HP ElitePad 900 Business Tablet and Accessories Review
17 April 2014
Summary: Overall, HP's ElitePad is a really promising business tablet at a fair price of $750 for the 32GB version, or $800 for the boosted 64GB of storage. The high cost of additional accessories might be off-putting for some customers, but you can rest assured they should be a high-quality investment if you decide it'll be worthwhile to pick some up.
Pros: Sleek and Durable Design:, Designed For IT Simplicity:, Fantastic Accessories:
Cons: Limited Functionality Without Expensive Accessories:, Conflicting Accessories:, Multitasking Performance Suffers:, Sound Buzzing Through Headphone Jack:
HP Elitepad 900 review: average tablet, crazy price
8 March 2014
Excerpt: It’s difficult to make sense of HP’s Elitepad 900. This 10.1” tablet runs Windows 8 and offers the portability that makes any tablet a smart buy, yet it carries an asking price that puts it in competition with laptops that offer far more operating power. Hewlett Packard has taken a form factor that started as an affordable consumer device, and has turned it into an expensive business machine. When you consider the history of computing generally, it’s going backwards.
Summary: The HP ElitePad 900 is a business Windows 8 tablet with a rare touch of style and class. The 10.1" Windows tablet is as good looking as the attractive HP Envy x2, with an aluminum back, tapered sides and a clean design. It's slim and at 1.38 lbs. the ElitePad is little bit lighter than the Retina iPad.
Conclusion: The HP ElitePad 900 is a business-worthy Windows 8 tablet that a consumer could love. The jackets remind us of the grand days of the HP iPAQ and its sleeves: they make the device useful in a variety of scenarios while maintaining portability and augmenting battery life. Build quality is top notch, the design is extremely attractive and the tablet is one of the lightest 10" tablets on the market, regardless of OS.
Pros: Lovely design with aluminum casing, sharp IPS display, a variety of useful expansion jackets and docks make this very versatile.
Cons: Expensive, not lighter than an Ultrabook when paired with the keyboard jacket. The Intel Atom Z2760 isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Few ports on tablet itself.
HP ElitePad 900 accessories review: extremely versatile
9 August 2013
Excerpt: We already reviewed the HP ElitePad, a stylish Windows tablet with an aluminium body running on an Intel Atom processor. Today we'll take a closer look at the myriad of accessories that really turn this tablet into a versatile mobile device.
Summary: The HP ElitePad 900 is available in two variants—32GB storage with Windows 8 and 64GB storage with Windows 8 Pro. These are priced at an MRP of Rs 43,500 and Rs 49,200 respectively, which is not quite bad for an Atom-powered Windows 8 tablet with 3G SIM support. If the device had built-in USB 2.0 and HDMI ports along with a full HD display, it would have been good bang for the buck.
Summary: The productivity jacket works, but it never feels like its adding to the user experience. The expansion jacket and HP docking station both managed to make the HP ElitePad feel like a more complete device. That isn’t the case with the productivity jacket. Instead the keyboard dock feels like an incomplete solution.
Excerpt: HP ElitePad 900 is a Windows 8 tablet with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels screen, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing one (for video calls), Intel Atom (Clover Trail) processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: The HP ElitePad 900 is the company's first Windows 8 tablet for the enterprise and it is one well designed slate. It's got Gorilla Glass 2 on the front and brushed aluminium finish on the back and there's not a millimetre on this thing that will make you feel like the company cut corners on style. It is indeed quite sturdy and elegant at the same time, but it runs off of an Intel Atom processor and just 2GB of RAM.
Pros: Incredibly light, Rounded edges make it easy to hold with one hand, Responsive touchscreen
Cons: No USB ports on the tablet itself, Additional accessories required to make the most of the tablet, Performance is average at best