HP unveils first Windows 10-oriented tablet designed for business

HP today announced its first tablet that will come natively with Windows 10.

According to the company, the HP Pro Tablet 608 is built for business and productivity.  It comes in at 8 inches diagonally, with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 2048 x 1536 resolution.

The Pro Tablet 608 will feature full Windows Professional with dual-band WLAN ac/b/g/n and optionally either 3G or 4G WWAN.  As for other specs, HP says the tablet measures at 8.35 mm in thickness and weighs under 1 lb.

It will also have dual microphones and dual speakers, a 2 MP front-facing and 8MP rear-facing camera, and has an Intel Core Atom Quad Core Z8500 processor, 4 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage.

As for business features, the tablet comes built-in with HP Client Security 2.0, as well as Trusted Platform Module encryption and NFC. There is also support for a customizable image or BIOS settings, manageability tools, and HP Touchpoint Manager for device management.

Lastly, the it’s among the first devices to feature a USB-C port, for charging as well as data transfer.

Accessories, including a pen, rugged case, travel keyboards and a portable dock will also be made available.  The tablet will be compatible with HP Pro Tablet Mobile Retail Solution to function as a mobile payment terminal for solutions including EMV, NFC, MSR, and “most digital wallets.”

HP Pro Tablet 608 G1 will come with Windows 10 in August, but will be first available with Windows 8.1 Pro in July starting at $479.

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