HP haven’t released a new tablet since the Intel Core m powered Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet HP Pavilion x2, but next month on September 14 HP will launch a backpack with a built-in large capacity charger called HP Powerup Backpack: https://www.amazon.com/HP-Powerup-Backpack-W7Q03AA-ABC/
I noticed that HP have actually paid a lot of attention to detail with HP Powerup Backpack. For instance, it has a large 84 Wh or 22400 mAh battery capacity, which is very high for a power bank, but not so high that it wouldn’t be legal to take with you on a plane.
The bag/backpack is just large enough to fit a 17.3-inch laptop too, so it will fit all modern portable computer devices, ranging from large laptops to tablets and smartphones.
HP has also given it an intelligent charging system with heat sensors that monitors the charging operation and will adjust accordingly to protect against overheating, and it has sequential charging, so that you can decide the priority of the charging.
The powerbank in the backpack has 3 charging cables included already, but you can also just plug in your own cables. The ports are a USB port with output max 5V/2.4A, and another USB port with max 5V/2.0A, and additionally a max 19.5V/3.33A laptop charger too. The power bank can be separated from the backpack and used by itself too, should you want that.
They’ve even given the backpack its own dedicated headset opening so you can plug in your headset to your phone or tablet while it is charging in the backpack. It can charge any mobile Android, Windows, and Apple device you need with the right plugs.
And while it is padded and the canvas fabric is water resistant, it also comes with its own built-in rain cover.
The price of the HP Powerup Backpack will be $199 at the September 14 release date.
– Tom Bowen