Citrix Ready partners ViewSonic and Micro Center have made VDI accessible for nearly any budget with the ultra-low cost HDX Ready Pi based on the Raspberry Pi 3. The HDX Ready Pi is a fully assembled thin client that includes everything you need in a single, orderable package.
  • HDX System-on-Chip
  • Citrix Receiver optimized with GPU offloading
  • Flash card with secure Linux operating system
  • Device management software
  • Power supply

HDX Ready Pi Benefits

Raspberry Pi based thin client delivers the compelling economics of consumer devices. Citrix HDX Ready certification ensures that it meets the performance, security and manageability demands of an enterprise-grade zero client. Device cost is no longer a barrier for using desktop virtualization to execute PC refresh, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 strategies.
  • Slash VDI client hardware costs by up to 80%
  • Save up to 90% on annual support costs
  • Simplify set up, administration and maintenance
  • Ultra-compact and VESA mountable
  • HDX Ready certified for best user experience
Deploy low cost thin clients with the Citrix HDX Ready Pi

HDX Ready Pi Vendors


Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leading visual solutions provider. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a portfolio of professional level visual solutions that enhance the way we compute, collaborate, communicate and connect. Our products include LED monitors, interactive commercial displays, touch displays, projectors, thin client, zero client and smart displays.

Micro Center

Micro Center operates 25 large stores in major markets nationwide. Founded in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, Micro Center is a retailer designed to satisfy the dedicated computer user. Uniquely focused on computers and computer-related products, Micro Center offers more computer and computer-related SKUs. At Micro Center, the goal is to always be deeply passionate about providing exceptional customer service.

"Here at Raspberry Pi driving down the cost of computer hardware remains our biggest imperative, so we are very excited to join Micro Center and Viewsonic as they launch the HDX Ready Raspberry Pi. This innovation introduces a low-cost user device for Citrix’s industry-leading virtual app and desktop technology."

- Eben Upton, CEO, Raspberry Pi

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the HDX Ready Pi going to be available?
It was previewed at Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas. General availability and pre-orders will be announced shortly.
How can a customer get HDX Ready Pi?
Please contact ViewSonic, who will make it available through their distributor Ingram Micro. In the US, it is available from Viewsonic and Micro Center.
Who should we contact for support?
Support is provided directly by the manufacturers, ViewSonic and Micro Center respectively.
What is included in the HDX Ready Pi?
The price is for a fully packaged and assembled Raspberry Pi 3, including preloaded Flash storage with OS and device management software, power supply, and Citrix Receiver. Large volume orders may qualify for bulk discounts.
Keyboard, mouse and monitor are available for separate purchase, like any other thin client.
How is the HDX Ready Pi different from standard Pi?
The HDX Ready Pi contains Citrix HDX optimization using the HDX system-on-chip SDK. Unlike the standard Raspberry Pi that is generally sold without any accessories, HDX Ready Pi's are fully assembled, sold and supported by Citrix Ready partners, making them simple to deploy and operate without any additional time or effort.
Is a particular edition or release of XenApp or XenDesktop required to work with HDX Ready Pi?
The thin-client is expected to work with the latest release of XenApp and XenDesktop. Testing has been completed with XenApp and XenDesktop LTSR (release 7.6 FP3) and the current release, including both Web Interface and Storefront.
Is a particular release of Citrix Receiver required?
The Citrix Receiver for Linux 13.3 is preinstalled with the thin-client. It is fine-tuned and optimized for the platform. No further installation is necessary.