In addition to the new enterprise tablet HP ElitePad 1000 that have been unveiled by HP at MWC in Barcelona, HP also unveiled the cheaper small business ProPad 600 G1 enterprise tablet.
(UPDATED: This tablet was later renamed to HP Pro Tablet 610 G1.)
To be launched in April, this 10.1-inch tablet will come in 4 different configurations altogether:
Windows 8.1 32/64-bit, or Windows 8.1 Pro 32/64-bit.
The processor choices are the quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z3795, or the quad-core 1.46GHz Intel Atom Z3775.
The 64-bit tablets will get 4GB of LPDDR3 (1067 MHz) RAM, while the 32-bit tablets will make do with 2GB of LPDDR3 (1067 MHz) RAM. Storage options are 32GB and 64GB, but the microSD card slot supports SDXC cards up to a whopping 2TB! Now all we need are actual 2TB memory cards. But at least you know it can support the largest 256GB cards.
The other specs are a 10.1-inch screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a good 1920 x 1200 resolution. For creating images yourself, it has a 2MP front camera with webcam LED indicator, and a 8MP rear camera.
The sensors fitted to the HP ProPad 600 G1, are ambient light sensor, accelerometer, e-compass, gyro, and hall-effect sensor. And the battery has a very welcome 8380mAh capacity, although with a Full HD display, that will come in handy too.
For Internet connection we will have to do with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2×2 and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
It will be launched in April 2014 for under $699, with prices to be announced by HP then.
– Tom Bowen