The Verge had the opportunity to check out the HP ElitePad 900, a new tablet for the enterprise market that will ship in January 2013. The 10.1" device features a 1280 x 800 pixel screen, Intel Clover Trail Atom processor, 2GB DDR3, 64GB SSD, NFC, an 8MP digicam and microSD memory card slot. The enclosure is made from aluminium and the screen features Gorilla Glass.
The tablet is powered by an Intel Clover Trail processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of SSD storage. Poking around on Windows 8 was smooth on the pre-production hardware, but we didn't have an opportunity to run concerted benchmarks or tests on the CPU — real world performance remains to be seen. A 1080p camera sits on the front of the device, while an 8-megapixel shooter faces out on the rear. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are joined by mobile broadband and NFC. The tablet also packs an accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and a light sensor. There's only a single Micro SD card slot; HP will bundle a USB adapter with the tablet, but the lack of even a single USB port on a tablet built for business may be a deal breaker for some.