And so it begins – HP has just officially announced that they plan to get back in on the tablet game, finally attempting to recoup from their losses with their last attempt, the HP TouchPad. The first step towards redemption begins with the new HP ElitePad 900, an Intel tablet running Windows 8 Pro, being marketing primarily for the business market.
The HP ElitePad 900 comes with a 10″ capacitive touchscreen, and its 9.2mm thin body is stuffed with a next-generation Intel Atom “Clover Trail” processor, 2GB of RAM, and an advertised 10 hour battery life. The display itself, arguably the most important aspect of any tablet, has a 1280 x 800 resolution – more than fairly disappointing when you factor in that the current generation iPad has over double the amount of pixels for what will likely be less money.
Availability and pricing are non-existant as of yet, other than HP saying that they’re shooting for a January release in the United States, and that they’ll have some fancy accessories including a fancy new case with its own battery, USB ports, SD card reader, and HDMI port ready at launch.