HP has two new tablets in the works, one with Google Android software, and the other with Windows.
While the two devices have different operating systems, the rest of the hardware seems to be pretty much the same.
Notebook Italia uncovered some details about the upcoming HP Slate Pro 10 and HP Pro Tablet 10.
Update: HP has officially launched the new tablets. They’re aimed at the education market and prices start at $279.
Both tablets feature Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processors, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. And each has a 10.1 inch display, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC.
The tablets earn the “Pro” in their names thanks to a stylus that HP includes, allowing you to write or draw on the screen. But don’t expect an active digitizer for pressure-sensitive input for brush strokes or for moving a mouse cursor by hovering the stylus above the screen. The tablets have passive pens which interact with the screens much the way your fingertip would.
HP will reportedly launch a few different variations of the tablets. The HP Slate Pro 10 EE G1 features Android software, while the HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 runs Windows 8.1.
The cheapest Windows model will run Windows 8.1 with Bing software and ship without a pen, while higher-en models will run Windows 8.1 standard and come with a stylus. Note that the only real difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 with Bing is that device makers agree to ship the Bing edition devices with Bing as the default search engine for Internet Explorer. You can always change this later.
HP will also offer models with 3G capabilities, at least in Europe.
We first spotted evidence of the HP Pro Tablet EE G1 when it showed up at the FCC last year. But now some European retailers are showing prices and specs for the new tablets, and there are a few documents on the HP website confirming the existence of these new tablets.
looks like its got bigger bezels than my HP Touchpads from 2011.
Still using those touchpads, thanks Leo!
Interesting that even these cheap generic looking tablets have NFC while it is notably absent from some higher end Android tablets these days – like Samsung Tab S, that spiffy new Dell 8″ with Real Sense technology, and others as well. I don’t understand that.
I can buy a cheap Samsung point and shoot camera and it brilliantly comes with NFC to interact with your tablet or phone. However I can’t use it with Samsung’s best tablets?
Remember when HP gave a crap?
Actually…no, I can’t.
very … retro lol
i have a hp slatebook x2 it a good device but i will never buy a hp product again because they dont update there devices im still running android 4.3 also 55 euros for a cable to connect to the pc
I’ll wait til they kill their tablet line again and buy these for $1.
I will never buy from HP again.
Holy cow, is the bezel really that fat?
Here is a dual boot candidate!
Make it happen, manufacturers!
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