Thursday, March 7, 2013
Few weeks using the HP ElitePad 900
In case you're wondering about performance and speed, the dual core Intel Atom processor is much faster than previous generation Atom processors. If you do a lot of intensive computing, then you'll want to get a device powered by an Intel i5 or i7 processor, but those devices won't have all-day battery life.
After spending a few weeks with the HP ElitePad 900, I've grown very accustomed to computing on the Windows 8 environment. Windows 8 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and uses power more efficiently than Windows 7.
Windows 8 is really two operating systems in one device. It's a true enterprise desktop operating system that largely resembles Windows 7 (but without the Windows start button) and it's a mobile operating system that uses touch-friendly tiles and mobile apps. Don't forget that some mobile devices are running Windows RT which only runs apps that you download from the Windows Store. Mobile devices running Windows RT will not run enterprise applications designed for legacy Windows operating system.
I plan to spend some time testing and reviewing some other Windows 8 devices, so stay tuned as I go through this journey and use various Windows 8 tablets and ultrabooks.