Looking for a new tablet for your business? This week, HP released a collection of new devices and services, starting with the Android-powered HP Pro Slate 8, an ultraportable, business-friendly tablet that comes with high-performance, HP Duet Pen compatibility and a wide range of device management features.
Here's what the HP Pro Slate 8 has to offer business users. [Best Tablets for Business (and Why We Love Them)]
The HP Pro Slate 8 is all about portability. It sports an 8-inch, 2048 x 1536-pixel display, covered by Corning Gorilla Glass for extra protection. It's also a thin, lightweight device, measuring just 5.39 x 0.31 x 8.16 inches and weighting 0.77 lbs.
Internally, the HP Pro Slate 8 is equipped with a 2.3-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. It also comes with 16GB of storage, 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity, a microSD card slot and a micro USB port.
HP Duet Pen compatibility
Digitize your notes with the new HP Duet Pen. The HP Pro Slate 8 is completely compatible with this new stylus, which transforms your handwriting into digital content.
HP's Duet Pen is essentially a stylus on one end and an ink pen on the other. Whether you're working on the tablet or on traditional paper, the pen works with the device to automatically digitize your notes, drawings, sketches and more. The pen also works with the note-taking app Evernote, making it easy to save your content both on your device and to the cloud.
The HP Pro Slate 8 is a business-ready tablet packed with management tools to help business owners get a handle on their devices:
- HP Managed Mobility Services, which helps you develop and manage mobility tasks, such as distributing apps and giving employees anytime, anywhere access to business apps and documents using their HP devices;
- HP Touchpoint Manager, which allows you to manage data, security and the cloud; and
- Locate Device, which lets you remotely find, lock and wipe your device.
Cost and availability
The HP Pro Slate 8 is available now, and starts at $379 for the base model. The stylus comes standard with the device at no extra cost.