HP lists a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet on its website

HP lists a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet on its website
HP apparently has a new tablet that will be offered to the enterprise. The HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 is already listed on the company's website and HP is touting the 8-inch slate as an affordable device, providing "reliable business mobility." Sure, HP already has an 8-inch tablet with the HP Stream 8, but the Pro Tablet 408 G1 offers a better camera, more memory and supports the use of a digital pen.

The IPS screen has a resolution of 1200 x 800 and the tablet is powered by a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3736F Bay Trail processor. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB/64GB of native storage. Those who need more storage can use the 128GB microSD slot. An 8MP camera graces the back of the tablet and there is also a front-facing 2MP snapper on board. The whole shebang is powered by a capable 4800mAh battery, and the HP Pro Tablet 408 Active Pen is an optional accessory. Dual stereo speakers are included and Windows 8.1 is pre-installed. The HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 will be assembled by Foxconn.

So far we haven't seen any pricing for the device, and availability is unknown. Considering that the tablet has already visited the FCC, the launch of the HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 should be imminent.

source: HP via Liliputing, WindowsCentral



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Righteous bezels! More fodder.

5. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Yes lot of bezels going around there, and they're proud.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014


3. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

LTE connection please

9. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

It would make no sense to put LTE in it. It's going to be a sub 200$ device that caters to users who can't afford two plans. You don't lose anything by tethering, putting sim cards in every device is moronic.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's getting WWAN support. I guess you didn't bother going to HP's website and researching. This device is not aimed at general consumers, it's aimed at the enterprise sector and business people don't have the time or the inclination to be fiddling around with tethering. A $15/month add-on to a corporate plan is peanuts and you don't look like an idiot trying to skimp on a basic necessity.

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1557; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Why do you assume there aren't plans that allow you to share your LTE on two SIM cards?

15. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

All sharing plans allow you to "share" data across different devices and different SIMs. Tablets generally are charged lower access fees because they don't use voice/SMS. If you're saying there are plans that don't charge you for extra devices, please share the knowledge.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Well depends on carrier... T-Mobile has a $10 match up to 5GB MBB line (mobile broadband). But when you are already paying 30 either for the 7gb combined bucket or the, total unlimited+5GB hotspot, you are paying $10 extra for 5gb, just to have a separate device. And most people wont use tethering when they have a hotspot. Hotspot is for places where the person wont be taking it when they leave. This type of plan extends to their business as well for hotspot. So lets see. Get 40 employees on a plan or hell 500 (I have seen much larger accounts), and bam they all have tethering. Then you turn around and purchase a 100$ tablet for quick office fixes, and no need to pay 'extra' for a data plan, and no need to pay the extra 100+ a LTE type sim card will put onto the devices. If 100 employees got tablets I can save 20,000$+ just on device purchases...

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I wasn't referring to data buckets. I was asking if there's any carrier that doesn't charge for additional SIMs to be used on the same data plan. Even if you don't jack up the data, you get charged the access fee for having another device.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Ah i see what your saying now. Yes in that regard your right, i would believe tmobile would have the cheapest access fee for a single sim for 5gb at 10$ (if you have a data plan that goes to 5gb+ on the smartphone).

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The $180 HP Stream 8 comes with T-Mobile data included, which is 4G. Unfortunately it's just a Stream 7 with a larger screen (and maybe a bigger battery?), as all other specs, including resolution, are identical. And, of course, the $80 price difference.

4. halca

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

what digital pen? wacom?

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I guess it Will be sold at $169.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

3G WWAN & Wacom Active pen support. All you had to do was check HP's website guys. It ain't that hard.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

10. Mrmark

Posts: 398; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I will take those bezels with pride if the price for them is 99-150 for 64gb version

14. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

i fink i by dell venue pro 64gb,it has beter procesor and fastes rams

19. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks I hope that this inspires Apps developers to make more Apps for Windows Tablets because they are Cheap enough for folks to buy and a lot of folks will buy lots of them. I wish Microsoft had an 300 to 400 dollar 8 inch Surface full Windows 8.1 tablet for sale. it's the missing device in their Tablet line. folks Microsoft full windows tablets start at 799 dollars and that cost too much for some folks to buy.

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