HP ElitePad 900 Revealed, Features 10-Inch Screen
Hewlett-Packard announced on Monday a new tablet, the ElitePad 900 which will run on the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. This is the third HP tablet to be released by the company, and just like the ill-fated TouchPad and Slate, this tablet will be primarily designed for corporate users.
In terms of features, the ElitePad 900 should be an especially durable device, as HP claims it boasts of “military-grade durability.” This should make the slate resistant to dust and scratches and capable of withstanding drops, falls and unpredictable weather.
It measures 9.2 mm in thickness and weighs 1.5 pounds; the former measurement makes it average across the board for a 10-inch tablet, while the latter suggests this should be one of the lighter full-size tablets available in the market. Optional features for business users include the ElitePad Smart Jacket, which offers a spare battery and additional connectivity support, and the Productivity Jacket with integrated keyboard and SD card reader, among others.
Also optional is a docking station to allow connecting a keyboard to the tablet, and the Executive Tablet Pen stylus.
The specifications of the ElitePad 900 include a 10.1-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 reinforcement against scratches, 8-megapixel rear camera and 1080p front camera for video calling. Internal storage options, which should be of most interest to business users, are 32 GB, 64 GB or SSD.
4G LTE connectivity, apparently, is optional on the device. Pricing wasn’t disclosed yet, and those interested in the HP ElitePad 900 will have to wait until January 2013 before the device is released.