HP t5710: Hardware 

HP t5710 thin client

A User View

"This is well-suited to Windows 98 or 2000. The CPU is slightly on the weak side for 2000, but with the additional RAM and ability to add more, it delivers overall a better experience in Windows 2000 than the t5520 does. Having that Radeon VE/7000 on the board is a nice touch too, delivering not just an excellent-quality VGA signal but also reasonably competent 3D performance." - April, November 2020.


The HP t5710 I have was manufactured in January 2006.

In a similar way to the t5515 it looks like there are variants of the t5710 available. My one (product #EA784AA) comes with a Transmeta Crusoe 800MHz CPU. The HP "Quickspecs" data sheet mentions two other models fitted with a Transmeta Efficeon, 1.2 GHz CPU. In December 2015 George Harvey emailed me some information on this model which I've added under the 1.2GHz tab above.

The motherboard fitted to the t5710 is the same as the one fitted to the t5515. However this one has the SODIMM and PCI sockets fitted.


Transmeta Crusoe
800 MHz

   Max resolution
ATI Radeon 7000M with 16 MB
of dedicated graphics memory
1280 x 1024 24-bit colour
4 x USB2.0
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm
12V 3.3A(label)
4 W
H x W x D (mm)55 x 205 x 195 without stand
230 x 100 x 195 with stand
 Kensington Lock Slot
Mounting Bracket

The embedded operating system is Windows XPe.

Power Supply

The unit requires a 12V supply. If yours came without one a unit can be easily sourced. I have bought suitable 12V 3A units on ebay that were advertised as being replacements for LCD displays. The coax plug is a standard 5.5mm/2.1mm fitting.


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

vendor_id:Genuine TMx86
cpu family:5
model name Transmeta(tm) Processor TM5700
flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr cx8 sep cmov mmx longrun lrti constant_tsc


00:00.0 Host bridge: Transmeta Corporation LongRun Northbridge (rev 04)
00:00.1 RAM memory: Transmeta Corporation SDRAM controller
00:00.2 RAM memory: Transmeta Corporation BIOS scratchpad
00:00.3 RAM memory: Transmeta Corporation Device 0399
00:09.0 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
00:09.1 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 61)
00:09.2 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 63)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV100 [Radeon 7000 / Radeon VE]
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8231 [PCI-to-ISA Bridge] (rev 10)
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ACPI (rev 10)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 40)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 51)


t5710 Circuit Board (Click on the photo for a larger version)

Flash: The Flash memory is provided by a DOM (Disk On Module) fitted to a standard 44-pin IDE connector. You can see this in the top left of the picture. (Apacer board)

RAM: The RAM is easily expandable - it is fitted in a SODIMM socket. Mine came fitted with a hynix PC2700S module. I successfully replaced this with an anonymous 512MB DDR400 SODIMM.

PCI: The PCI expansion slot is fitted to the motherboard.


Any comments? email me. Added June 2012    Last update November 2020