Summary: I see reviews and reports saying that the elitepad does not support windows 8 snapping features. It does once it is upgraded to 8.1 and the resolution jumps to 1280... This is a great machine, HP just didn't market it right. Its an outright bargain. Win 8\8.1 pro, 64 GB of internal storage, expandable via micro SD, expansion jackets and docks... Great... This is a better buy than a surface rt or surface rt 2 unless you just have to have a kick stand and usb on the unit.
Summary: This ElitePad is beautifully engineered. I wish it had more memory though. I like 32 bit windows 8 as you can use 16 bit programs from the past (I know, counter-intuitive to what touch screen apps are about) But I don't care much for win8 apps anyway. At home I plug in a mouse and keyboard (I bought the jacket, otherwise no USB ports!) I also bought microSD memory which is stuck into the paperclip hidden port to extend storage.
Summary: To this point, I have had nothing but trouble with it. Turned on first time, made some settings. Next day tried to turn it on, and it would not turn on. Talked to tech support and ended up sending to HP. Received it back 4 days later, tried to use, and it would not recognize wi-fi. Spent over 2 hours on the phone with a very patient helpful tech support person. Finally resolved the problem after doing a reset. The reset lost many accessories/programs.
Summary: It just so happened that my old desktop PC crashed completly just before I received by new Elitepad, so I decided to jump in and purchased the docking station and converted my old hard drive to an external USB drive. Added an adapter for USB for my keybd/mouse and I was all set. I now have a working tablet (portable) when I want it, or if I dock it I have access to all my family documents/work that has accumulated over the years. It is working great for me.
Summary: Admittedly I'm new to Win 8 and touch screens, but I've got plenty of experience with desktop and laptop PCs. My first few days with my Elite Pad have been an exercise in frustration. Every other computer in my house runs smoothly with the modem and router I have set up, but the HP Elite Pad is impossible to get to connect to the Internet.