ElitePad 900: HP powers business tablet with Windows 8

Oct 01, 2012

Hewlett-Packard on Monday took aim at "post PC" workplaces with a business-oriented tablet computer powered with new Windows 8 software by Microsoft.

The ElitePad 900 was to be available in the United States in January, with pricing details revealed closer to its release date.

"It combines the great style and user experience consumers demand with the features IT requires," said HP printing and personal systems executive vice president Todd Bradley.

"Businesses used to face a tough : How to find a product that will delight employees and help them be more productive, while also making sure IT can secure and manage it," he said.

"The HP ElitePad meets all those tests."

The tablet was designed with businesses and governments in mind, according to the California-based .

ElitePad features a 10.1-inch (25.6 cm) display measured diagonally; weighs 1.5 pounds (.68 kgs) and just .36 inches (9.2 millimeters) thick, HP said.

The tablets also boasted enhanced security and "military-grade durability for drops, vibration, dust, and high altitude."

ElitePad "jackets" augment the touch-screen tablets with keyboards, extended battery life, and other features.

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