HP ElitePad 900 with stylus

HP has today announced a brand new Windows 8 tablet aimed at enterprise users called the ElitePad 900. The 10-inch slate boasts a premium aluminum chassis — like HP’s EliteBook notebooks — with a sturdy Gorilla Glass display that promises to withstand three-foot drops.

In addition to a speedy Intel Clover Trail processor, the ElitePad boasts 2GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB solid-state storage options — both of which are expandable via the microSD card slot. It’s also packing an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera capable of shooting 1080p high-definition video, and 3G/4G connectivity.

Because it’s aimed at business customers, the ElitePad features a clever digital stylus, and drive encryption to keep your data safe. It also launches with a number of business-minded accessories: there are two “SmartJackets” that are not only designed to protect the device from general wear and tear, but also extent its functionality.

HP ElitePad 900 with keyboard

One SmartJacked features two built-in USB ports, a HDMI port, a full-size memory card slot, and space for an additional battery which adds an extra 8 hours of power. The other features a built-in keyboard that turns the ElitePad into a little notebook.

HP hasn’t yet disclosed the ElitePad 900′s price tag, but it has said that the device will go on sale in the United States in January.

[Via: Engadget]

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