HP Launches 10.1-Inch Poly TC10 Tablet For Microsoft Teams And Other Conference Calls And Meetings Software

HP launched a range of new hardware and software for use with Microsoft Teams today, in an effort to expand the usefulness of remote work and collaboration between multiple devices involved in such processes.

One of the products is the 10.1-inch Poly TC10 tablet, made by HP's subsidiary Poly. This tablet replaces the smaller Poly TC8 that's been on the market for a while.

The Poly TC10 is generally just meant to be a controller for the more advanced Microsoft Teams setups, and not a conference call viewer, since that's intended to take place on the larger screens instead.

So this is just a HD tablet with a 1280 x 800 resolution display, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and for some real meeting room cred, it has a RJ45 port on the back as well.

In addition to tablet sensors such as a proximity sensor and even a ultra-sonic emitter, this tablet is rare by actually featuring an air quality sensor too. So I guess if you hear one too many crazy ideas during a conference call, you can check the sensor to see if there's still enough oxygen in the room.

Either way it will be compatible with most other Poly meeting hardware as well as Zoom Rooms on Windows. And it can be used with Google Meet too.

The OS is Poly, and is only intended for conference calls, so users don't have to open up a bunch of apps to start using it. Instead it will intuitively show how to start new calls, available meeting rooms, when the next conference call is scheduled, and there are even large side LEDs that can show if a meeting room is available, and so on.

HP announced the Poly TC10 tablet as a part of new expanded features of the new Poly Lens App for Microsoft Teams Rooms, new Poly Studio Base Room Kits for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows
and a few new types of surround sound headsets and 4K webcams.

– Tom Bowen