HP Design: Inside The ElitePad 900 and Prototypes You’ll Never See

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As of October 1st, the news is officially out: The ElitePad. HP’s new tablet is ready for business, but it was a long design road to get to the point we’re at now. There have been many iterations over the years, but with the pending launch of a new OS, we’ve got a new tablet to take advantage of it like no other. You’ve got an Intel processor, a cool jacket design….and a lot more that we’re going to go into on the blog. All that said, I cornered Stacy Wolff in the HP Design Studio when I was in town and got the inside line on not just what the ElitePad is all about, but he shows me some of the designs of what our new business tablet could have looked like.

 

With a build-up like that, how can you not want to hit “play” and get check out this latest HP Design installment?

 

 

If you’re looking forward to more of these behind-the-scenes shenanigans, next week’s another good one. I get Stacy to open up about the ENVY x2 and show me some of the design prototypes for the slick, new Hybrid PC.

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by msasi007 on ‎10-08-2012 07:47 PM

i am a hp employee and i am really excited about our products. i think we should try edge to edge display!

by dve_hrnr on ‎10-10-2012 07:36 AM

masai007 - A lot of people comment on the thickness of the bezel on a tablet, but if you think about it, it has to be there so you can actually hold it without inadvertently interacting with the touch screen!

by bdaniel230 ‎10-17-2012 11:53 AM - edited ‎10-17-2012 12:06 PM

As an HP contractor I would really like to see a standard USB connection for charging as well as connecting/Syncing.  Also a solid grip sure surface or some type of strap so that I can use it to log experimentation results.  The large screen is great and bigger faster smarter is always a plus.  Keeping it as exciting as the Android market is also a plus, games and apps must be there, don't rely on Microsoft to produce them.

If we are wishing here, how about a Wi-Fi tablet I can use with VoIP to place and receive calls or at least some way to connect via bluetooth to my cell phone to enable transmitting files I create while traveling so that I don't need to take a laptop or even bunk in a hotel.  Makes a working holiday possible from so remote locations.

by JohnnyTan85 on ‎10-23-2012 12:09 AM

I'm a HP Employee and I hope this will available worldwide.

 

I missed HP TouchPad deals because I wasn't in US.

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