HP ElitePad 1000 G2 expected this Month


If you’re looking for a tablet specifically made for business, then look no further than the HP ElitePad 1000 G2. Launched at the Mobile World Congress last month, it’s due to be released this month and we’re looking forward to it.

Side profile of the HP EliteTab 1000 G2
Side profile of the HP EliteTab 1000 G2

The HP ElitePad 1000 G2 has dimensions of 261 x 178 x 9.2 mm and weighs about 680 grams. It is made up of aluminium all round except for a plastic strip at the top of the tablet to allow for antennae to pick Wi-Fi signals and other connectivities. Speaking of connectivity, it has 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0 provisions.

Aluminium casing except for black plastic strip that allows connectivity
Aluminium casing except for black plastic strip that allows connectivity

It has an Intel Bay Trail quad core 1.6GHz processor so it’s fast enough to carry out dayto day office tasks especially when browsing the internet. It is one of the first to run on a 64-Bit Windows 8.1 Pro, meaning  you can install any application, unlike being limited only to the Window Store like some other Windows devices. It also allows you to connect easily to company networks and access your documents whie you’re on the move.

You can always have your meetings done over Skype or other video call applications and the HP EliteTab 1000 enables this with its 2.1 MP front-facing camera. At lunch break you can always mess around in the office with colleagues and take pictures with the rear camera which is not that bad at 8 MP.

Its integrated speakers and digital dual array microphones are improved sound features compared to its predecessor the EliteTab 1000 has

You don’t have to worry about holding it in your hand the whole time or making it lean against a book on your desk. It has a dock that allows you to mount it on a keyboard for an instant transformation into a desktop device.

The EliteTab can be transformed into  a desktop device by docking it
The HP EliteTab 1000 G2 can be transformed into a desktop device by docking it

Its 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, having integrated HD graphics, enables you to view presentations in high definition and when you’re not working, games or movies too. It also has 4GB of RAM and a choice of 64 or 128 GB of storage but if you want, you can add on extra storage with an SDXC card of up to 2 Terabytes. Pretty massive we must say.

It also has an expansion jacket that allows you to add multiple USB ports, video output and card readers.

It is set to cost around $780 (approx. ZMW4,700)  depending on the type and accessories that come with it. We do hope it rolls out to Zambia just as soon as to the rest of the world and we can finally drift away from only seeing iPads and Samsung tablets everywhere we go.
Pictures courtesy of SlashGear, Wind8Apps




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