HP announces the elite pad 900: the brand new windows 8 tab.

The elite pad, latest innovation from the HP camp is soon to hit the markets. It has recently unveiled the Windows 8 equipped business friendly tablet, with stunning new looks and “smart jacks” to add to the diversity of connectivity options.

According to sources Elite Pad has a premium look, marked by a machined aluminium back cover and 400-nit IPS display coated in Gorilla Glass. Also it meets the military’s MIL-spec 810G durability requirements, and can withstand three-foot drops, among other accidents. All told, it weighs 1.5 pounds and measures 9.2mm thick. Going by weight, it is heavier than the latest iPad and the Samsung galaxy Tab 2, although the thickness gives this sturdy machine a nice slim look.

On the inside, it runs an Atom-based Intel Clover Trail processor, buffered by up to 2GB of RAM. With this chip embedded inside this machine offers 10 hours of runtime. This clearly outsmarts its counterparts packing Core i5 CPUs. It offers 3 storage options- 32 or 64GB SSD. The screen has a resolution of 1,280 x 800, making it the one feature likely to disappoint power users. Take a tour around the device and you’ll find an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1080p shooter up front for video chats. Hidden behind a service door on the back are two slots: one for micro SD cards, and another for 3G / 4G SIMs.

The tab lacks any USB ports on it, uh-huh to stop that frown on your faces, HP will be selling two so-called Smart Jackets, cases that do a lot more than just shield the device from wear and tear.

One of them, for instance, has two USB ports, HDMI output, a full-size memory card slot and room for an optional battery slice. That battery, by the way, has a capacity of about eight hours, so while the case does add some heft it could be worth it if you need a PC that will last long enough to turn the clock a full circle. As for the second case, its defining feature is a built-in keyboard, which plugs directly into the tablet.

People have to control the adrenaline rush, as the tab will be out no sooner than January 2013. Now go grab your new Windows Tab for the new year and see what surprises it has got to offer you.