After introducing the 't820 Flexible Series Thin Client'
solution two months back,
) or H-P has now unveiled a new HP mt41 Mobile thin client. The
offering provides enhanced performance and secure
The latest portable thin client solution provides secure
access to data while on the move.
The new thin client solution features a 14-inch diagonal
LED-backlit high-definition display, a Windows Embedded Standard
(WES) 7E operating system, WWAN 3G/4G LTE capabilities, a USB
port, a dual-core AMD processor and TPM chipset.
Priced at $649 to $900, the HP mt41 mobile thin client will be
available globally in November.
The demand for cloud-based services has encouraged the growth
of mobile clients. According to IDC, mobile thin client shipments
will touch approximately 5.6 million in 2013, up 7%
year-over-year. Shipments are forecast to reach 9.2 million units
globally by 2017. As bring your own device (BYOD) gains
popularity, these devices should see growth.
Apart from this, H-P also recently unveiled the first HP
Chromebook14, driven by an Intel processor based on the Haswell
microarchitecture. The new offering will provide faster web
access and is equipped with a large display and optional 4G for
H-P has been trying hard to shift its focus from its
PC-centric business to the high-margin server, storage and cloud
computing space. The back-to-back launches of a new BPO (business
process outsourcing) solution, a host of desktop printers, two
media players and the Moonshot server in the past few months
indicate that H-P's plans are well on track.
However, increasing competition from companies like
) coupled with continuing macroeconomic challenges and tepid IT
spending will pose challenges, going forward.
Currently, H-P has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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