HP’s plans to entice the holiday shoppers with a decent Windows tablet is now a step closer to reality, what with the Omni 10 tablet device now being available for orders across the US from multiple sources. HP has mentioned the price of the tablet as $399 though Office Depot is now accepting pre-orders for the tablet with the price listed as $350. Amazon too is offering the Omni 10 for $349 though the device is backlisted there and the best that eager buyers can do is to leave their email ids to be notified when the device is available. Microsoft Store too is offering the Omni 10 but for $399. However, in what can be termed as a strange development, HP stores are yet to reveal when they intend to accept orders for the device even though others have already started with the process.
As for the device itself, the Omni 10 is a Windows 8.1 based 10 inch tablet powered by an Atom Z3770 quad core processor. The 1920 x 1200 pixels display is full HD capable and had been launched by HP in October this year. The RAM is of 2 GB and storage space of 32 GB. It also comes with the standard micro SD card slot for adding more memory as well as micros USB ports for adding other peripherals. So far as network connectivity goes, it has Bluetooth, Miracast wireless display support as well as 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. It comes with dual camera, 8 MP at the rear and a 2 MP camera along the front. Overall dimension of the tablet is 10.2 inch by 7.1 inch by 0.4 inch thickness. Over all is 1.4 pounds and the battery pack is of 31 watt hour that allows for 8.5 hours of run time.
If compared with other tablets in the market the one that comes closest to it is the Asus Transformer Book T100. The Omni 10 however has a faster processor as well as higher screen resolution. The Asus transformer T100 on the other hand comes with a keyboard dock, which together with the tablet costs $399 or less. HP too has stated they indent to provide a keyboard docking option for the Omni 10 as well though that obviously is going to cost extra, making the HP device even more costly.