GigaOM has noticed that HP quietly launched the HP Omni 10 Windows 8.1-based tablet. The company originally introduced the device back in September with an expected November launch. Now halfway into December, the tablet is up for purchase on the Microsoft Store for $399, but as of this writing Microsoft lists the tablet as "out of stock." Microsoft doesn't say when additional units will be made available.
According to the specs, the new HP tablet features a 10.1-inch screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution and 5-finger multi-touch support. Powering this screen is Intel's Atom Z3770 clocked up to 2.39 GHz, 2 GB of GDDR3-1066 RAM, Intel HD Graphics Gen7 4EU with shared graphics memory, and a 31 WHr battery promising up to 8.5 hours on a single charge.
"From the boardroom to the living room, the versatile HP Omni 10 tablet is as productive at work as it is playful at home. It's powered by a speedy Intel Atom Z3770 processor and 2 GB of memory for excellent multitasking capabilities, and its 10.1-inch Full HD touchscreen delivers crystal-clear widescreen viewing angles," reads the product page.
The tablet also provides 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for even more storage. Also included on the hardware list is integrated audio, a camera on the front and a camera on the back, Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity, a microUSB 2.0 port, microHDMI output, and a headphone/microphone combo jack. The tablet measures 0.40 inches thin and weighs 1.40 pounds.
GigaOM points out that HP does not sell a separate keyboard accessory for this particular tablet, but given that this Windows 8.1 device supports Bluetooth, owners can purchase compatible keyboards from Microsoft, Logitech and other peripheral makers.
As previously stated, Microsoft shows the tablet as sold out; the product can be purchased here when stock is replenished. Note that for a limited time, Microsoft is offering a $25 gift card with the purchase of a qualifying Windows touch device.