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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Excerpt: With the ElitePad 900, HP is making a better case than I expected for the business-grade, Atom-powered Windows 8 tablet. Using roughly the same form factor as the HP Envy X2 (sans the keyboard dock), the ElitePad has been designed from the inside out to be a business-fleet tool.
Conclusion: The HP ElitePad 900 brings Windows 8 slate tablet computing to SMB and enterprise businesses, but unless you're standardized on HP products, there are better choices out there.
Pros: 16x10 aspect ratio on display. Simple design. Full size HDMI on Expansion Jacket. Enterprise ready accessories. Has NFC.
Cons: No ports on tablet chassis, requires Expansion Jacket for USB, HDMI, etc. No alternate charging. MicroSD and SIM slot requires paper clip. Limited multimedia creation. Doesn't work with Wacom digitizer stylus.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a solid work-friendly tablet with mobile broadband and the option of adding lots of connectivity, either via the desktop dock or the Expansion Jacket, the ElitePad 900 is an excellent choice.
Pros: Versatile Smart Jacket design adds ports, a keyboard, and can extend battery life, Nice-looking screen, Tablet is relatively light
Cons: Tablet lacks connectivity without Smart Jackets, which cost extra, Productivity Jacket (keyboard) is expensive and disappointing, Lower-resolution screen than competing devices