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Deanono
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HP Thin Clients Dual Role as USB-C Laptop Docks?

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Hi All,

 

No sure if this is the right forum to post this on but would appreciate some help or a direction.

 

Simple question. I just wanted to ask if anyone knows of a Thin-Client PC's option (such as the T530) could also be used as USB-C Docks for laptops.

 

The Use Case: 

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Exploring the idea of going VDI/DaaS across the board, there may always still be a use case for laptops such as the Elitebook x360.

 

Rather than having to have different deployment setups for different compute models (laptop hotdesks with USB-C Docks and Thin-Client hot desks for VDI), I was wondering whether thin clients such as the T530 could be deployed across all desks yet also serve as a USB-C dock for laptops to connect to and leverage the relevant connectivity, e.g. multiple monitors, USB hub for mouse/keyboard, etc. It would simplify the deployment model and mean a single device could be set on every desk which can support both user models.

 

Any ideas or suggestions on the viability? Happy to be pointed anywhere this has already been discussed (not been able to find it through search myself). Appreciate the help

 

Thanks in advance.

Deanono

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Frietman
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Hi,

 

I have the exact same question. With flexible workspaces, it would be very useful to have thin clients double as USB-C docking station for laptop users., so we can roll out these thin clients to all workplaces and support both VDI users and laptop users.

 

I hope this exists, it would help us a lot.

 

Yves

 

 

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Also curious about this as a product. Trying to set up a small computer lab where in-place zero-clients would be nice for employees without laptops and for visitors, but also want employees with laptops to be able to walk in and plug in their laptop. 

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