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HP Introduces 64-bit Atom Tablets
Today, HP introduced two tablets powered by the 64-bit Intel Atom processor: the redesigned HP ElitePad 1000 and the new HP ProPad 600. Both are available with an array of accessories for enhanced mobility and security.
Upgraded with a brighter and more durable touchscreen, the ElitePad 1000 offers a 16:10 aspect ratio, 4G connectivity and Window 8.1 compatibility. The company's thinnest tablet to date at 9.2 mm, the ElitePad weighs 1.5 pounds and features a 10.1-inch WUXGA multi-touch panel. Other specs include:
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display screen
- CNC-machined aluminum unibody chassis
- Optional Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE modem
- 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage
- LPDDR3 1067 MHz, 4 GB memory
A variety of features can be added on via HP's Smart Jacket accessories. For example, the Expansion Jacket extends battery life and offers additional connectivity options; the Productivity Jacket provides a built-in keyboard, USB ports, adjustable stand and more; and the Security Jacket includes multifactor user authentication through smart card support and a fingerprint reader.
The HP ElitePad is expected to be available in March for a starting price of $739.
The ProPad 600 offers Windows 8.1, preloaded HP apps and up to 64 GB of storage — plus a microSD expansion slot for 32 GB more space. Other specs include:
- 10-inch WUXGA Corning Gorilla Glass display
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Built-in micro-HDMI
- Integrated HP ePrint software
Microsoft Defender18 provides protection against virus attacks and other threats, while a software-based TPM solution protects against identity theft and certificate-based hacks.
The HP ProPad is expected to be available in April; pricing not yet set.
For more information, go to the HP site.
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