HP's new toy (or your future disposable Ryzen embedded box for 2021/2022)

WANg

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Well, it looks like HP once again accidentally leaked the spec sheet and the disassembly part-out for their new t540 thin client.

This is a fairly interesting beastie as it's meant to be the cheap-but-cheerful (read: no soldered RAM/storage component) version of the t640. One RAM slot instead of 2 (up to 32GB of DDR4 SODIMM), Ryzen embedded R1305G instead of the R1505G (probably a 7-10% performance delta, so CPU-wise a bit better than the J5005 and closer to an i7-7600U), but looks to be M.2 storage and wireless NIC.

The t640 is already available used for between 160 and 200 USD. If the sales pattern from the t520/530 series continue, secondary market versions of the t540 (once it shows up there after 6-9 months of general availability) can end up being your cheap (< 100 USD) Ryzen embedded box for homelab projects for 2021 or 2022 - maybe as an HTPC box, a low duty retrogaming machine, or as a cheaper, "more ghetto" TinyMiniMicro box.
 
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Dave Corder

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I would love to know what version of HDMI the HDMI Option Card supports (i.e., can it do 4K HDR?). And also how to get my hands on that Option Card by itself...