HP on Thursday launched seven new tablets in India, targeted at enterprise customers. The tablets had been announced earlier this year globally. The HP Pro Slate 8 and HP Pro Slate 12 will hit shelves starting May this year with a starting price tag of Rs. 33,000 and Rs. 41,500 respectively, while the HP Pro Tablet 408 G1, Pro Slate 10 EE and Pro Tablet 10 EE are already available starting from Rs. 23,500, Rs. 22,000, and Rs. 25,000 respectively. Finally, the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet and ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet are expected to reach by July and will be priced starting from Rs. 85,000.
As for the specifications, the HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 respectively feature a 7.86-inch full-HD QXGA (2048x1536 pixels) display and 12.3-inch (1600x1200 pixels) display. Both the tablets run Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and are powered by 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoCs coupled with 2GB of RAM. While the Pro Slate 8 comes in 16GB and 32GB storage variants, the Pro Slate 12 comes in only a 32GB storage variant. Both tablets offer expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options on both the tablets include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and Near Field Communication (NFC).
Both the HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 tablets come bundled with the company's new HP Duet Pen, which it touts is "the first to use Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen technology." Both also equip an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. A 37WHr Li-Po battery backs the larger tablet, while a 21WHr Li-Po battery backs the smaller one.
The HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 comes with Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro with Bing OS option out-of-the-box. Some of the other key features of the tablet are 8-inch HD (1280x800 pixels) IPS display; Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor (1.33GHz, up to 2.16GHz using Intel Burst Technology, 2MB cache, 4 cores, 4 threads); 2GB of RAM; an 8-megapixel AF rear facing camera; a 2-megapixel front facing camera; 32GB/ 64GB storage variant options expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), and a 4800mAh Li-ion battery. Details can be found on the product's listing page.
The HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 comes with Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8.1/Windows 8.1 With Bing/Windows 8.1 Pro for Education OS options, while the Pro Slate 10 EE G1 runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. Both are powered by an Intel Atom Z3735G/Z3735F processor options (1.33GHz base frequency, 1.83GHz burst frequency, 2MB cache, 4 cores) coupled with 1GB/ 2GB of RAM options and feature a 10.1-inch WXGA (1200x800 pixels) display. While the Pro Slate 10 EE G1 comes in 16GB/ 32GB inbuilt storage options and can expand via microSD card (up to 32GB), the Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). More details of both tablets are available on company's India website.
Lastly, the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet and ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged Tablet tablets, which are not yet listed on company's India website, both feature a 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920x1200 pixels) resolution displays. The tablets run on Windows 8.1 Pro OS (the ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare is also available with Windows 8.1) and are powered by Intel Atom Z3795 processor (1.6GHz base frequency, 2.39GHz burst frequency, 2MB cache, 4 cores) coupled with 4GB of RAM. As for storage, both equip 128GB of inbuilt storage. Both the devices also include 8-megapixel rear and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.