HP ElitePad 900 review

HP ElitePad 900 evaluation

The HP ElitePad 900 is a Home windows Eight pill that targets enterprise customers. It was introduced in October 2012 however reached the Indian market solely final month. Home windows Eight is the primary iteration of the desktop working system that was optimised for contact use. In truth after the discharge of the OS, makers determined to supply hybrid gadgets that mash keyboards and contact screens collectively in several methods.

The USP of the EliteBook is its elective equipment, additionally referred to as “Sensible Jackets” that stretch its capabilities with additions corresponding to additional battery life, connectivity ports, a keyboard, a stylus or memory-card slots. We attempt to discover out if the pill can change into your solely computing machine changing the laptop computer.

HP ElitePad 900 Design/ Construct

The HP ElitePad 900 is among the extra modern Home windows Eight tablets that we have come throughout. Its type issue is fairly just like the iPad barring the thickness. The ElitePad is even slightly lighter than the present technology iPad. The pill is generally fabricated from aluminium barring a black strip on the again, in the direction of the highest that’s fabricated from plastic and encloses the mobile and Wi-Fi antennas. The aluminium again extends until the entrance enclosing the bezel. Nonetheless the bezel just isn’t flush with the body and there is some hole. It has rounded corners.


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Trying on the pill from the entrance in panorama mode (horizontally), you will discover an influence/screen-lock button on the highest left fringe of the pill, and a display screen rotation lock and three.5mm headset jack on high proper edge. There’s additionally a quantity rocker on the left facet, in the direction of the again of the pill. We discovered this slightly odd as you will not have entry to it if the pill is mendacity on its again on a tough floor. There is a flap for the micro-SIM card and microSD card at practically the identical place on the fitting facet. The flap opens via a pin-hole primarily based ejection mechanism just like the answer present in some smartphones. The Eight-megapixel rear shooter and an LED flash are positioned on the high proper nook (trying on the pill’s again in panorama mode).

There is a proprietary connector and two speaker grills on the backside.
The entrance of the pill is dominated by the 10-inch show. There is a Home windows button sitting within the center, under the show, and a entrance going through digital camera able to recording 1080p video, above the show.
General, we discovered the HP ElitePad 900 to be sturdy when it comes to construct high quality and pleasing when it comes to design.

HP ElitePad 900 Show

The ElitePad 900 has a 10.1-inch multi-touch show with Gorilla Glass 2, which sports activities a decision of 1280×800 pixels. The display screen is vivid and vivid and makes utilizing the pill a great expertise. Textual content and pictures seem sharp and movies look vibrant. Nonetheless we noticed that the display screen was very reflective and under-sun visibility was not too good.
There’s one draw back; Home windows Eight requires a minimal decision of 1366×768 pixels if you wish to snap apps. The snap mode permits customers to run and think about two apps concurrently. There are experiences that Microsoft plans to alter the requirement with the Home windows Blue replace however for now you’d not be capable of use this performance with the ElitePad pill. Contact was fairly responsive, nonetheless, desktop apps with small buttons are slightly troublesome to make use of and we might advocate a stylus (not included) for that.

HP ElitePad 900 Digicam

The pill sports activities an Eight-megapixel rear digital camera with auto-focus and an LED flash. It takes good pictures in each daylight and synthetic mild. Nonetheless, the bundled YouCam app lacks manual-focus, and we noticed some lag whereas clicking pictures. Trying on the photos, we will say that it is among the finest pill cameras we have used. Whereas, we’re undecided if a variety of customers would click on photos with a 10-inch pill, it is good to have a great high quality choice to fall again upon.


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The entrance going through digital camera presents 1080p video recording and is nice for video conferencing. The movies recorded with it indoors had been slightly grainy, although.
Equipment
As we talked about earlier, HP touts Enlargement Jackets as one of many main USPs of the pill. The corporate says that one can use a distinct jacket for various use circumstances, along with the dock that turns the pill right into a desktop PC, making it match for enterprise use.


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Our evaluation unit got here with two jackets. One in all them was the growth jacket that gives two USB ports, an HDMI port and a SD/MMC card reader. The jacket can even accommodate an additional battery that must be bought individually. As per HP the additional battery can improve the pill’s backup to as much as 20 hours. The jacket will increase the majority of the pill however has a smooth rubber end making the pill simpler to carry. One has to slip the pill contained in the jacket by eradicating the highest. The removable half doesn’t latch tightly so if somebody holds the pill from the highest, it would slide away.

