HP unveiled a new tablet called HP ElitePad 900, which runs Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system.
It features a 10.1-inch diagonal display, weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 9.2 mm thin. The tablet is aimed at enterprise users, but it is expected to entice consumers also.
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-by-10 aspect ratio is said to maximise the display area. The HP ElitePad uses CNC-machined aluminum and Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Powered by next-generation Intel mobile processors, it supports touch, pen or voice based 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 customise the tablet for specialized uses.
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 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.