HP Omni 10

On paper and in-person, the HP Omni 10 looks like another moderate Windows 8.1 tablet, but, those looking for a solid, no-frills device might find its simplicity appealing. To be sure, the Omni 10 has some promising — albeit practical — features, including a 10-inch 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution IPS display and an Intel Bay Trail processor.

Despite its humdrum demeanor, the Omni 10 tablet packs enough of a punch for productivity, with 64GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The device also features a Micro-HDMI port and a 2-megapixel front-facing and 8-megapixel rear camera.

A first look at the HP Omni 10 (pictures)

The Omni 10 is relatively thin and feels appropriately heavy for a tablet its size. Its back rocks a smooth, grippy texture that makes holding it feel comfortable and secure. The 10-inch screen is bright, sharp, and responds quickly to gestures.

The HP Omni 10 lacks any wow factor but is nonetheless a seemingly solid tablet.

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Despite the fact that it had no performance hangups during my short time with it, I was underwhelmed with the rather lackluster Windows 8.1 device. It feels like a solidly built slate with decent specs, but the lack of any exciting bells and whistles made it pale in comparison to some of HP’s other tablets, not to mention other Windows 8.1 releases.

Alongside the Omni 10, HP also announced a slew of Android tablets, including the 4:3-aspect-ratio-boasting HP Slate 8 Pro and the stylus-toting HP Slate 7 Extreme.

HP Omni 10

The Omni 10 is a simple, yet sophisticated looking slate.

(Credit: Josh Miller/CNET)

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, so check back with CNET for updates.

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