The wave of affordable Bay Trail Windows tablets shows no sign of slowing. The latest flavor of Intel’s Atom chips is fast becoming an industry favorite, as several large hardware vendors bring to market their newest solutions.
HP has joined the likes of Dell and Toshiba, and has made its new HP Omnia 10 tablet available for preorder on the Microsoft Store. Rivalry, what rivalry?
This particular slate may be priced just a tad higher than other competing solutions, but it does not skimp on features, not one bit. You get a 10.1-inch screen with more than a full HD display resolution, coming in at 1920 by 1200 pixels.
The display comes coated with the Gorilla Glass 2 protective layer.
A 1.46 GHz Intel Atom Z3770 processor is paired with 2GB of RAM, and the device offers 32GB of internal storage capacity, which can easily be extended via the included microSD card slot. An 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front shooter handle imaging duties.
Omnia 10 runs Windows 8.1 right out of the box, meaning it is complete optimized for the new OS.
Connectivity options come in the form of a USB port, microHDMI out, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth and the Miracast technology. Battery life is not too shabby either, at a reported 8.5 hours. Likewise, the device weights at a feathery 1.4 pounds — 0.63 kg, for that matter.
You can grab yours for $399 if you want.