HP's first Windows 8.1 tablet among those to hit stores in November

HP also will roll out two new Android tablets

HP's Omni 10 (1)

HP's Omni 10 (1)

Hewlett-Packard's first Windows 8.1 tablet will ship in November, along with Android tablets that have smaller screens and powerful graphics.

The Omni 10 will have Windows 8.1 and run on Intel's Atom Z3000 processor code-named Bay Trail. The tablet, with a 10-inch screen, will offer nine hours of battery life, according to the company. Specifications and pricing were not immediately available, but Intel has said that starting prices for Windows 8.1 tablets with Bay Trail chips could range from $350 to $500.

The Slate 7 Extreme and Slate 8 Pro Android tablets, which will run on Nvidia's Tegra 4 processors, also were announced Thursday. They are being positioned as all-purpose tablets for Web browsing, gaming and productivity. Tegra 4 is capable of supporting 4K displays and the chip is already used in Nvidia's Shield handheld gaming console for high-definition games.

After its TouchPad fiasco, HP reentered the consumer tablet market in February when it announced the Slate 7, which sells for US$139. The new tablets will join a lineup that also includes Slate 10 and SlateBook X2, a 10-inch Android tablet that sells for $479 with a keyboard.

HP also announced a range of hybrids and laptops starting at $599 that will ship in the coming months with Windows 8.1, which is due out on Oct. 17.

HP's new Spectre 13 Ultrabook has a 2550 x 1400 pixel touchscreen, with nine hours of battery life. It comes with a low-power fourth-generation Core processor code-named Haswell and is priced starting at $999. A version of the laptop with a detachable screen called the Spectre 13 X2 was also announced starting at $1,099. The laptops can be ordered starting Oct. 16, though a shipping date was not announced.

Also announced were two consumer-grade Pavilion laptops with detachable screens. The Pavilion 11 X2 has an 11.6-inch screen, while the Pavilion 13 X2 has a 13.3-inch screen. The laptops will come with either Intel's Haswell or Advanced Micro Devices' A6 processors and will be available in the U.S starting at $599.99.

Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips and semiconductors for IDG News Service. Follow Agam on Twitter at @agamsh. Agam's e-mail address is agam_shah@idg.com

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags hardware systemslaptopstabletsHewlett-Packard

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Agam Shah

IDG News Service

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?