HP has taken the wraps off the new addition to its PC converter family, courtesy of the all-new HP ThinPro Go USB flash drive, which claims to transform and secure old computers. In a nutshell, HP ThinPro Go is a rebadged 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 that carries a Linux-based HP ThinPro operating system.
HP announces ThinPro Go
It also promises to deliver secure desktop virtualization for end-users with any old x86 64-bit compatible hardware. HP ThinPro Go that turns any computer into a thin client allows enterprise users to boot up into HP ThinPro OS on any x86 device from a USB Key for instant access to cloud apps and virtualization.
In its recent documentation, HP wrote:
“Keep business going and help simplify virtual access for your workforce, whether they’re in the office or working remotely. HP ThinPro PC Converter Solutions transform existing devices into secure, Linux-based HP Thin Clients.”
The device also promises secure remote access, courtesy of embedded security controls, and features of HP ThinProm which could be highly beneficial in companies with Bring your own device environments (BYOD) policies.
It should also help remote workers use their personal devices more securely.
Technical specification of HP ThinPro Go
In terms of the embedded operating system, the device runs HP ThinPro 7.1 SP6 based on Linux 16.04 kernel. It supports HD device manager HPDM 5.0 and HPDM 4.7 SP10+. On the connectivity front, HP ThinPro Go offers USB 3.0 Type-A support with a maximum storage capacity of 32GB and a maximum read/write speed of 100 MBps.
HP ThinPro Go works with any x86 64-bit compatible hardware featuring Intel or AMD processor and has at least 2GB RAM and storage available to perform necessary functions.
HP also announced two new enterprise-focused Chromebooks namely HP Elite c1030 and HP Pro c640. While HP Elite c1030 is expected to be available in August, HP Elite c1030 is expected to be available in June. HP will announce price details of new Chromebook offerings closer to their availability
HP ThinPro Go is expected to be available later this month starting at $135.