HP’s Windows 8-based ElitePad 900 tablet has now been available for preorder on a $649 price tag. The device is specifically tailored for business users and it will ship at some point in January. The device looks pretty bulky and solid, which is one of the not so nice things defining the business slates…


This product priced a bit under $700 may be considered too pricey for the folks looking at the Windows RT ASUS VivoTab at $499, for example. The basic price gives you the Windows 8 Pro ElitePad model, with an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, a 10.1 inch display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and an active digitizer. The HP device features 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a two cell battery, integrated WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and an 8 megapixel camera at the back.

Other specs include a front camera that does 1080p capture and it’s ideal for videoconferencing, plus there’s a microSD card slot for storage expansion. HP will also provide a version of the tablet with 64 GB of storage and starting at $699. Only $50 for twice the storage is actually a pretty good bargain. An extra $100 gives you GPS, mobile broadband and if you want, there’s a $49 pen accessory, plus a dock and wireless keyboard for more bucks.