HP is back in the tablet business. After the huge failure of the HP TouchPad the company is looking to enticing business users with their new offering. HP has introduced the HP ElitePad 900 today and it comes with “enterprise-grade features, functionality and support.” HP is clearly deviating from the consumer market, where Apple’s iPad is the dominant player.
In the press release, the company stated:
Designed for business and government, it features HP ElitePad Smart Jackets, which add connectivity options and an additional ultra-slim battery for longer runtime, along with specific add-ons that customize the tablet for specialized uses.
The HP ElitePad is an ultrathin, lightweight tablet designed for Windows 8 that delivers features to keep IT managers happy and touts a design that employees will crave. It offers the full serviceability, enhanced security and manageability found in HP Elite PCs, and military-grade durability for drops, vibration, dust, temperature extremes and high altitude.
According to HP executive vice president -Todd Bradley, “Businesses used to face a tough purchase decision: 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. The HP ElitePad meets all those tests. It combines the great style and user experience consumers demand with the features IT requires.”
The features and accessories of the HP ElitePad 900 tablet include:
The HP ElitePad 900 Tablet will be available in the United States in January 2013. Pricing information will be announced closer to availability.