HP takes another shot at the tablet market with the introduction of the new ElitePad 900 – a Windows 8 device that is designed for business and government.
The ElitePad 900 is a 10.1-inch slate made of Gorilla Glass 2 and CNC-machined aluminum. It carries an IPS display with a screen resolution of 1280×800 and an aspect ratio of 16:10 which is good for mobile presentations. It sports an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1080p front-facing for those HD video conferences.
Under the hood is an Atom-based Intel Clover Trail processor, 2GB of RAM and support for microSD and 3G/4G SIMs. For storage, you’ll get to choose between a 32 or 64GB SSD. All in all the package weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 9.2mm thick.
To bump up the tablet’s productivity and functionality, HP will be selling Smart Jackets and other accessories like:
*HP ElitePad Productivity Jacket – includes an integrated keyboard, connectivity ports, SD card reader and adjustable viewing angles for a complete computing experience.
* HP ElitePad Expansion Jacket-adds USB, HDMI and other connectivity to get more done on the go. Adds even longer battery life when bundled with the optional HP ElitePad Jacket battery.
* The HP ElitePad Rugged Case- provides military-grade reliability and enhances the stylish profile of the ElitePad for added protection.
* HP ElitePad Docking Station- delivers an enterprise-class desktop experience with an added keyboard and monitor and also charges the tablet. Or, use it to set the tablet up as a secondary screen for phenomenal multitasking.
* 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 will be on sale in the US in January 2013.