HP previews first Windows 8 tablet for business use the HP Elitepad 900
December 13, 20122012-12-13T14:27:13+08:002013-03-30T21:37:44+08:00 No Comments
Set to launch locally next year, the HP Elitepad 900 is the first Windows 8 business tablet powered by Intel Atom processor.
Similar to other 10-inch tablets in the market, the 10.28 inch HP Elitepad 900 is very thin, compact, and lightweight (only 1.5 lbs).
Apart from the Intel Atom Z2Z760, it is packed with 2 GB system memory and its Windows 8 comes in the Professional version, which is very convenient to business users who want to securely access company’s email or cloud-enabled applications.
What distinguishes the HP Elitepad 900 from the rest of the business tablets out there (particularly Thinkpad tablet) is the availability of an accessory cover, which doesn’t only act as a protection, but also extends the functionality of the tablet through the availability of ports such as full size HDMI and USB. The accessory can also be fitted with a battery to extend the battery life of the tablet. The protective cover also comes with a docking port, which provides the user with convenience when using the tablet for Internet video calls such as Skype.
HP officials have recognized the shift to mobile devices that are now also encroaching on businesses and how work or jobs get accomplished through use of them. With the HP Elitepad 900, HP offers business users a tech savvy tool that also addresses security and manageability concerns, which are the key concerns of CIOs regarding tools/equipment they provide employees.
HP also introduced the HP Elitebook Folio 9470m, a new ultrabook that features improvement over the first HP Folio had introduced second quarter of the year.
The HP Eliteook Folio 9470 features a bigger screen size (14-inch) and is powered by an Intel Ivybridge Core i7 processor. Another big improvement is the incorporation of an easy-to-remove battery, which wasn’t present in the previous Folio. There’s also the incorporation of mouse button on the center of the keyboard.
HP also came out with a new all-in-one PC for business use. The HP Compaq Elite 8300 features a brilliant 23-inch full HD display, which can be adjusted to portrait or landscape orientation. It can even be mounted on a wall. There are also two versions: touch and non-touch.
The HP Compaq Elite 8300 features the latest Intel vPro processors with Intel Smart Response Technology, letting users experience faster boot-up and data processing.
The new products are part of HP’s response to the evolving needs of business, which are now looking for devices and tools that are energy efficient, saves space and most of all can be managed efficiently by CIOs.