MWC 2014 Day 2 Tablet News: HP ElitePad 1000 G2 and Slate VoiceTab
The MWC is in full swing and day 2 brought announcements galore including, new smartphones, smart watches, hybrid laptops and of course, new tablets. MWC 2014 Day 2 tablet news includes great new products from HP.
ElitePad 1000 G2 Tablet
HP announced two tablets at MWC today, the first was the MediaPad 600 G1 and the second was the ElitePad 1000 G2, and it looks like a winner, especially for business users.
It’s operating on Windows 8.1 on Intel based CPU.
Some of the impressive specs, include, 10.11″ 16:10 ratio 1920 ◊ 1200 pixel resolution, 4GB of RAM and it will come in 64GB and 128GB models.
The processor is powerful, Intel Bay Trail-T Z3795 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, and it also features an Intel HD GPU.
Like the MediaPad 600, the ElitePad has Bluetooth and WiFi. But, it also supports a dock station, has a long battery life with a 2-cell/30 WHr HP Long Life Battery and the storage is expandable up to 2 whopping TB via MicroSD slot.
Check out the ElitePad full feature spec on HP
And, another great feature is that the ElitePad offers high end audio with the DTS Sound+ system along with 2 built-in stereo speakers.
HP is slated to sell these in the US next month and prices will start at $739.
HP Slate VoiceTab
While HP has not been a major contender in the tablet market in the past, they are adding some new models this year in the form of phablets, which are tablets and smartphone combination devices.
The new Slate VoiceTab in both 6″ and 7″ inch models will launch in various European markets and they are already available in India. It seems that HP is targeting emerging markets when sales of these phablets begin. HP stated they are still not sure if these models will be sold in the US, but it is a possibility.
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The specs of these mobile devices are modest to say the least, and certainly cannot complete as far as impressive features go with the earlier announced new Phablets from Huawei that come with a very long battery life.
But, each phablet is powered by a 1.2-GHz Cortex A9 quad-core processor, has 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.2.2.
Both the 6″ and 7″ inch models will have a dual SIM option and include HPís DataPass service, which offers users 250MB of free 3G data per month. Specs also include, 16GB of onboard storage that will be expandable to 32GB with the use of a microSD card slot. Both phablets also have a 5-megapixel main camera for taking photos.
The main difference between these two phablets is the screen size and resolution. The 6″ model has a 720 IPS display, while the 7″ slate will have a 1,280 x 800 resolution IPS panel. Pros present at the WTC who got a hands on feel for the phablets report that the screen display looks great with clear and crisp icons.
HP differs from popular models of phablets from LG and Samsung in that they only offer the stock Android experience.
An interesting element of these new phablets from HP is the wide array of back panel colors being offered, including, hot pink, purple, greys and blues. HP reports that all the back panels will be interchangeable, which, offers users a lot of choices to suit their tastes and moods.
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This MWC 2014 day 2 tablet news is quite exciting, and it seems that we will have some great new products in the stores soon. I’m impressed that HP are still investing in producing niche Tablets in this competitive market. ElitePad 1000 G2 is targeting Enterprise Market and those Windows Based Hyper Laptop + Tablet makes sense given consumers are interested in buying 1 for 2 use.
I’m not so impressed with HP Slate VoiceTab though. 7″ inch tablet market is so crowded. I don’t know what the point is to have another 6″ tablet spec; unless the price point is very attractive like less than $100. I just don’t get 6″ inch tablet and how popular it would be.
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