The opposite jacket, also called the productiveness jacket, presents a chiclet keyboard along with appearing as a case that gives 2 USB ports, an SD/MMC card reader and the pill’s proprietary charging port. The jacket has a hinged body and a magnetic base that permits you to place the pill upright and use it like a laptop computer. This jacket additionally sports activities a smooth rubberised end and makes the pill an ideal laptop computer alternative.


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We additionally acquired the desktop dock that options 4 USB ports (together with one excessive pace port), an Ethernet port, an HDMI port, a VGA port, and a Kensington lock. One can merely slide the pill on the dock and use the extra connectivity choices. Sadly, the dock comes with its personal energy adapter that must be plugged in always if one needs to make use of it. The pill costs when it is docked and there is no option to forestall that.

HP ElitePad 900 Software program

The pill comes with Home windows Eight Professional, which is essentially the most touch-friendly model of the OS. The pill comes with some pre-installed apps together with CyberLink YouCam, CyberLink Media Suite, HP Pagelift (a device that permits you to scan paperwork and straighten them), HP Wi-fi Hotspot, HP ePrint, LANDesk Administration Suite, Skype, Evernote Contact, Skitch and Amazon Kindle. It additionally bundles enterprise safety instruments corresponding to Security Supervisor, Credential Supervisor, Password Supervisor, Computrace, Sparekey, Drive Encryption and HP BIOS Settings via HP Shopper Safety. It additionally consists of Absolute Information Shield that permits you to find and handle the machine remotely.


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We want the pill had include Microsoft Workplace pre-installed as nicely because it’s focusing on enterprise customers.

Efficiency/ Battery life

The HP ElitePad 900 is powered by a 1.Eight GHz Twin-core Intel Atom (Z2760) Clover Path Processor. The pill has 2GB of RAM and options Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GPU. In our utilization we discovered that the pill carried out nicely in every day duties together with shopping the net, enjoying some informal Home windows Eight video games, utilizing a textual content editor, and watching HD movies. We do not assume that the customers HP is focusing on with the pill would play graphics intensive 3D video games.
The pill presents a great Home windows Eight expertise besides lacking the Snap view performance. With informal use the pill delivers shut to six hours of battery backup although HP claims that it presents a utilization time of 10 hours. It is price mentioning that we used the pill with the display screen brightness set to the very best stage, and a few third get together apps sending push notifications, so your mileage might fluctuate.

The pill presents Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity and we had been in a position to simply set-up the pill to be used with our 3G community via its cell broadband settings.

With Home windows Eight Professional you can even obtain legacy Home windows app together with Metro/ Trendy UI apps which might be solely obtainable via the Home windows retailer. It is slightly cumbersome to make use of legacy/ desktop apps and even the common Home windows settings via the contact display screen. Thoughts you, the contact enabled ‘PC settings’ menu nonetheless does not characteristic a variety of superior settings for which you continue to want to fireplace up the management panel.

Verdict

The HP ElitePad is a good Home windows Eight machine when it comes to portability. It is modern, mild and straightforward to hold. It additionally presents a plethora of choices if you wish to develop it and use it like a laptop computer or a desktop PC via the growth jackets. Nonetheless, as a standalone machine, with out further equipment, we’re undecided in the event you’d be capable of use it as your solely computing machine. The pill lacks a USB or microUSB port, though a convertor is out there as an elective accent. There are usually not many good contact optimised Home windows Eight apps (Metro apps) obtainable at this time limit. Even the Metro model of Workplace is just anticipated later this yr.


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At a worth of Rs. 43,500, the pill is priced a bit on the upper facet. In order for you the jackets, you’d should fork out Rs. 6,999 for the growth jacket, and Rs. 9,999 for the docking station. The additional battery additionally prices Rs. 5,000. The equipment make the pill an entire Home windows Eight machine that gives elevated flexibility, however we really feel at the least one of many jackets ought to have been bundled with the pill on the worth. The whole price of the set-up make it an costly proposition. We advocate that you simply additionally have a look at some touch-screen laptops and extremely books in the event you’re not proscribing your self to a pill.


Execs

  • Nice display screen
  • Good digital camera

Cons

  • No built-in USB/ micro-USB port
  • Not precisely a price for cash proposition
  • No snap mode as a result of low decision

 

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HP ElitePad 900 review
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