The new HP ElitePad 900 is an elegant business tablet running Windows 8 that is easy to repair and offers military-grade durability for drops, vibration, dust, temperature extremes and high altitude.
The 1.5 pounds (680 grams) and 9.2 millimeter thick device provides a good visual experience on its 10.1 inch display (1280×800) with 16:10 aspect ratio that features Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It features a good build quality thanks to its CNC-machined aluminum chassis.
Powered by Intel Atom mobile processor, it features a 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 1080p front camera with digital dual array microphones, SRS audio, 64 GB of internal storage, 2 GB RAM and a 2-cell (25 Whr) battery.
To offer enterprise-grade security the ElitePad 900 comes with the following softwares: HP Client Security17: Security Manager, Credential Manager, Password Manager,18 Device Access Manager with Just In Time Authentication, Computrace,13 SpareKey,14 Drive Encryption, HP BIOS Settings.
The ElitePad will be available in January 2013, no word on pricing yet, the information will be realsed closer to availibility. It comes with a one year standard warranty.
HP offers a number of interesting optional accessories, including two Smart Jackets, the HP ElitePad Productivity jacket that includes a keyboard, additional connecvity ports, SD card reader and adjustable viewing angle (see pictures in the gallery above). The HP ElitePad Expansion jacket adds uSB, HDMI and other ports and a longer battery life with the optional HP ElitePad Jacket battery (pictures in the gallery below). The HP Executive Tablet Pen can be bought by people who like to write messages directly on the screen, the handwriting can be converted to text or saved as is.