 1.63 lb
    • 0.74 kg
    • (Weight will vary depending on configuration.)
  • Software: HP Device Manager; HP Easy Shell; HP Smart Zero Client Services; HP ThinState; HP ThinUpdate
  • Protocols: Citrix® HDX; Citrix® ICA; Microsoft RDP; Microsoft RFX; VMware Horizon® View™ through PCoIP; VMware Horizon® View™ through RDP
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 11 (for models with Windows IoT Enterprise for Thin Clients); Mozilla Firefox 32
  • Warranty: 3 year (3-3-0) limited warranty and service offering includes 3 year of unit exchange with no on-site repair. Terms and conditions vary by country. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply.

The HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client is touted as a balance of form and function, improving its design, collaboration, and security compared to the previous generation. At less than 18 mm in thickness and just over 3 lbs, the mt44 features the world-facing third microphone, HP Noise Cancellation, collaboration keys and loud speakers, all things designed specifically to improve collaboration productivity use cases for thin client specific mobile deployments. The mt44 comes equipped with a new generation AMD Ryzen 3 PRO processor with Radeon Vega graphics, making it ideal for multi-tasking, streaming content and complex computational demands. This thin client is also a rugged and reliable system, as it was designed to pass MIL-STD 810G durability standard tests.

HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client

  • Operating System: Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Thin Clients
  • Core Processing Technology: AMD Ryzen™ 3 PRO 2300U APU with Radeon™ Vega 6 Graphics (2 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz burst frequency, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
  • Chipset: SoC
  • Storage: up to 128 GB M.2 SSD
  • Graphics: Integrated: AMD Radeon™ Vega 6
  • System Memory:
    • 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM 5
    • (Transfer rates up to 2400 MT/s.)
  • Memory Slots: 2 SODIMM
  • Networking:
    • LAN: Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller 10/100/1000
    • WLAN: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo, non-vPro
    • WWAN: HP lt4132 LTE/HSPA+ 4G Mobile Broadband
  • Audio: Bang & Olufsen, dual premium speakers, dual array microphone
  • Display: 14" diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare LED-backlit
  • HP Sure View Integrated Privacy Screen 14" diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare LED-backlit
  • Input Device: HP Premium Collaboration Keyboard with dual-point; Optional backlit with HP Dura Keys, privacy; Spill-resistant keyboard with drain Clickpad with multi-touch gestures enabled, taps enabled as default
  • Camera: 720p HD webcam; HD IR webcam
  • Security: Fingerprint reader; Security lock slot; Trusted Platform Module 2.0; Integrated smart card reader; NFC Antenna; InfraRed Camera for facial recognition
  • Power: HP Smart 45 W External AC power adapter; HP Smart 65 W EM External AC power adapter; HP Smart 65 W External AC power adapter; HP
  • 45 W 2-pong External AC power adapter; HP 45 W USB Type-C™ adapter; HP 65 W USB Type-C™ adapter 23,27 HP 3-cell, 50 Wh Li-ion 22 Up to 12 hours
  • Environmental: Low halogen
  • Energy Efficiency Compliance: ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® Gold registered 24
  • Input/Output: Left side: 1 USB 3.1 (charging); 1 smart card reader
  • Right side: 1 AC power; 1 docking connector; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 RJ-45; 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1; 1 USB Type-C™; 1 HDMI 2.0
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):
    • 12.84 x 9.22 x 0.71 in
    • 32.6 x 23.4 x 1.79 cm
  • Weight:
    • Starting at 3.37 lb
    • Starting at 1.53 kg
    • (Weight will vary by configuration.)
  • Software: HP Device Manager; HP Easy Shell; HP ThinUpdate; HP USB Port Manager; HP Velocity; HP Write Manager; Power On Authentication; Secure
  • Erase; HP Native Miracast Support; HP Noise Cancellation Software; HP SureStart Gen4
  • Protocols: Citrix® ICA/HDX; Microsoft RDP; VMware Horizon® through RDP/PCoIP (Protocols are dependent on operating system installed.)
  • Warranty: 1 year (1-1-0) limited warranty and service offering includes 1 year of unit exchange with no on-site repair. Terms and conditions vary by country. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. The new HP ThinPro operating system leverages the benefits of Linux. Now in version 7, it has been redesigned with a new user interface and workflow improvements designed to make configuration, management and out-of-the-box use a seamless experience.

The new HP ThinPro includes:

  • New look that’s modern, elegant and intuitive to use.
  • Simple setup and configuration process with an optional start-up wizard that can run essential applications such as Citrix®, VMware®, Microsoft RDP, and the web browser right out of the box.
  • Linux-based OS that attracts few virus threats, locked file system, customizable user settings and permissions, dedicated firewall, and HP Smart Zero technology for a protected system.
  • Ensures a secure connection between endpoint and back end, and the encrypted registry protects sensitive and private data, including passwords. With built-in HP True Graphics, HP ThinPro provides impressive video playback, smooth graphics rendering, and less lag time when accessing rich graphical applications and multimedia content. The result is a platform that offers PC-like experience with more versatility.

Price and Availability

The HP t430 Thin Client and HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client is slated for worldwide release in early May 2018 priced at $249 and $849, respectively. Moreover, the HP ThinPro 7 OS will be available in July 2018.

HP t430 Thin Client

HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client 

HP ThinPro

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