HP’s Omni 10 Windows Tablet Finally Arrives

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.

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  • swordrage
    Somewhere in the midst of build and screen quality, thinness and lightness we are ignoring the things more important for productivity like more storage, proper keyboard, usb port, sd card (why the damn micro sd), a digitizer etc. They should not call this a productivity device.
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  • w8gaming
    Anonymous said:
    Somewhere in the midst of build and screen quality, thinness and lightness we are ignoring the things more important for productivity like more storage, proper keyboard, usb port, sd card (why the damn micro sd), a digitizer etc. They should not call this a productivity device.


    While I agree with almost everything you said here, I would prefer a micro SD card instead of a regular SD card. Mobile devices have more or less settled on using micro SD as expandable storage standard, so having a micro SD slot is a lot more practical when you want to use the same set of cards on multiple devices. Cost wise, micro SD costs virtually the same as a regular SD, and it usually comes with an adaptor that you can use to convert it into regular SD card to be used in notebook etc anyway.
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  • knowom
    "10.1-inch screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution" I wouldn't even want that high resolution on a underpowered atom tablet.
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