The HP Omni 10 is available for around 400 $ and can now be bought in US and europe. The tablet got the new bay-trail architecture from Intel with a quadcore cpu and a full Windows 8.1 as operatingsystem. How good it is, and if it is a better product than the last versions of Windows 8 tablets, like the ASUS Vivotab smart for example, you will see in this our article.
With the Omni 10, HP released a new Windows 8.1 Tablet. It got an IPS display with a resolution of 1.920 x 1.200 pixel and a fast Intel Atom Z3770 Quadcore-prozessor which got a speed between 1,46 GHz and 2,4 GHz. In addition HP had build in a 2 GB 1.600 MHz DDR3 RAM for a quick working speed. With this setup Microsoft Windows 8 and programs like Microsoft Office or the Internetexplorer should work fast and easy.
Lets have a look at the detailed specs of the HP Windows 8.1 Tablet.
The specs of the HP Omni 10
- Prozessor: Intel Atom Z3770 Quadcore with 1.46GHz
- Display: IPS Full HD touchscreen
- RAM: 2GB 1.600 MHz DDR3
- The HDD: 32 GB eMMC
- Graphic: Intel HD Graphics (IGP)
- Ports: Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI, headphones, power connection
- Software: Windows 8.1, Office Home Edition 2013
- Connectivity: WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
- Cameras: 2 MP Frontcamera , 8 MP Rearcamera
- Battery: 2 cells, 32 Wh
- Weight: 652 g
- Dimensions (hxbxd): 18,1 x 25,9 x 10 mm
The features of the HP Omni 10 is one of the actual best in its price range. It got a micro-USB, micro-HDMI and a microSD-Cardslot. The only things we didn’t like so much was the fact, that the Omni 10 have to be filled with energy over a extra power-cable. Actual the best way to fill up a device with power is to use micro USB, as Sony or ASUS do it. The secound thing is the internal storage of the HP tablet. It only got 32 GB of space which is quite small. If you reduce the windowsinstallation the really using storage is only less than 20 GB. So if the storage is not enough, you have to add a microSD card. The tablet can work with micro SD cards till 64 GB. If we have a look at the cameras, the 2 megapixel front-camera and the 8 MP rear-camera sounds great for a tablet pc and gave us good results.
The tablet does not have a stand, like the Surface from Microsoft or the Sony Vaio Tap 11 for example. If you need a good stand, you will have to buy a charging stand from HP for around 40 $ or you will need to search for a third party stand. The battery life of the tablet is with 8 1/2 hours very good for a full Windows tablet with a quadcore cpu.
Our conclusion for the HP Omni 10
The HP Omni 10 is a very nice Windows 8 Tablet, which don’t cost so much. It is fast and very stable. It is a very good tablet for people, who need a mobile device which is light and small. The only things which is not so nice, is for first the battery charging method of the tablet, the small size of the hard drive, and at last the plastic-look rear.