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HP’s Omni 10 Windows Tablet Finally Arrives

By - Source: GigaOM | B 9 comments

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 , December 19, 2013 6:23 PM
    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 , December 19, 2013 6:47 PM
    Quote:
    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 , December 19, 2013 7:50 PM
    "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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    LaughALot , December 19, 2013 8:01 PM
    I've had mine since black Friday, office depot. I believe this is an SD slot that also supports micro SD, the slot is large enough to support SD and is labeled SD. It has an installed 8g card loaded with Windows 8.1 install/recovery. I replaced it with a 64g card. One more thing the license key is activates both Windows 8.1 and Office Home and Student edition.
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    Munisoor Dev co , December 19, 2013 8:46 PM
    full sd card slot is a must for must photographers
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    gallowji , December 20, 2013 1:16 PM
    As previously indicated by LaughALot's post, this has been available for quite some time now. This is actually a great machine that hasn't received much attention because HP quietly released it to the Microsoft Store and Office Depot ($349.99 now). I bought a Logitech K810 keyboard and HP x4000b mouse for mine and they work great. Sure, this doesn't come with a keyboard and dock but I've found those leave much to be desired, like the Asus T100 which is crappy to type on and barely supports the weight of the machine.

    Anyhow, if you're interested in buying this I suggest hitting up a couple of HP forum posts first to get some good user feedback, my posts there are under username gallowji:

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows-Tablets/HP-Omni-10-Win-8-1-Almost-ignored/td-p/3145759

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows-Tablets/HP-Omni-10-freezing-intermittently/td-p/3186825
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    gallowji , December 20, 2013 1:19 PM
    As previously indicated by LaughALot's post, this has been available for quite some time now. This is actually a great machine that hasn't received much attention because HP quietly released it to the Microsoft Store and Office Depot ($349.99 now). I bought a Logitech K810 keyboard and HP x4000b mouse for mine and they work great. Sure, this doesn't come with a keyboard and dock but I've found those leave much to be desired, like the Asus T100 which is crappy to type on and barely supports the weight of the machine.

    Anyhow, if you're interested in buying this I suggest hitting up a couple of HP forum posts first to get some good user feedback, my posts there are under username gallowji:

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows-Tablets/HP-Omni-10-Win-8-1-Almost-ignored/td-p/3145759

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows-Tablets/HP-Omni-10-freezing-intermittently/td-p/3186825
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    rwinches , December 20, 2013 2:26 PM
    It has full sized SDXC
    Specs;
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03984112&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

    For sale $349 Office Depot
    http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/755894/HP-Omni-10-5600US-Tablet-With/
    Best Buy;
    http://www.bestbuybusiness.com/bbfb/en/US/adirect/bestbuy;jsessionid=D888B1AC5175A290C9BF52DA5FF8C6BE.bstby1?cmd=catProductDetail&productID=BB19327516&operation=Specs

    microUSB is host only
    BT 40+LE
    Wifi: 802.11a,b, g, n; 2x2 MIMO

    It is astounding how the sites that sell tech get the specs wrong BB says no HDMI!!
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    Acert93 , December 26, 2013 9:34 AM
    I bought an HP Omni 10 a couple weeks back at Office Depot for $350. I like it a lot. I bought a 32GB high speed Micro SD card to supplement the eMMC and got a Microsoft Wedge Keyboard (which doubles as a stand--NICE keyboard imo) and a small BT mouse. I prefer it over my netbook because the monitor is mobile (put it farther away from my keyboard) and it can do PORTRAIT mode which is far better for Word documents. The device is snappy. The new Atoms (Bay Trail, quad core Z3770) is fine for most desktop stuff. I have open: Word, Firefox with Zotero, Chrome for a couple websites, a PDF reader with a 300MB ebook scan loaded, an audio voice note recorder, and a native Windows research program and it runs fine. No GIU slow downs, either. The 1920x1200 (16:10 aspect, NOT 16:9) is great for reading books and the screen is vibrant with good viewing angles. The device is light and thin enough for a solid ereader and the fact it has real Windows means you can do full screen Amazon movies.

    I am glad I got this over the Asus Transformer. The reviews note the build quality is better on the HP and after holding both I would agree. The HP has 16:10 instead of 16:9, a higher resolution screen, and faster Atom. And I think picking your own Keyboard is an advantage. The biggest complaint is the small 32GB of storage. 2GB of RAM, while not an issue so far, is on the small side.