HP has quietly added a new Android tablet to its line of business tablets. The HP Slate 8 Pro Business Tablet is a slightly updated version of the Slate 8 Pro consumer model that launched in late 2013.
There are a few key differences. The new tablet ships with Android 4.4 KitKat instead of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It includes support for NFC wireless communication. And it sells for $349 from the HB business site (instead of $330 from the home & office).
The rest of the specs are pretty much the same.
Like its predecessor, the new tablet features an 8 inch, 1600 x 1200 pixel display with a 4:3 aspect ratio, and an NVIDIA Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core CPU. Those specs make it one of the most powerful Android tablets available… or they would if the tablet didn’t also ship with just 1GB of RAM.
It features 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, micro HDMI port, and micro USB cable. There’s an 8MP rear camera and 720p front-facing camera, and the tablet has a 21Whr battery which HP says is good for up to 11.5 hours of run time.
The HP Slate 8 Pro Business tablet features 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and support for Miracast wireless display streaming. The tablet measures 8.7″ x 5.6″ x 0.4″ and weighs about 1 pound.