A look at the HP ElitePad 900 (video)

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LivetechAustralia managed to have a hands-on with a non-working sample of the HP ElitePad 900, HP’s Slate successor.

The HP ElitePad is powered by an Atom processor and has a number of accessories available targeted at the enterprise market. It offers the full serviceability, enhanced security and manageability found in HP Elite PCs, and military-grade durability for drops, vibration, dust, temperature extremes and high altitude.

The device is expected to hit the market only in January 2013.

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  • The__Truth__Hurts

    Now, if I could get this design + 2560x1440p 11.6 inch display + 1.5 Ghz quad core A15 ARM CPU + 2GB memory + 128GB storage + 1440p front cam + 8MP rear cam w/ flash + stylus + keyboard/trackpad/additional battery laptop-like dock + Full office 365 (that includes outlook)?

    I would be completely sold!

    Now, Please someone make a device like that!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Njoi-Fontes/590077451 Njoi Fontes

      lol a device like that would cost 2000 USD +

      • The__Truth__Hurts

        Nexus 10: 1440p display, 2GB memory. $400 (16GB) Nexus 4: 1.5 Ghz quad core A15 ARM CPU + 8MP rear cam w/flash: $300/$350.

        2560x1440p display, 1.5 GHz quad core A15 ARM CPU, 8MP rear cam w/flash, 2GB memory, 1440p front cam, 16GB storage….?

        $500 should be more than achievable.
        $700 for 64GB storage.

        So, for the tablet itself, $800 should not be to hard to hit.
        Laptop-like bottom (keyboard, trackpad, stylus, ports)…? $150 or so?

        So, all together, should be maximum of $1000.

        The question probably is: Can those hardware be produce at a level where there is enough to sell? (Basically enough where they don’t have to worry about only be able to make 10, when 1 million+ people want it.)

      • Ocelotty1

        and have a massive battery life of 1 1/2 hours (if you just read an email.or two)

        • The__Truth__Hurts

          Display and CPU are the culprits. But you will be (easily) get 8 to 10 hours of battery life from those specs. There are devices out there with those specs (similar, maybe not near exact) and they are getting between 8 to 10 hours.

        • JNate

          You forgot to mention extremely bulky and heavy XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Njoi-Fontes/590077451 Njoi Fontes

    Looks crap. Why would anyone get this instead of a surface pro? Is it considerably cheaper?

    • The__Truth__Hurts

      1) Build quality is on par with the Surface
      2) Nice clean, professional look.

      3) cheaper than the surface Pro…? ($700 to $800, if I recall correctly)
      4) All day battery life? (~8 to 10 hours)
      5) Thinner and lighter?
      6) whole slew of business grade docks and cases…?

      • valapsp

        Considering the Surface Pro has only 4 hours of battery life then HP wins here. The only disadvantage of the Elitepad I can think of is its CPU power (Atom vs i5) and the resolution (1280*800 vs 1920*1080)

        • Tips_y

          Where does HP claim that their HP ElitePad 900 will give the user 8 to 10 hours of battery life?!! Although I agree it will probably be cheaper than the Surface Pro becuase of a lower category processor and lower resolution screen in the HP ElitePad.

          • valapsp

            Anyway I’m sure it’s more than 4 hours.

          • Tips_y

            You don’t know that because it would still depend on the battery capacity the ElitePad would use just as you don’t know exactly how long the battery life in the Surface Pro would run. But I hope both could go longer than 4 hours.

      • Tips_y

        Where does HP claim that their HP ElitePad 900 will give the user 8 to 10 hours of battery life?!! Although it will probably be cheaper than the Surface Pro becuase of a lower category processor and lower resolution in the HP ElitePad.

        • VHMP01

          The protective cover has a second battery!

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    What a great post! thank you for sharing! appreciate it!