HP offers new 12-inch and 8-inch Android powered tablets for business use

HP offers new 12-inch and 8-inch Android powered tablets for business use
HP has introduced two new Android tablets for the enterprise. The HP Pro Slate 12 features a 12.3-inch display protected by Gorilla Glass 4, and offers a 1600 x 1200 resolution. That works out to a rather low 163ppi pixel density. With a 4:3 aspect ratio, the screen more closely resembles a piece of paper than the usual 16:9 seen on most Android slates. Under the hood is a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor. The tablet offers dual front-facing speakers and the "Duet Pen".

The pen will allow you to draw on the tablet screen and on paper. With the HP Folio case, you can write on paper and have that information transferred to the tablet. This technology uses four microphones on the slate that can hear ultra-high sounds emitted from the pen. HP is the first company to employ this technology which was devised by Qualcomm.

HP also has a 7.9-inch Android powered tablet called the HP Pro Slate 8. The 2048x1536 resolution matches the Apple iPad mini's 7.9-inch screen, and Gorilla Glass 4 helps protect the display. The pixel density on the Pro Slate 8 is 326ppi.

Neither device has hit HP's online store yet, but we do know that the HP Pro Slate 12 is priced at $569 while the HP Pro Slate 8 will cost you $449. Both tablets are indeed available now from HP.

source: AndroidCentral



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The 8-inch variant is better AND cheaper...

2. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Unless you want a 12 inch tablet

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Duet Pen. Haven't apple patented it already? We know that this troll company will never produce anything like that, but still lawsuit incoming. RiP HP.

4. GenericFanboy

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Android? Business? Stop being cheap and make better usable windows tablets.

5. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Right... I don't see how iOS/Android can do any real business yet. But they both are very good for email client.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Please stop that crap. Android and iOS both have Microsoft's suite of business apps including Microsoft office, one drive, and more from Microsoft running on both iOS and Android. It doesn't stop there because both platforms even offer free office and other business applications. Not to mention both Android and iOS have a much larger array of applications for the touch screen. Windows has far less applications developed for the touch screen. This is not fiction. This is 100% a fact. But clearly your Windows love has blinded you from the actual facts.

8. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You do realize that businesses run off of more than just office apps right? Most businesses use x86/x64 programs that are not available on OSes that are not Windows...you know that right?

13. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Go ahead and setup an 10 people office with tablet(either iOS or Android) only. I was in Time Warner customer service center few weeks ago, they are just using the iPad to sign in only. This year is the 6th generation of iPad, and it still can't replace my laptop. Deconclgi also point out good one.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

There are some custom application develop for AMD64/x86. However, most general business user can get away with iPad and Android tablets. Name one use that you need to use Windows tablet exclusively, for me i use Android tablet to get the ETA from public transport app. Google MAP, GPS and its compress when i am moving around in new places. Surface Pro 3 cost more than 3 times my Galaxy tab S 8.4 LTE but still lack a GPS and a electronic compress.

15. jackwong64

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

I hope Windows 10 is 64bits only, I am sick of the 32bits to 64bits migration, didn't we go though this with Windows 7 -.-;

6. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012


9. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Alan, why no mention of the Windows tablets that were announced today? You could have grabbed info from Android Central's sister site, Windows Central. Hmmmmm.....makes me wonder. Hidden motives or honest to goodness did not know about them. PhoneArena still covers all OSes right? One Stop Shop? No?

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Might need 5% or better market share or something to be relevant/news worthy., not sure. J/k 8) Probably missed it, first I heard of them too.

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Hugh tablets with windows, considering windows is a complete OS, controls how much of the PC market? In reality this isn't even a tablet discussion, its a PC. Tablets are for my 3yr old...oh wait...no even he had a full blown pc. 12in Lenovo, running windows 10.

11. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012


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