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Back again.. Just bought one of these to try out for a while its the HP Elitepad 900 tablet PC running on Windows 8 platform with an Intel Atom Z2760 dual core CPU with clock speed of 1.5ghz & 1mb cache. Also features 2gb SDRAM at 533mhz clock speed.. So before even saying anything else this one's quite nippy. Dimensions are 178mm by 261mm and weighs in at just over 600g so good size and fairly lightweight.
At first glance we get this stylish modern feel sort of makes me think its a Samsung at first but nope it's actually a HP product. (Not the sauce!) the silver edging gives it the real 21st century look, and with the Microsoft windows logo embroided on the bottom it does feel quite business like and we haven't even powered up yet!
So lets look closely, we are welcomed with the brightly lit display with vivid colours with a max resolution of
1280x800 pixels so a fair bit of room to work with for your portable needs. The unit operates from a 64gb SSD (solid state drive) which is known for faster data transmission rates. The unit also has 2 built in speakers which reaches a fairly decent volume suitable for hearing music within a few metres away, also integrated mic for functions such as video calling etc. internal wifi is of course there also so you've access to your local wireless networks for connectivity, windows 8 is the default platform for this tablet which operates at 32bit. External memory slot is also present for microSDHC cards for easy transportation of data.
I have noticed that these tabs were selling in excess of £500 recently however managed to find a great deal at compadvance.co.uk for £389. In terms of whether its worth this price is ultimately down to what your requirements are and in affect this is a PC aswell as a tab. For a smooth and reliable platform it is the perfect investment for those not to fussy on what sort of OS they're device is running on and of course price will reflect in this. Think carefully android, apple, or Microsoft what's your needs and what suits you best.
Hope this helps one in some way. Thanks for reading
I think the manufacturer of this tablet is aiming mainly the buissnes class of people, so it`s not a good choice for a gaming tablet, in addition it runs on windows 8, not android, and we all know that windows is not really the best for games. Lets get to the good thing about it first. It`s really light, but feels solid and good build. Another good thing is the rather big storage - 64gb internal memory plus slot for a sd card so yo can get even more. One of the main cons is the processor, if you want something powerful and fast this is not a good choice for you. Another bad thing is the price, for this amount of money you could get something really powerful and at the same time well build. In addition to the bad things come the low screen resolution and fact that you have to buy any ports (like usb 2.0) for your tablet.
I have been using this HP Elitepad for 2 weeks now. I replaced my old T1000 laptop for the weight difference and the ability to write on the screen using MS OneNote. I had to get used to Windows 8 and its curious mix of mobile looks and feel and traditional Windows. I also had to be much more conservative with it since I only get 64GB. I used a microSD card, but they're simply too slow for the given performance. The setup was fine with no problems. I had to purchase an USB optical drive for the couple of apps that still come on CD's.
My biggest complaint: all the accessories that I needed, especially the special pen you need to write on the screen, are back ordered for weeks or longer. So my ability to use this pad for business needs has been greatly shattered. Still it is much easier than carrying two laptops on my weekly business trips.
When I was looking at getting a tablet and due to my laptop not being on apple I naturally thought that as I loved the window 8 on my laptop I naturally thought that I would also have it on my tablet. This drawed me toward this HP. The laptop at just over 500 pounds is not cheap at all but i'm a firm believer of what you get what you pay for is I decided to invest a bit of money into it. And as i've used a fair few tablets i've loved the ipad but when you come home you do want something a bit different.
The laptops itself has a good spec with it 2gb of ram which is a the minium that I feel a machine needs without it constantly freezing and even with multiple application running I have had no problems with this at all. But I do warn people that I play very few games on the machine which definately helps and simple only use it to have infront of the television. The 64gb of ram is one of the largest and I ind personally is great for the kids who are able to put load of films on it or the car and means that with cloud storage being so popular these days ,it still possible to use the machine without internet access
The weight of the piece is also another plus which is two pounds which is around the same as an ipad and I personally find is great for the train. In adition the intel processor as well as being fault and not freezing doesn't over heat and doesn't cause me any problems at all.
A massive added bonus that I never even considered when buying this was the assessors and the durable screen. The tablet comes with the option of various keyboards which I personally believe makes it much easier to type and a must even if you are just using it to respond to a simple email when your on holiday. Another really useful thing that I find is the charging cradle that I use as I find that its ever so easy to forget to charge things especially things which are not esential to the everyday running of life. Another thing is the massive durable screen. With the hugely sticky fingers that you are face with as comes with having children,this means that technology gets much more of a testing than it proberbly should and this is the case with the hp. And I am happy to say that the touch screen is as sensative as when it was bought and the piece work in perfect heomony with the windows 8 operating system
So overall this machine is a great choice is you want to not get an ipad. This machine means that if your looking for something that links to you microsoft products all together this is the product for you . But although I can say that you're not missing out on anything if your buying this over an ipad ,I think that this also does not offer anything more.