HP unveils Windows 8 business tablet

10.1-inch HP ElitePad 900 tablet to retail for $899

HP ElitePad 900 business tablet running on Windows 8. Launching early 2013 with an RRP of $899.

HP ElitePad 900 business tablet running on Windows 8. Launching early 2013 with an RRP of $899.

Hardware vendor, HP, has finally unveiled its new Windows 8, x86-compatible business tablet, the HP ElitePad 900, which it will launch in early 2013 with a local RRP of $899.

The “enterprise grade” device is powered by a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Processor Z2760.

The 10.1-inch WXGA multi-touch display is built from Corning Gorilla Glass 2, with a 1280x800 resolution that promises wide-viewing angles.

According to HP, the device measures 178mm in height by 261mm in width, and is 9.2mm thick. The vendor said it weighs just less than 1.5lb (0.68kg).

The ElitePad 900 is built with a 64GB eMMC SSD, although storage can be expanded with a micro SD card. An optional HP External Optical Drive will also be available.

Additionally, it features an 8MP rear-facing camera, and front-facing camera capable of 1080p HD video. Audio is SRS, and the tablet also has inbuilt digital dual-array microphones.

As a business tablet, it will ship with HP Client Security, which includes: security manager, credential manager, password manager, device access manager with Just in Time authentication, Computrace, Sparekey, drive encryption, and HP BIOS settings.

Software and capabilities include: HP Wireless Hotspot, HP ePrint, Cyberlink YouCam Windows Apps, Cyberlink MediaSuite Windows Apps, LANDisk Management Suite, HP PageLift, Evernote, and Skitch.

Connectivity features include: 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC with Secure Element,

HP’s global PPS executive vice-president, Todd Bradley, said the ElitePad 900 will allow business users to be more product while ensuring security and management.

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