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HP ElitePad 900 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and build quality are also mentioned favorably. The performance and resolution get negative reviews, while there are some mixed views about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ElitePad 900 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of HP ElitePad 900 G1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP D2A23AA#AC3 Expansion Jacket with Battery for ElitePad 900 G1 Tablet PCs

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HP ElitePad 900 Review


Windows 8 tablets and hybrid devices powered by an Intel Atom processor score over premium models powered by Core i5 and i7 processors when it comes to battery life. Moreover, they come in at half the price and are equally versatile, albeit slightly...

First, you can opt for the HP ElitePad Expansion Jacket. It’s a tough plastic housing with a rubberised finish that encases the tablet. The bottom of the jacket has a pair of USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, SD/MMC card reader and the same proprietary port...

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HP ElitePad 900 review


Although it's well built and delivers decent battery life, the ElitePad 900's combination of a basic Atom-based tablet and a range of optional extras is an expensive way to build a work-ready system.

Solid build quality ; Good battery life ; Thin and comfortable to hold ; Mobile broadband option

Necessary accessories add to cost ; Minimal scope for expansion without accessories ; Proprietary charging connector ; Lacklustre performance

The HP ElitePad 900's combination of a basic Atom-based tablet and a range of optional extras is an expensive way to build a work-ready system. Without the extras, it's hampered as an office device by its limited connectivity and lack of a physical...


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HP ElitePad 900 review: A rugged Win 8 tablet for business road warriors


This mil-spec tested tablet can take punishment, but its performance is held back by a slow processor and a small amount of memory.

MILSPEC 810-G tested (should withstand water splashes, dust, and the occasional drop) ; Sleek, smart design ; Comprehensive collection of selection of accessories available ; More than seven hours of battery life

Very slow performance with application software ; Maximum of 64MB of storage (32MB standard) ; No USB ports on the tablet itself (only on the dock or optional cases)

A rugged, but basic tablet offering oodles of optional accessories, but only lackluster performance.

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HP ElitePad 900 Productivity Jacket Review


The Productivity Jacket provides a serviceable experience, but the quality hardly justifies HP's $200 asking price.

Clamshell Keeps tablet in place ; Magnets provide additional display stability

Keys often stick ; Poor weight distribution

The productivity jacket works, but it never feels like its adding to the user experience. The expansion jacket and HP docking station both managed to make the HP ElitePad feel like a more complete device. That isn’t the case with the productivity jacket.

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HP ElitePad 900 review: HP's first Windows 8 tablet for the business world


HP's business PCs have always been surprisingly pretty. Not that good looks are high on our list of criteria, mind you, but at the very least they make a

Gorgeous, durable design ; Bright IPS display ; Useful accessories, including a case with a spare battery

Sluggish performance ; Middling battery life ; Expensive compared to other business tablets

The ElitePad 900 is a well-made tablet with a lovely display and lots of business-friendly security features. But sluggish performance and mediocre battery life dampen our enthusiasm.

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HP ElitePad 900


One of the interesting things about the current crop of Windows 8 tablets is the many opportunities it gives PC makers to come up with clever accessories. For a standard laptop, there are, I suppose, bags and sleeves, but once you have that and maybe a...

The HP ElitePad 900 is a well-built business tablet with an impressive array of add-ons and accessories.

The base tablet starts out expensive, and those docks and jacket accessories add even more to the cost. Intel's Atom performance continues to underwhelm.

If someone else is footing the bill, HP's expensive ElitePad 900 and its accessory ecosystem cover a lot of bases, but this isn't going to be a consumer crossover product.

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HP ElitePad 900


The HP ElitePad 900 brings Windows 8 slate tablet computing to SMB and enterprise businesses, but unless you're standardized on HP products, there are better choices out there.

16x10 aspect ratio on display. Simple design. Full size HDMI on Expansion Jacket. Enterprise ready accessories. Has NFC

No ports on tablet chassis, requires Expansion Jacket for USB, HDMI, etc. No alternate charging. MicroSD and SIM slot requires paper clip. Limited multimedia creation. Doesn't work with Wacom digitizer stylus

The HP ElitePad 900 ($799 list) is an enterprise-oriented Windows 8 slate tablet that combines the looks of a consumer-oriented tablet like the Apple iPad with enterprise friendly features that corporate users need. It's an all-day tablet with a...

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HP ElitePad 900 Review


Technology companies have entered a race. The goal? Successfully fusing the tablet with the laptop. The prize? A product as revolutionary as the iPad. Oh, and money … lots and lots of money.

Attractive design ; Excellent build quality ; Bright, high-gamut display ; Reasonable price

Poor connectivity without optional jacket ; Average display resolution ; Slow processor ; Expensive, so-so peripherals

When judged only as a tablet, the 900 impresses with its light weight, cool operation, bright display, and excellent build quality.

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HP ElitePad 900


With a bright display and a number of optional accessories, the HP ElitePad 900 is a versatile business tablet.

Attractive design; Bright display; Accessories add functionality; Good battery life; Sharp 8-MP camera

Productivity Jacket bulky; Sharp edges; Slow hard drive

Click to EnlargeIn this age of bring your own device to work, tablet makers are still feeling their way as to what makes the ideal combination of a work and play gadget. And, while the ElitePad 900 gets a lot right, HP hasn't quite perfected the mix....

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Review: HP ElitePad 900 is all business


With the ElitePad 900, HP is making a better case than I expected for the business-grade, Atom-powered Windows 8 tablet. Using roughly the same form factor as the HP Envy X2 (sans the keyboard dock), the ElitePad has been designed from the inside out...

For those who would consider using the ElitePad as a desktop substitute, a desktop dock ($119) adds four USB ports, plus audio, full-sized HDMI and VGA, and Ethernet connectors. An included dongle adds USB connectivity directly, and an optional dongle...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System:WEB OS
Operating System Version:WEB OS / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / PowerVR
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 3600 / HD GPU / Intel ® HD GPU / SGX545
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Atom™ / Snapdragon
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel® / QUALCOMM
Processor Number:Z2760