HP ElitePad 1000 review

With up to 15 hours of battery life, this is the longest lasting Windows 8 tablet available

Pricing

The HP ElitePad is available starting at 780. Our review unit with integrated 4G cost 839. A variety of next-day business service agreements with three-year onsite support can be bolted-on for 156.

We'd recommend the Expansion Jacket (83) together with the extra battery (83) to get longevity out of the device. The Productivity Jacket, which costs 186 is pricey and unnecessary for the majority of deployments.

As accessories have to be factored into most bulk orders, wide scale deployment is likely to get costly.

Overall

The ElitePad is a solid Windows 8.1 Pro tablet prioritising longevity over performance.The 15 hours of battery life is the stand-out feature, making this the Windows 8 tablet with the longest battery life.

HP told us that the predecessor, the ElitePad 900, has been used by companies such as Bacardiand Nestle, which have deployed the tablets to sales teams and used them in customer-facing roles. The ElitePad 1000 is likely to be used for similar deployments.

This article was originally published on the 24/02/14 as a hands-on piece and has be updated to a full review.

Verdict

The longest-lasting Windows 8 tablet to-date, the ElitePad 1000 can power through the day with two battery packs.

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit) Display: 10.1in, 1,900 x 1,200 (292cdm/2) Processor: 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z3795 RAM: 4GB Storage: 128/256GB + micro SD  Camera: 8-megapixel with flash, 1080p front-facing Connectivity: Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4, 4G (optional) Ports: 1 x Proprietary (charging/docking), micro SD  Dimensions: 179 x 261 x 9.2mm Battery: 30Whr (2-cell) + 21Whr (2nd battery) Weight: 680g starting, 260g (Productivity Jacket), 190g (2nd battery)

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