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HP ElitePad 900 review: A rugged Win 8 tablet for business road warriors

At a Glance

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At a Glance

A rugged, but basic tablet offering oodles of optional accessories, but only lackluster performance.

Price when rated: $799
Lowest price: $637.00 via Office Depot

Pros

  • MILSPEC 810-G tested (should withstand water splashes, dust, and the occasional drop)
  • Sleek, smart design
  • Comprehensive collection of selection of accessories available
  • More than seven hours of battery life

Cons

  • Very slow performance with application software
  • Maximum of 64MB of storage (32MB standard)
  • No USB ports on the tablet itself (only on the dock or optional cases)
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