MWC 2014: HP expands tablet range and retail IT solution

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, Barcelona, HP today said it will expand its tablet range for enterprises.

HP ElitePad 1000 will come with a brighter and more durable touch screen with a 16:10 screen-aspect ratio, 4G connectivity and 64-bit capabilities.

HP ProPad 600 offers long battery life, and versatile Windows 8.1 and x86 compatibility for legacy applications.

HP also launched the HP TX1 POS Solution, a ProPad based point-of-sale (POS) solution that help businesses deliver a secure and simple retail experience to their customers.

“Our tablets and mobile ecosystem continue to evolve to meet the growing transformation of the workplace,” said Enrique Lores, senior vice president and general manager, Commercial PCs, HP.

HP ElitePad

HP ElitePad business tablet features Windows 8.1 and 64-bit x86 compatibility to allow businesses to adapt to changing business needs.

HP’s thinnest tablet ever — 9.2 mm thin and weighing 1.5 pounds—the HP ElitePad has 10.1-inch diagonal Widescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array (WUXGA) multitouch panel that is outdoor viewable.

Besides an optional Qualcomm Gobi 4G LTE modem from Qualcomm, HP ElitePad features a CNC-machined aluminum unibody chassis that is engineered to withstand MIL-STD 810G testing and up to 115,000 hours of reliability testing through the HP Total Test Process.

HP Smart Jackets also offer a customizable tablet experiences for specific business uses. This includes a Security Jacket with multifactor user authentication through smart card support and a fingerprint reader to prevent unauthorized access, and a Retail POS Jacket, which is included in the HP MX10 Retail Solution.

IT managers can rest easy giving employees a tablet that fits into the existing IT environment with enterprise-ready HP Client Management, which provides the flexibility to use optional industry-leading management solutions from LANDesk, Microsoft and others.

Business data stays secure with enterprise-level security features including HP Client Security, HP BIOS and the optional HP Security Smart Jacket. Plus, with the optional HP ElitePad Service Tool,(5) the HP ElitePad becomes fully self-serviceable so businesses can keep sensitive data and devices in-house—and save both time and money.

HP ProPad

The new HP ProPad comes with the latest Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor, Windows 8.1, preloaded HP apps and up to 64 GB of storage, microSD expansion slot for 32 GB more space.

The HP ProPad features Bluetooth 4.0 and integrated HP ePrint software.

Microsoft Defender provides enhanced protection against virus attacks and other threats, while a software-based TPM solution protects against identity theft and certificate-based hacks.

HP TX1 POS Solution

The HP ProPad is supported by the HP TX1 POS Solution, a sleek tablet-based offering designed for small business retailers—including hospitality and restaurant retailers.

The HP TX1 includes a sturdy stand that securely holds the tablet upright, turns and tilts with ease to capture a customer’s signature and can be easily detached to take the tablet on the go, along with other essential accessories to complete sales transactions professionally yet comfortably.

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