HP originally introduced TouchPad years ago to take on iPad, but soon HP’s TouchPad was out of market and HP decided to give up its own webOS. Now, HP is back again in budget-friendly table segment by launching company’s first android tablet – HP Slate 7. As the name suggests, this is 7 inch android tablet. It comes with Jelly Bean android OS with minimal customization to add Beats audio and Hp ePrint functionality. On the specification side, it doesn’t impress bold names and numbers as it is basically rolled as cheap android tablet.
HP Slate 7 Full Specification
HP Slate 7 is equipped with Cortex A9 dual core processor of 1.6 GHz and 1GB RAM that make this tablet sufficient for average usage. It comes with internal storage of 8GB, with memory card slot for adding external storage options. The 7-inch screen has resolution of 1024*600 pixels, but what’s noteworthy here is that it has FFS+ LCD which HP claims that it will provide wide viewing angle and good outdoor legibility, even in bright lighting conditions. The battery is non-removable here. There is 3mp rear camera and a vga front camera. It has WiFi, bluetooth features as well. It doesn’t have sim card slot, which means you’re limited to WiFi as the only option for accessing internet on this device. Here goes the full specifications:
- Screen Size of 7 inch (17.78 cm).
- Display Resolution: 1024x600
- Display Type: , capacitive multitouch
- CPU: 1.6GHz Dual core processor
- There is 1 GB RAM.
- It comes with internal memory of 8 GB.
- WiFi- yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, 2.1
- Primary Camera at the rear: 3.15 megapixel
- Front-facing camera- 0.3mp VGA
- Out of box, it is loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
- Battery Juice of Non-remova.
HP Slate 7 Price, Release Date
HP Slate 7 price is set at $169.99 USD and it will be available starting April, 2013. The release date of HP Slate 7 in other important markets is not confirmed, but we expect it to arrive globally in few weeks of time after its initial launch in US. Hp Slate 7 is indeed a good tablet, but compared to Nexus 7, HP’s doesn’t feel a better option.