Meet the HP t410 All-In-One Smart Zero Client. It’s a computer you don’t even have to plug into an electrical socket. It gets all the juice it needs from the LAN cable it uses, but how does it do it?
The answer to that question is in the name “Zero Client.” A zero client is a device that can only operate if connected to a network because the network server does all the heavy lifting for one particular terminal.
So this computer – if you can even call it that – is little more than a monitor, keyboard and mouse, all of which consume less than 13W of electricity, less than a typical office fluorescent bulb. It’s an excellent solution for large office networks who want to save money by getting into Cloud architecture.
This isn’t the first ultrathin client and certainly won’t be the last. Soon the concept of bulky PC towers in every cubicle will be a thing of the past, espicially for it’s ultrathin price of 35,000 yen (US$440).