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HP unveils Windows 8 business tablet, the Elitepad 900

10in IPS widescreen display with 16:10 ratio and drop support
Mon Oct 01 2012, 10:44

ENTERPRISE VENDOR HP announced a Windows 8 tablet today aimed at business users, the Elitepad 900.

elite pad 900 hp tablet business

At 9.2mm thick and weighing 690g, the HP Elitepad 900 tablet is an ultrathin and lightweight business device offering features aimed at both IT managers and employees.

With an aluminium casing and tapered edges, the Elitepad 900 has a 10in 1280x800 IPS widescreen display with a 16:10 aspect ratio.

The tablet is powered by Intel's "Clover Trail" Atom mobile processor and has 2GB of RAM. It has 32GB or 64GB internal storage options, with a microSD card slot for expandable storage.

Running the full version of Windows 8, the Elitepad 900 will be able to run anything a PC or laptop can, and HP claims it offers 10 hours' battery life.

HP said in a statement that the Elitepad 900 offers "serviceability, enhanced security and manageability found in HP Elite PCs, and military-grade durability for drops, vibration, dust, temperature extremes and high altitude".

The HP tab has WiFi, 3G and 4G connectivity along with NFC support. In a bid to rival Dell's recently unveiled Latitude 10 tablet, the Elitepad 900 also has a removable battery. There's also an 8MP camera in back and a HD 1080p camera for video calls above the display.

HP's Elitepad 900 tablet also comes bundled with a Smart Jacket, which adds connectivity options and an additional ultra-slim battery "for longer runtime", HP said in a statement.

The HP Elitepad 900 will be available in the US sometime in January. We are awaiting a response from HP regarding a UK release date and pricing. µ




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