HP officially announced their first new tablets for 2015 today on January 20, unveiling as many as 8 new tablets at one time. So what are the new tablets from HP this year?
HP Pro Slate 8
This is a 7.9-inch Android tablet, with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB 800 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM, a 2048 x 1536 resolution display with a 4:3 aspect ratio, and 8mm thickness. HP promises enterprise security. The display ought to be durable, as it features Gorilla Glass 4. It has a HP Duet Pen digitizer too. It launches in January, starting at $449.
HP Pro Slate 12
A 12.3-inch Android tablet, with the 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, with the same 4:3 aspect ratio, 1600 x 1200 resolution display, and 8mm thickness as the Pro Slate 8, with enterprise security on this slate too, in addition to the HP Duet Pen digitizer. The price is $569.
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
The Elitex2 G1 is a rugged 11.6-inch (HD/FHD options) 2-in-1 Windows 8.1 tablet with 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 7, depending on what you need. The Intel Core M processor helps it chances of becoming a hit too. It has a lightweight keyboard and and optional Wacom digitizer pen and wireless dock. It will become available in late January for $899.
HP Pro Tablet 408 G1
An 8-inch Windows 8.1 Pro / or “with Bing” tablet powered by a Intel Atom Z3736F processor, with a 1280 x 800 resolution display, 8MP rear camera with flash, up to 64GB storage, micro-HDMI port, and some level of enterprise security. The launch price is $299, available in January.
HP Pro Tablet 10 EE
This is a 10.1-inch 32-bit Windows 8.1 tablet meant for school, so HP made it semi-rugged with a IP52 rating. 1280 x 800 screen, 1GB/2GB RAM, and Intel Atom Z3735G processor are the main specs. It can be bought with an optional stylus, as well as keyboard. It launches in January for $349.
HP Pro Slate 10 EE
The Slate 10 EE is just like the Windows version 10 EE, only that the Slate 10 EE runs Android instead. Otherwise it has the same light-rugged protection, 10.1-inch HD screen, 1GB/2GB RAM, Intel Atom Z3735F/G options, and optional stylus and keyboard. The price is $279.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet
This is a 10.1-inch rugged Windows 8.1 tablet with a water and dust protection of IP65 rating. It has a Intel Atom Z3795 processor, 4GB RAM, a Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution display, a 2D barcode reader, and a battery life of up to 20 hours. But when it launches in February, it will cost $1,599 too.
HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet
As the name indicates, this is not a consumer tablet. Nonetheless, the surface of this tablet have been given a antimicrobial treatment, it has a 2D barcode reader, and it’s semi-rugged.
– Tom Bowen