While HP’s convertible Pavilion x360 laptop is aimed towards students with an affordable price, the company has beefier products to offer as well, the ProPad 600 and the ElitePad 1000. Both devices run on Windows 8.1 and they’re powered by Bay Trail Atom processors.
The HP ProPad 600 is a fresh addition to the company’s lineup. The slate offers a high resolution 10.1-inch display with WUXGA visuals and a Gorilla Glass coating for enhanced protection. Fitted within its 9.9mm form factor is a quad core Intel Atom SOC (32-bit or 64-bit) that’s accompanied by 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage based on the CPU model selected. HP has even included a 2MP webcam as well as an 8MP rear camera and is offering various accessories that are designed for business users.
The new HP ElitePad 1000 is said to be the company’s thinnest tablet to date. It measures 9.2mm thick and also sports a 10.1-inch WUXGA touchscreen like the ProPad 600. The display is layered with Gorilla Glass 2, while the unibody chassis is made from CNC-machined aluminum. A 64-bit Atom processor delivers the steam here, while memory is in the hands of 4GB RAM and options of 64GB or 128GB eMMC storage. The company is offering this slate with a free copy of Office Home & Student 2013 and optional 4G LTE connectivity.
The HP ElitePad 1000 will hit stores next month for $739 and above. The ProPad 600, on the other hand, will reach the US in April. No price has been provided for this model. Be sure to check out the press release for more information on both tablets.