HP has rolled out a Windows 8-powered tablet targeted specifically at business users with enterprise grade features functionality and support.
The HP ElitePad 900 tablet is designed to be paired with a range of ElitePad Smart Jackets that add specific connectivity options, accessories and additional batteries for longer run time.
HP says the tablet offers the stability, enhanced security and enhancement manageability that enterprise users require.
"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," explained HP exec Todd Bradley. "The HP ElitePad meets all those tests. It combines the great style and user experience consumers demand with the features IT requires."
The tablet features a 10.1-inch screen and weighs 1.5 pounds. Although the ElitePad 900 is only 9.2 mm thick, the display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and uses a CNC machined aluminum frame. As expected, the tablet is equipped with next-generation Intel mobile processors and supports touch, stylus and voice input.
As noted above, HP also introduced a Productivity Jacket for the ElitePad that boasts an integrated keyboard, connectivity ports, memory card reader - all while allowing the tablet screen to be adjusted for comfortable viewing. The Expansion Jacket adds USB, HDMI, and other connectivity options as well as a battery for longer run time.
The tablet boasts a front-facing camera with 1080p resolution and eight-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. Additional features include wireless hotspot functionality and the ability to spool to networked HP printers without having to download drivers. The tablet is slated to launch in January with pricing to be announced closer to launch.