HP had a busy day today in India, announcing no less than 7 new tablets in the country, targeted at the enterprise segment. Those models include the HP Pro Slate 8 and HP Pro Slate 12, that will be available in stores in May of this year.

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The starting price is $530 for the Pro Slate 8 and $667 for the Pro Slate 12. There are also the HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 ($378), Pro Slate 10 EE ($353) and Pro Tablet 10 EE ($402) models in the mix. Finally, the ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet and the rugged ElitePad 1000 G2 are priced starting at a much higher $1300. Specs-wise, the HP Pro Slate 8 brings a 7.86 inch screen with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

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The Pro Slate 12 offers a 12.3 inch screen with a 1600 x 1200 pixel res and it relies on a quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU, together with 2 GB of RAM, just like the Pro Slate 8. The latter comes in 16 GB and 32 GB versions, while the bigger unit only comes with 32 GB of storage. Both their specs lists include microSD card slots, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

The Pro Slate models offer bundled the new HP Duet Pen, that uses Qualcomm’s trademark pen technology. Finally, they’ve got an 8 megapixel back camera and a 2 MP front shooter. HP Pro Slate 12 packs a 37 Whr battery and the HP Pro Slate 8 offers a 21 Whr battery. HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 packs Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro with Bing OS and it includes an 8 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor, clocked at 1.33 GHz or higher using Intel Burst technology.

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It has 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera with AF and a front 2 MP shooter, plus a 4800 mAh and up to 64 GB of storage. HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 runs Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 with Bing, or Windows 8.1 Pro for Education. HP Pro Slate EE G1 relies on KitKat in the meantime. We mentioned these two units together, because they share the Intel Atom Z3735G/Z3735F processor, as well as 1 and 2 GB of RAM respectively and a 10.1 inch 1200 x 800 pixel display.

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The more expensive models, ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet and ElitePad 1000G2 Rugged Tablet carry 10.1 inch Full HD screens, Windows 8.1 Pro and an Intel Atom Z3795 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. They incorporate 8 MP cameras and a 2.1 MP front shooter.

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  • Robert Jasiek

    For its price, the Pro Slate 8 ought to have Android 5. There is no excuse for using the outdated Android 4.4.