HP has announced new tablet – HP ElitePad 900 on Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system, primarily for enterprise users. This tablet features 10.1″ inch IPS HD display, weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 9.2mm thin. The HP ElitePad uses CNC-machined aluminum and Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
The HP ElitePad tablet has a 1080p front-facing video camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera with an LED flash. The camera also includes CyberLink YouCam software. The 16:10 aspect ratio is said to maximize the display area. This tablet is powered by next-generation Intel mobile processors. Storage options include 32 GB, 64 GB or SSD storage. Connectivity wise, users can also opt for 3G/4G with hotspot support, amongst Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options too. The tablet sports a light sensor and is also responsive to finger, stylus or voice input.
The tablet features HP ElitePad Smart Jackets, which add connectivity options and an additional ultra-slim battery for longer runtime, along with specific add-ons that claim to expand the tablet’s potential for business users.
The HP ElitePad Productivity Jacket includes an integrated keyboard, connectivity ports, SD card reader and adjustable viewing angles. The HP ElitePad Expansion Jacket adds USB, HDMI and other connectivity options. The HP ElitePad Docking Station is claimed to deliver an enterprise-class desktop experience with an added keyboard and monitor and also charge the tablet.
The HP Executive Tablet Pen lets customers write messages and notes in their natural handwriting directly on screen and then save or convert to typed text for use in other applications.
The HP ElitePad 900 is expected to be available in the United States in January 2013. Pricing information will be announced closer to availability.