2013 – The Year of Touch Screen Computing
Since the introduction of Windows 8, tablets and touch screen notebooks and laptops have started to dominate the market, making 2013 the year of touch screen computing.
HP are the latest company to follow suit with their introduction of the ElitePad 900 – a business tablet which features the full version of Windows 8 Pro. With an elegant, lightweight design and heaps of accessories, HP describe their new gadget as “productivity at your fingertips” and after the disaster of their TouchPad back in 2011 (sales did not meet the company’s expectations) it is hoped the ElitePad will put HP back on the tablet market.
Although the resolution display of this device may not be as crisp or dazzling as non-Windows tablets like the iPad, the excellent viewing angles, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage make the ElitePad ideal for business users. The front 1080 pixel camera is perfect for video conference calls and there is also an 8 megapixel camera on the back.
ElitePad 900 Accessories
One of the major advantages of HP’s new tablet is its flexibility. The specially designed docking station and keyboard transforms this elegant gadget into a desktop computer, making it a must for business workers. ‘Smart jackets’ also extend the tablets capabilities, offering HDMI and USB connectors, and the jacket battery can almost double the machine’s battery life from around 8 to 15 hours.
The ElitePad 900 is fully IT serviceable, including screens, battery, memory and storage, offering business owners peace of mind.
International airline company Emirates are HP’s official launch partner for the new device, as part of their campaign to introduce in-flight Windows 8 tablets, improving customer service. The ElitePad enabled the company to produce a knowledge driven in-flight service app that allows cabin crew to access core customer relationship management and human resources information. By providing crew members with alerts on security, tracking passenger seat swaps and taking payments for upgrades, the ElitePad will enable the airline to offer a unique customer experience.
Priced at £479 excluding accessories and VAT, the ElitePad is no bargain, but with dozens of handy features, accessories and add ons, it seems HP mean business.
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