HP has unveiled three new products under its Pro Slate and Elite family. The Pro Slate tablets come in a 7.9-inch and a 12.3-inch variant, both of which are aimed at enterprise and business professionals. The Elite convertible laptop features an 11.6-inch screen size and runs Windows 8.
The Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 tablets will be running on a unspecified Android OS and they come coupled with HP’s very own Duet Pen that can write on anything. It utilises the new Qualcomm Snapdragon digital pen tech that enables the pen to write on the tablet, as well as normal paper. This means that whatever you write on paper will appear on the tablet as well.
The 7.9-inch Pro Slate 8 features a 2048 x 1536 display which gives a 324 ppi and the 12.3-inch HP Pro Slate 12 has a resolution of 1600 x 1200 with 162 ppi. Both of the tablets will have a Snapdragon 800 series processor on board with 2GB of RAM. As for screen protection, the Pro Slate 8 will be the first few devices equipped with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 while the Pro Slate 12 features Corning Concore Glass Technology.
Finally, the Elite x2 1011 G1 is an 11.6-inch convertible laptop that runs on Windows 8. Powered by a new Broadwell Core M processor, the fanless design should make it thinner and quieter than most other laptops. The Elite x2 sports a minimum 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. The keyboard dock will be included with the device and provides additional battery cell (21WHr).
The Pro Slate tablets are available starting today but they do not come cheap as they will retail for $449 (about RM1,625) and $569 (about RM2,060) respectively; no release date was revealed. On the other hand, the Elite x2 will be available in late January and retail for $899 (about RM3,250).