Finally, the wait is over as HP has announced its first 64-bit tablets with Windows 8.1 and Intel’s Bay Trail chips. However, the company’s ElitePad 1000 G2 and ProPad 600 G1 are specially targeted for business customers. Both the tablets have 10.1-inch screens with resolutions of 1920 by 1200 pixels. With clock speeds starting at 1.6GHz, the tablets run on Intel’s quad-core Atom processors.
As per the news, the price of the ElitePad will be $739.99 and shipped in March worldwide. While, the price of ProPad 600 was not declared by the company, but it is expected that it will be priced lower because of its less number of features, declared by Derek Everett, a director of worldwide product management for commercial Windows tablets at HP.
The delay occurred in the launch of 64-bit Windows tablets with Atom chips because of the limitations in the OS about some tab features. In the September last year, the first tablet had 32-bit Windows, but Microsoft has finally resolved this problem.
ElitePad Offers Self-repair:
ElitePad is especially in such way between a pure tablet and laptop replacement, the ElitePad 1000 G2 separates from other providers as it comes with self-repair features. The back of the tablet is opened to replace the battery, display, system board, webcam and other important components.
Usually, tablets are highly integrates and sent back to a device maker for repair or replaced, but the self-repair feature in the ElitePad 1000 G2 saves users a lot of time and money. As per the company’s measurement, the tablet weighs 680 grams and offers a battery life of ten hours.
Moreover, it comes with 64GB or 128GB of storage and also offers other features like 8-megapixel rear camera, USB 3.0 and micro-SD slots and 2.1-megapixel front camera. It also comes with optional LTE connectivity, and its Smart Jacket protective covers give users to enjoy additional battery and ports to the tablets.
When it comes to comparing both ProPad 600 and ElitePad 1000, ProPad is not as superior as ElitePad 1000, but it is best option for businesses. Everett said that the core technology of the both tablets is similar.
This tablet offers its users up to 64GB of storage and it weighs 652 grams, but a quite thicker than the ElitePad 1000. Providing 8-megapixel rear and 2.1 mega-pixel front camera, the ProPad has micro-USB 2.0, micro-HDMI and micro-SD ports.
However, this tablet cannot be self-repaired or serviced like ElitePad 1000, but the device is also obtainable with 32-bit Windows.
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