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HP t610 Thin Client

I don't possess an HP t610. It is a recent model and hence expensive. The photographs and most of the information here has kindly been provided by Ken. Current data sheets on the range of models under the t610 name can be found on HP's website.

"The HP t610 Flexible Thin Clients deliver a true, PC-like experience for virtualized desktop environments. Built using AMD's new APU technology, the HP t610 combines dual core 64-bit processors and AMD HD 6320 graphics. Both thin clients feature DirectX 11 graphics support, DDR3-1600 RAM with up to 8 GB of capacity and AMD A55E Chipset with DVI-I and DisplayPort outputs for exceptional performance."

The t610 is available in a 'fatter' version - the t610 plus - and there is also mention of 'quad head' and 'six head' video options.

Specifications

Processor
   Type
   Speed
   Chipset
AMD T56N (dual core)
1.65GHz
AMD A55E
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
1GB/2GB/16GB
2GB/4GB
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
 
Radeon HD 6320
2 x 1920x1200 or
1 x 2560x1600 + 1 x 1920x1200
Ports
   Network
   USB

   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
   Video
10/100/1000
4 x USB2.0
2 x USB3.0
1
0
2 (Kybd and Mouse)
DVI-I & DisplayPort
Power
   Power
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
19.5V 3A (label)
Proprietary Coax Male
~?W
~17W
~22W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)240 x 40 x 220 (Excluding Stand)

The embedded operating system is one of:

  • HP ThinPro
  • HP Smart Zero Technology
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7E
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7P
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded 8 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009

depending on the exact model.

Power Supplyt610 power connector

The unit requires a 19.5V supply. The supplied 65W PSU is rated at 19.5V 3.3A. The connector is 7.5mm OD proprietary male coaxial connector.

Expansion

Inside the HP t610

Click on the image of the circuit board for a larger version.

Flash: The Flash memory is easily replaceable. It's a DOM plugged into a SATA connector. There is also a standard 44-pin IDE connector and another SATA connector. The detail of the two SATA sockets is shown below.

In the photograph under the mods tab Ken has fitted a standard 2.5" drive to one of the SATA interfaces.

RAM: The RAM is standard 204-pin DDR3 1600MHz SODIMMs (PC3-12800). The two SODIMMs are on the rear of the motherboard and accessible via a removable panel. (See below). Whilst the t610 is capable of supporting 8GB of RAM, the amount you can actually use will depend on the operating system you have installed (e.g. With 32-bit Windows you don't see much over 3GB).

USB: There are two USB 2.0 ports on the front panel, two USB 2.0 on the rear and two USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel.

Mini PCI-E: The t610 has a Mini-PCIe 1x Slot.

PCI-E: There is what appears to be a PCI-E expansion socket on the edge of the board. This is actually the connector that is used in the t610 Plus variant. The 'plus' version comes in a fatter housing and adds another serial port, parallel port and a half height PCI-E 4x slot. As the expansion socket is used to add a serial and a parallel port as well as a PCI-E 4x slot the connector can't be a standard PCI-E card slot. But all is not lost!

In November 2016 I received an email from Al who was considering using a t610 as the basis of a pfsense router.

"After studying info that I was able to find on the t610 (following traces of the riser card on a picture that I found on google) I came to the conclusion that it seems that the t610 actually has a pcie 4x compatible connector! So... after ordering an extender cable and cutting of the lanes 5-8 I was able to successfully connect a 4 port pcie 4x gigabit card to it."

i.e. The start of the expansion connector exactly matches the pin out of a PCI-E 4x connector. After pin 32 HP must use the remaining pins for the other features of the expansion unit. So, by connecting only those first 32 lines to another PCI-E socket, you can safely plug in and use any standard PCI-E expansion card.

HP t610 PCI-E expansion

Thank you Al for your detective work and sharing the outcome with us.

Additional photographs

HP t610 SATA connectors

Detail of the two SATA ports on the board.

t610 RAM

Access to the RAM located on the bottom of the circuit board.

Once again my thanks to Ken for the photographs and information. Ken can be reached via his website: www.qrpbuilder.com.

 


Any comments? email me. Added February 2015    Last update November 2016