ElitePad 900: HP powers business tablet with Windows 8

October 1, 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.

Explore further: HP, Microsoft announces new tablet computer

Related Stories

HP unveils 'Slate 500' tablet computer

October 22, 2010

Hewlett-Packard unveiled a Windows-powered touchscreen tablet computer on Friday aimed at professionals, the latest entry into a growing market dominated by Apple's iPad.

HP's TouchPad going on sale in US on July 1

June 9, 2011

US computer giant Hewlett-Packard announced on Thursday that its rival to Apple's hot-selling iPad, the HP TouchPad, will go on sale in the United States on July 1.

HP plans workplace tablet by year's end: Whitman

February 23, 2012

Hewlett-Packard will take another shot at Apple's iPad with the release late this year of a tablet computer geared for work instead of play, chief executive Meg Whitman said Thursday.

Recommended for you

Dutch create world's largest man-made wave

October 5, 2015

In a country where most people live below sea level, studying the oceans is a matter of survival. Now Dutch scientists have created the world's biggest man-made wave in a bid to prepare for the worst.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.