HP is a company with tradition when it comes to business oriented products and its tablets with Windows 8.1 confirms that it has not changed. Thus was born the Elitepad 1000 G2, tablet with Windows 64-bit, which promises portability and productivity for professionals.
Construction and Design
HP Elitepad 1000 G2 doesn't vary much from the visual appearance of its predecessors. The American company has made yet another widescreen tablet with display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, piece surrounded by a housing made of aluminum. The only obvious details are the top webcam and capacitive Home button with "Windows" from the bottom. The tablet will not turn heads, but will not bother anyone, offering a simple, unpretentious and functional mode. These are all attributes that characterize the business environment perfect for Elitepad range.
Slightly curved design of the tablet edges made it impossible to attach to the side buttons. Thus, the start/stop button was placed in the left corner of the tablet, and the screen orientation lock button on the right. Up we can also see the headphone jack and microphone hole.
At the bottom of the tablet we have stereo speakers, the one side and proprietary jack that is charging the tablet, but can also provide connectivity accessories. In the package there is a cable that converts to a conventional USB plug to attach peripherals or external drives.
On the back of the tablet we find the volume buttons accessible with the left hand to use and camera/video with flash. Since we are dealing with a tablet from 3G embodiment, the top of the housing is made of black plastic for strong signal. The design on the back is complemented by chrome HP logo etched into the center housing.
Although not particularly impressed with anything in or out of the patterns of a tablet with Windows, Elitepad 1000 is a very solid tablet. It does not squeak, it bends and feels great in the hand, thanks to the curved sides. Unfortunately it is a bit heavy and can not be used for long periods. Also, because the default orientation lanscape mode, it is quite difficult to write something on-screen keyboard without having to put the tablet on a flat surface.
Screen, hardware specifications
Being a tablet for professionals, Elitepad 1000 includes a large display of 10.1" high resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels). This is enough to meet the needs of anyone who has to edit a text file. The used IPS panel is of high quality and offer excellent viewing angles and high brightness. Probably will not have to up the backlight intensity than in times when taking the tablet out into the sunshine.
In hardware specifications terms, HP tablet does not disappoint. It includes a quad-core Intel Atom Z3795 1.6GHz, with the possibility of going up to 2.4 GHz with Burst technology. We have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage which can be used about 25 GB. Partition of 47 GB, 20 GB for its OS (other ten are dedicated to recovery partition) and installing some common applications will limit the space for personal files.
The processor is fast, even unexpectedly fast for a "PC" so small, you can use a full version of Windows. Unfortunately, only the common web browsing features, photo editing, and file processing office are indicated. Other more demanding functions, such as downloading large files from the internet or running some games on Steam remind us that we are dealing with a tablet and not a PC in every sense of the word.
- Screen: 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels, IPS
- RAM: 4 GB 1067 MHz SDRAM LPDDR3
- Processor: Intel Atom Z3795 (quad-core) 1.6 GHz - 2.39 GHz
- Memory: 64 GB eMMC SSD
- Date: LTE
- Card: MicroSDXC
- Shooting video: 1080p
- Camera: 8 MP, LED Flash
- Front camera: 2.1 MP
- Weight: 680 g
Elitepad 1000 has a range of normal limits. Our test managed to drain the battery in five hours and fifteen minutes, and with the video in six hours and twenty minutes. For an always-on device that should use it all day, these results are encouraging, but not unexpected.
Windows 8.1 is an operating system with some already old and basic interface and functions are known by everyone. At chapter software we will speak about several features that we have observed in the use of HP Elitepad 1000 G2. Since we are dealing with a tablet PC, user experience can sometimes be confusing.