If someone else is footing the bill, HP's expensive ElitePad 900 and its accessory ecosystem cover a lot of bases, but this isn't going to be a consumer crossover product.
A corporate-minded Atom tablet with plenty of accessories
If it's not making smartphones again (yet), HP can at least use Intel's new Atom chips to help expand its mobile device portfolio.
The HP ElitePad 900 is a Windows 8 tablet for business types, complete with all manner of docks and a stylus.
The HP ElitePad 900 is a full Windows 8 tablet for business users. It's coming in January.
With tablet market growth shrinking, Microsoft and HP are well positioned in the one market that still has decent growth potential: business.
Hewlett-Packard's latest tablet is described as the new "64-bit ElitePad" -- a sign that Windows 8.1 tablets running on Intel's Bay Trail chip will begin to go 64-bit.
For six bucks or less, you can score some of the all-time great casual games (Bejeweled, Peggle, etc.), with 100 percent of your purchase going straight to charity.
The 7- and 8-inch models reportedly will come with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, but not Outlook.
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