The all rumored HP tablet is finally out and will start its sales in India. The tablet costs RS 43,500 (approximately Kshs 68,000) and comes with Windows 8 for which it’s optimized. This ushers in HP deep into the already very competitive tablet market currently dominated by Apple and Samsung.
HP has a competitive advantage given that its tablet is more of a computing device. In fact, it was said during its launch that India was chosen since it has less of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) application and this tablet is said to offer that better. The tablet has Intel mobile1.80GHz Dual core Intel Atom processor giving it an edge over other tablets in terms of processing power.
The HP ElitePad 900 is also said to deliver PC productivity for those on the go making a choice for many managers who travel a lot especially from its size. It weighs 0.63 kg, with a 10.1-inch diagonal display screen, a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels with a wide-viewing angle helps you see the bigger picture, the tablet is 9.2 mm thick making it easy to carry around.
Its Intel x86 compatibility provides support for existing business application making it easy to migrate from whatever machine one is using to it, this means that you can migrate with the programs you were already using without any issues.
It also has a front facing camera that can record Full HD videos and an 8 megapixel (MP) rear facing camera with an LED flash, the device also includes CyberLink YouCam software. The ElitePad 900 is optimized for Windows 8 and supports touch-and pen-input.
It comes with 64GB of internal storage as well as an Optional HP External Optical Drive4 and also supports memory expansion using the micro SD card slot. The pad has provision for HP ElitePad Expansion Jacket, a HP Slim Bluetooth Keyboard, a HP ElitePad Docking Station and a HP ElitePad Productivity Jacket6