HP is launching two new lines of business-friendly 10 inch Windows tablets with Intel Atom Bay Trail processors this spring. The HP ElitePad 1000 is a premium model with a metal case, 4GB of RAM, at least 64GB of storage, support for a digital pen, and optional cellular connectivity.
The HP ProPad 600 is a cheaper model with a plastic case and options for configurations starting at 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
HP unveiled the new tablets in February, and now the HP ElitePad 1000 is up for pre-order. It’s expected to ship in late May. Pricing and availability for the ProPad 600 is a bit harder to come by, but HP has revealed more details about all of its new business tablets.
There are a variety of configurations of the new premium business tablet, but most models seem to share these specs:
- 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Multi-touch capacitive digitizer and digital pen support
- Intel Atom Z3795 quad-core CPU
- 4GB of RAM
- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit or Windows 8.1 64-bit
- 8MP rear camera and 2.1MP front-facing camera
- 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
- microSDXC card slot
- 30Whr battery
- 7″ x 10.3″ x 0.36″
- 1.5 pounds
The ElitePad 1000 will be available with a choice of 64GB or 128GB of storage, optional HSPA+ and LTE connectivity, and support for ElitePad expansion jackets with extra goodies such as extended batteries, keyboards, and security features.
The cheaper tablet will also come in a variety of configurations, and customers have a chocie of:
- Intel Atom Z3775 or Atom Z3795 processor
- 2GB or 4GB of RAM
- 32GB r 64GB of storage
- Windows 8.1 32-bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit
All models will have a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro HDMI port, micro USB port, and microSD card slot.
The tablets measure 10.2″ x 7.2″ x 0.4″ and weigh 1.44 pounds and feature 31Whr non-removable batteries.
While the ProPad 600 will support 64-bit versions of Windows, you’ll need to opt for 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage to get a model with 64-bit software.
Select systems will also ship with a free Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 license, but HP says that software is not to be used for “commercial, non-profit, or revenue-generating activities.”