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A thin client, sometimes called a lean client, is a low-cost, centrally-managed computer devoid of CD-ROM players, diskette drives, and expansion slots. The term derives from the fact that small computers in networks tend to be clients and not servers. Since the idea is to limit the capabilities of these computers to only essential applications, they tend to be purchased and remain “thin” in terms of the client applications they include. As software as a service (SaaS) gains popularity, it is expected that thin clients and blade PCs will replace desktop PCs in many work and educational environments. In general, they are not as vulnerable to malware attacks, have a longer life cycle, use less power and are less expensive to purchase.Thin client is also used to describe software applications that use the client-server model where the server performs all the processing.

HP Thin Client products
HP Thin Client delivers real business results for your virtual computing world. HP Thin Client makes it easy to deploy and manage thin client solutions whether you’re near or far. HP Thin Pro, Windows Embedded Standard, Windows 7. HP Thin Clients from Diskless Workstations ship with local operating system images installed. OS choices include HP Thin pro (Linux-based), Windows Embedded Standard, and Windows 7 Embedded. HP thin client products are designed to work with Citrix, Xen Desktop, Remote Desktop (RDP), and VMware solutions. Operate hp thin clients as a standalone device or connect to a remote server over a WAN.

HP Thin Client family datasheet
(1)HP t620 PLUS Flexible Thin Client
(2)HP t310 Zero Client
(3)HP t820 Flexible Thin Client
(4)HP t510 Flexible Thin Client

Times are tough. Users are demanding anytime, anywhere access to data. And you need to keep your data secure. All while keeping costs down. Thin clients the ideal solution for your operation if you’re concerned about the cost of PC replacement, data access, and security and keeping everyone happy with software support on all kinds of hardware. A thin client, sometimes called a lean client, is a low-cost, centrally-managed computer devoid of CD-ROM players, diskette drives, and expansion slots.