Apple knew the day would come when their mighty iPad would not be the only choice anymore, but they have had a good run. In the last year or so rival tablet makers have certainly stepped up to the plate, and while three have been a decent amount of choice for the consumer, business users were not so lucky. However, they will be pleased to know that the release of the HP ElitePad 900 in January will change all that.
The HP ElitePad 900 is already up for pre-order and there is a decent choice available from the range to fit most needs, and there’s also a good range of HP ElitePad 900 accessories as well, which includes a few expansion options, although there is still no word on the price of those accessories. Looking on HP’s shopping webpage we can see that there are 9 options for this upcoming tablet with pricing starting at $649.00 and going up to $1,217.00, but then you do get a very powerful system and 64GB SSD storage for that price. We can see that some people will get a little confused and will want to know if the HP Envy x2 is a better choice for them, but just remember that this hybrid tablet is not as powerful, so you are just paying a little extra for the ability to turn this from a tablet to a laptop in no time at all.
We’ll talk more about the HP ElitePad 900 options at a later date, but for now let’s just see what accessories will be available to you once the device is released. Firstly there will be the expansion jacket, which will give your new HP tablet a greater choice of ports, but the best part is how this will help improve your productivity thanks to a slot for the HP ElitePad Jacket Battery. That’s not all there’s also a desktop docking station, which will allow you to keep your tablet fully charged and also a keyboard to make typing much easier if you have a few documents or emails to get done back at the office. The final accessory is the HP Executive Tablet Pen, which allows you to take notes or draw direct to the ElitePad’s screen.
While the HP ElitePad 900 price will be too steep for some, you have to remember that this tablet is aimed at the business user, but how will it perform compared to the iPad only time will tell.