- Microsoft Windows 8.1 OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 2MP Front Camera
- 32GB Internal Memory
When people think of Tablets, it is usually a replacement for a laptop because tablets are easy to carry. And when you get all the features of your laptop in a tablet, it is a bonus. HP Omni 10 gives you this feature where you can get all your favourite apps from your desktop/laptop within this device. This is a Windows only Tablet, runs on Windows 8 and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Upgrade 1 is also available.
It features a 10.1 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen of WUXGA 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution and pixel density of ~224. This is not a good screen when you compare it with iPad. But it is decent enough to keep you engaged, if not amazed. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which gives the screen durability and protection and still doesn’t add much weight to the device.
Since this is a completely Windows based device, possible target users are for Working Professionals and students. Windows based devices gives an opportunity to be at comfort with the migration from Desktop/Laptop to Tablets. This powered by Intel Atom Z3770 quad-core processor running at a clock speed of 1.46GHz. This processor solves the earlier complaints of Windows phone being not giving optimum performance. This processor is designed to remove the lag that was present in earlier Atom processors and Intel claims it is faster and smarter. Your device is in safe hands.
It comes with 2 GB RAM, so if you have any doubt of its performance, this will clear the air. With a powerful processor, 2 GB RAM will do wonders. There is no question about the performance of this device.
This comes with 8 MP HD rear camera. This camera, though 8 MP, doesn’t gives image that quality which is offered by camera of Smartphones in the same price range. However, this is good enough to be used for social media. You won’t get the quality, but it is still good given the other tablets in the market are not offering 8 MP HD Camera. It has a 2.1 MP HD front camera, and thought the image quality is again lacking, it is decent enough to give an interrupt and distortion free video call given you are using it indoors.
Design, Storage and Battery:
At first look, this is not an attractive device. This is made of plastic with soft rubber coating on it. It is easy to hold. With dimensions 259 x 180 x 10.1 mm, this doesn’t falls into Thin Tablet segment. And neither in light tablet segment as it weighs 635 grams. It has 32 GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot via which you can expand the memory up to 64 GB. This is pretty standard in the tablet section and there is no surprise here. So you can just start adding the files in it and get the best entertainment on the go. This comes with a 2-cell (31 WHr) Li-ion polymer which can provide talktime of up to 8 hours 30 mins.
Multimedia And Connectivity:
The device supports almost all popular media formats- MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC for audio and MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263for videos. The device can play full-HD videos and the 10 inch is a pleasure to watch. But the disappointing part is when you listen to its speakers. Though this device comes with stereo speakers, on the bottom side of the device, the sound quality is not so delightful. This comes with a micro HDMI port so that you can connect it to you TV and enjoy the movie in larger screen.
This device comes with Wi-Fi and no 3G connection. There is no Wi-FI Hotspot or NFC. The other connectivity options are Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. There is no voice calling option.
If you are looking for a Windows phone and want your device to be the replacement of your laptop/desktop, this can be a good option. This has a good 10 inches screen, and has a powerful processor that perform multitasking for you without giving you a lag. Windows devices are good for editing documents at a go and for people who don’t want to use Android and iOS apps just because they have to first learn to use it. It is at a cheap price range for a 10 inch device. You can go for it, if you are comfortable with Windows Tablet and are not willing to spend more for iPad.
HP Omni 10 Rivals:
Acer Iconia W4
Dell Venue 8 Pro
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 inch Android
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Apple iPad Air 2
At the time of writing this article, the best available price for HP Omni 10 in India is Rs.26745/-. The price will be updated regularly in this page.