Monday, September 15, 2014

HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Review #EdTech

HP ElitePad 1000 G2

I'm really excited to share with your my thoughts on the HP ElitePad 1000 G2. I've been playing with the ElitePad for a few weeks and I have to say that I am very impressed. I did not have the best experience with a Windows device when I used the Surface, but the ElitePad was very different. 

Windows looked beautiful on the device and everything was lightning quick. I was able to load new apps and update the software in a matter of minutes. I customized my screen and moved my favorite apps to the different screens. I opened Evernote and was able to access all of my notes and notebooks without a problem. Everything just went wonderfully! Here are some stats on the ElitePad:

 The specs of the ElitePad 1000 G2 include:
  • Intel Atom Processor (quad-core Intel Bay Trail Atom)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 or 128 GB solid state drive
  • Bright and beautiful 10.1" (1900x1200) Gorilla Glass display
  • Dual cameras: 2.1MP HD (front) and 8 MP with flash (rear)
  • HD audio with 2 stereo speakers
  • SDXC card reader
  • USB port (with optional adapter)
  • Microphone/headphone jack 
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • WiFi (a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth (4G is an option)
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 7.01 x 10.28 x 0.36 in. (178 x 261 x 9.2 mm)

I was able to stream YouTube and Netflix without a problem and the sound was perfect. All of my favorite apps were opening quickly and I was able to easily take pictures and share them with friends and family. The battery life lived up to its billing. I used it during one full school day instead of my iPad and I was able to do everything I would have done with my iPad without missing a beat. 

Another great part of ElitePad was this wonderful accessory. 

I love this Docking Station. Most of these are just for your to set it up and charge. This does so much more. It has the USB ports as well as an HDMI and VGA port. I can connect the ElitePad to anything I want. I can connect it to my project in class and use it as another computer. I can just switch from one computer to the other without any problems. I could connect it to my TV at home and show a slide show or watch Netflix there. This Docking Station opens a world of possibilities of different use scenarios. I can do all of these things and charge my tablet at the same time. It is a wonderful collection of options that others need to start making standard for their docking stations. 

Overall, I have to say that I am a fan of the ElitePad. It does everything you want it to do and it does it quickly and it  looks good doing it. Check out more info on the ElitePad here


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