Rated 1 out of 5Â by OmniUser Some good but there is a fundamental mistake.
This is a second HP tablet I bought for my kids. The first one I bought was Touch Pad which has been deprecated and the second one is HP Omni. If HP had learnt from its first design then they wouldn't be making this fundamental mistake. The tablet can only be charged thru a single power connector while in Touch Pad, there were two ways to charge, one was power connector and second one was just to put the Touch Pad on the charging stand and it will charge. The latter option is not in Omni. In my Touch Pad the power connect stopped charging but I was still able to charge the table just by putting it on the charging stand. I am afraid if the charging connector stop working then the table will become useless.
Another design flow is that on the charging stand, there is a small standing pin that the Omni has to be stick to it for charging. Think if pin is banned a little (I can't expect from my 6 year old to place and remove table from the stand with care) the stand will become useless.
You also can't charge using stand and use HDMI at the same time because during charging with stand, the HDMI port will be covered.
The Omni comes with Windows 8.1 which I liked however I was surprised to see that Windows Phone 8.1 apps doesn't work on Windows OS 8.1. There are many proprietary apps that slowly coming to Windows Phone will take even longer to come for Windows OS 8.1.
It comes with Office with full feature which I liked.
I think the two preliminary reasons for my dislike is the power connector and since I have issues with other devices (Touch Pad and computer) that Power Connector doesn't last long, I'm afraid this product will stop working in near future and then I will be out again for shopping so buy one that has multiple power options available.
The second reason is Windows Phone Apps cannot run on this tablet and there are very few Windows OS 8.1 apps available so your kids may not find all the apps their friends are playing on Apple or Android on this tablet. Not a good tablet for Kids and not a good entertainment table.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DeeLS I am very happy
I wanted a tablet that is a tablet/pc, at a reasonable price. After researching the Hybrids, Surface and HP, I chose the OMNI 10. It has Windows and Office 13. Every upgrade has improved OMNI 10 performance. My one complaint so far is that I can't find a keyboard case that is made for the OMNI 10 that works with windows. OMNI 10 is a great choice for the money.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Man1 Great Windows 8 Tablet
I bought this to replace my Android tablet and iPad. I liked iPad and Android tablet, but they still cannot become my only home device, there were many things I just need a laptop to do. With this tablet, I finally able to do everything I need. I started taking this to meetings at work for its light weight over the laptop.
- Windows PC in tablet form factor
- Reasonable Price
- MS Office included, open and edit work related docs
- smooth performance, you need to watch memory usage though, not meant to run heavy duty desktop applications.
- Good build quality, not aesthetically but feel good in hand. you do not feel you need a protector.
- good screen color and brightness, very good resolution
- good battery life, last through whole day, but not the best
- Print and access shared file storage at home.
- support Flash and any media files
- able to use it for real tasks not just entertainment or casual web browsing
- true multitask OS, I didn't know I missed it until I got this tablet
- huge existing PC program market available.
- lack accessories
- lack windows 8 tile applications
- camera and camera app on the device is not good compare to others
- windows 8 could do more to help users manage memory.
- Microsoft or HP needs to work on usability on high res 10" screen, default fonts should be bigger for easier read.
- 4G ram would be better, but for the price I paid, I should not be asking
If Microsoft do it right in the next few years, this tablet, its descendants or its variations could take back the market.Unless there is breakthrough in iOS or Android, I don't think I can go back to them.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rush Impressive
I work from home and needed a personal device to supplement my entertainment needs all day. For eight hours a day on a single charge, I have a second monitor hooked up via the HDMI port streaming my slingbox video. During the slingbox streaming, I use the tablet display for all my internet needs; browsing, reading news, checking email, and even running an android emulator for games. It handled all that again on a single charge. Did l say impressive. Considering that you get Office student with the purchase, how can you go wrong with this device.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ITworks Great Windows tablet
Exceeded my expectations in the following ways:
- Speed including boot is quick
- Screen crisp and clean for all applications videos, pictures, games, browser, etc
- USB port work to connect USB devices e.g. USB 3.0 thumb drive
- HDMI port worked for video and sound as if from a Blu-Ray
- Bluetooth range and quality
- Fully functioning Windows tablet
- Google speak works
- Feel of the tablet: size, weight and hold
- Worked well with pointer pen (also avoids the finger marks)
- Screen rotates 360/4 to allow for power and connectors to be placed where needed
March 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by annteak2 Performance
Although I am new to tablets and the touch technology I was in the trials on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is a vast improvement but as far as my review of the Omni 10 it does lock up on several occasions an I was unable to unlock it or even power it down the lockup was so complete. After several hours Iwas able to power it down and backup and it continued on its merry way. This is annoying to say the least and I have decided to return it and go to the HP 11t which is a bit more expensive but maybe will perform better.
February 17, 2014