Test drive the HP ElitePad tablet at HP Discover 2012

Attendees to HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt will get a chance to test-drive the HP ElitePad 900, an ultrathin, lightweight tablet designed for Microsoft™ Windows 8.¹ The tablet, which is expected to be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in January 2013, delivers features to keep you happy and touts a design that your end-users will crave. It offers the important things that you expect in HP Elite PCs, such as full serviceability, enhanced security, and manageability, all in an ultrathin form factor.

The HP ElitePad offers a 10.1-inch diagonal display, weighs just 1.5 pounds and measures 9.2 millimetres thin. The 16-by-10 aspect ratio maximizes the display area for ideal viewing of traditional business applications, as well as video content. HP ElitePad delivers PC productivity for those on the go and Intel® x86 compatibility for existing business application support. (Intel is a conference sponsor of HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt.) Whet your appetite for HP ElitePad by reading more about the applications available for the tablet, as well as learn about the device's management and security features.

HP ElitePad + Windows 8

HP ElitePad was designed specifically for Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft's next-generation Windows operating system, of which the company announced the global availability on 25 October. The new OS features a beautiful new user interface and is backed by a wide range of applications that will keep business users and consumers very happy. (Microsoft is a diamond sponsor of HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt.)

The ElitePad is joined by a comprehensive portfolio of Windows 8 PCs from HP. Unique form factors, including a hybrid PC with a detachable screen, a business tablet with functionality-boosting HP Smart Jackets and an ultrathin all-in-one desktop, enable users to take advantage of Windows 8 along with HP innovations such as HP TouchSmart technology. Learn more about the HP Windows 8 notebooks, business PCs, and more. Some of these products will also be on display at HP Discover 2012, so register now to get a first glimpse of these brand-new devices.

With the popularity of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement and the consumerisation of IT, we understand that your end-users are telling you they want devices that are robust enough to straddle both their work- and life-demands, yet are stylish enough for them to be exciting to use. These and many related issues will be discussed at HP Discover 2012 by leaders from HP's Printing and Personal Systems Group. Here are some sessions we recommend:

The enterprise tablet revolution

Session ID: BB1724


The explosion of consumer tablet use over the last few years has led to a tablet revolution in the enterprise. However, a great experience for consumers can lead to big headaches for enterprise IT. With the launch of Windows 8, there is now a strong demand for tablets that integrate into traditional Windows business environments. Learn how HP’s tablet experience and its 20+-year relationship with Microsoft have led to the creation of new tablet devices that put secure style and reliable productivity at the fingertips of both end users and IT.


Mitigate risk with security practices for your PC and printing assets

Session ID: BB1723


Organisations continue to face security challenges as a result of threats to PCs, enterprise printing, mobility, and cloud. HP security solutions and services support global enterprises that face similar challenges across their organisations. Attend this session to find out how to assess and manage your security requirements across your PC and printing assets.


Enable and empower your workforce with HP mobility solutions

Session ID: BB3260


With the rise of powerful consumer technologies, enterprises are facing radical new IT challenges. Learn how HP’s e-print and mobile PC offerings respond to these trends through superior design, performance, manageability, and engineering. See how HP delivers innovative design with business-grade security, manageability, quality, and service.

¹This system is Windows 8 certified and supports the Windows Store user interface. The integrated display resolution is below the threshold for Snap, a Windows Store interface feature that allows two Windows Store applications to be viewed simultaneously. This feature may be enabled by attaching an external 1,366 x 768 or higher resolution display.

²Weight will vary by configuration.

Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.