HP ElitePad 1000 G2 hands-on: one massive tablet and accessory system

Feb 23, 2014
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HP ElitePad 1000 G2 hands-on: one massive tablet and accessory system

This week the folks at HP’s tablet department have unveiled the HP ElitePad 1000 G2, a 10.1-inch tablet made for the business world - with a bunch of accessories to show for it. Here we’re seeing a slate that rolls with a 10.1-inch display with 1920 x 1200 resolution and an Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3795 quad-core 1.6GHz processor and integrated Intel HD Graphics inside. It’s also coming with Windows 8.1 Pro, ready for connectivity the likes of which we’ve never seen in a tablet before.

Coming in at $739 USD right off the bat, we’ve come in assuming there was going to be something above-the-rim about this tablet. There’d better be for that price - and there is. Here you’ve got an HP ElitePad Docking Station, an expansion jacket with battery, and more connection cords than you’re going to know what to do with.

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This tablet works with "high-definition audio" with DTS Sound+, loud and powerful even in the midst of the crowds at Mobile World Congress 2014. This tablet is 9.2mm thick and curved downward along the edges on the back - it feels smooth at the same time as it feels like a high-end machine.

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You’ll be working with 802.11 a/b/g/n wi-fi as well as Bluetooth 4.0 + LE for low-energy connectivity. Inside you’ve got either 64GB or 128GB of storage space and a full-sized SDXC slot for additional storage up to 2TB. Also inside is an eCompass, ambient light sensor, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer.

While we’re not having too long a look at the enterprise features of this device on the software side this week, we can already see this is going to be a robust tablet option for users of all kinds in the near future. Plugging in with a variety of extensions is nice - though we’d rather it be a more standardized plug - and having a built-in accessory collection right off the bat is nice.


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