Um... so why the sucky resolution? I don't understand why HP persists in low resolutions when everyone is moving past it. Microsoft indicates that the ideal vertical resolution is 960 pixels. With a 16:9 aspect ratio that's 1707:960 or in a 16:10 format (which I prefer) it's 1536x960. If you're not going full HD 1080, then at least go to something awesome like 1536x960. I also can't wait to see 4K native.
Here's the thing, Windows 8 scales beautfifully when you have higher pixel densities if you set the OS to do so out of the box. HP set it to 125% with the ElitePad, so it works. They need to take resolution seriously to get the full Windows 8.1 experience which is just around the corner... and is MUCH better than plain 8, at least the preview build that I'm running.