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HP T5730: Hardware 


 


 

 



HP t5730 Thin Client

The HP T5730 I have (model: HSTNC-003-TC) was manufactured in March 2009. When I first unpacked it it seemed a little large to me. In fact this is an optical illusion(!) and it's almost the same size as the Neoware Capio 620. The photograph on the right shows it with a Neoware Capio and Wyse SX0 for comparison.

Specifications

Processor
   Type
   Speed
AMD Sempron 2100+
1GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
1GB
1GB
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
ATI Radeon X1250
2048 x 1536 32-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
8 x USB2.0
1
0
2 (Kybd and Mouse)
Power
   Power
   Plug
   Off
   Running
12V 4.16A (label)
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm
0 W
19-24W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)255 x 46 x 216 (Excluding Stand)
Security
 Kensington Lock Slot
Mounting Bracket

The embedded operating system is Windows XPe sp3.

The T5730 has two concealed USB slots under the top cover. These can be seen in the photograph below.

CPU

For those to whom it matters here is some detail from Linux's /proc/cpuinfo

vendor_id:AuthenticAMD
cpu family:15
model:108
model name:Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2100+
stepping:2

Power Supply

The unit requires a 12V supply. The coax connector is 5.5mm/2.1mm.

Expansion

(Click on the photo for a larger version.)inside

Flash: The Flash memory (top left in the photograph) is easily replaceable. It's a DOM plugged into a standard 44-pin IDE connector.

RAM: The RAM is a standard 200-pin SODIMM. The one fitted is manufactured by hynix and is marked: PC2-5300S-555-12. The part number is HYMP112S64CP6-Y5. (It's a DDR2 667MHz SODIMM).

CPU:. Tom Williams emailed me about the possibility of overclocking the CPU - something I didn't think was possible. However he persevered and emailed me again in June 2011 about this. Subsequently a chap called MoMo joined in. You'll find all this under the mods tab.

Compact Flash:. It turns out there is space on the reverse side of the circuit board for fitting a Compact Flash socket. You'll find this under the mods tab as well.

PCI-e: The board carries what looks like a PCI or PCI-e slot. This is used by the expansion module and is not a standard PCI-e connector. However, an email I received about the t610 showed that in some models at least the pin-out of the socket starts off as a genuine PCI-e socket. The HP data sheet for the t5730 says "PCI-e x1 with the optional expansion module". So it is possible that pins 1-18 offer a standard PCI-e x1 socket in a similar way to the x4 socket that Al found on the t610. I haven't yet checked this but will do so in due course.

 


Any comments? email me. Added May 2010    Last update December 2016