HP Elitepad 900

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  1. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    My understanding is it's a cost issue. Despite the "elite-" name, the ElitePad is going to be priced VERY aggressively, like the Folio 13, and a 1440x900 screen wasn't compatible with that pricing strategy.
     
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    I am pretty sure the upcoming Atom CPU and GPU combo can support 1440x900 res. I am pretty sure there were Pentium M devices at around 1440x900 res, and I am sure the upcoming Atom CPU/GPU comb is better. On the other hand I can't say much on how it may affect battery life.
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Pricing might have been an issue too. In this video they say the ElitePad will sell for $699. So maybe target price, popularity of 16:10 and battery life were the 3 defining factors. The TPT2 is my favourite so far, but the 2 Ativs by Samsung come in close 2nd and 3rd. HP did a few good things on the ElitePad (serviceability, jackets and price), but the lack of a silo and pointing mechanism on the keyboard-folio make the ElitePad unsuited for me.

    I'm curious to hear from the early-adopters about the quality of the N-trig 4.0 digitizer.
     
  4. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    One thing for sure, this fall and first quarter 2013 are going to be VERY INTERESTING as far as what is available.

    We need to start a decoder ring of devices because keeping everything straight is going to be a nightmare real soon!

    Any ideas on how to do this so we can all add to it? Sorta like a TabletPC-wiki of sorts...
     
  5. Rick

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    My Avatar is an Elitepad drawing with a Smart Jacket.

    The Elitepad is 9.2mm and the pen is thicker than the Elitepad and jacket, so a silo was not practical

    The Productivity Jacket, (keyboard case) has a pen holder.

    Rick
     
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    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    Is the pen on this a Ntrig or Wacom, btw?
     
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    e-schreiber ƒ(x) / fashion Senior Member

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    Here's the Pen in the ThinkPad Tablet 2, which some sites have reported as Wacom:

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    Here's the Pen on the ElitePad, which (I think) has been reported as N-trig:

    [​IMG]

     
  9. Bronsky

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    The "hands on" article said that they couldn't use the pen because it was a wooden mock-up so no idea how accurate that is. Reading: its FUNdamental.;)
     
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