HP has just announced three new budget tablets for the Chinese market under the Compaq brand. HP unveiled four new Android tablets earlier last month in the U.S., but will now look to woo Chinese customers with these new offerings. Compaq is a brand synonymous with notebooks and it’s good to see the brand being used in a tablet, as it can appeal to a wider audience. The tablets are called Compaq 7, Compaq 7+ and Compaq 8 indicating the different screen sizes.
The Compaq 7 and the 7+ both come with a 7 inch 1024×600 display but with a TN and IPS panel, so it’s not exactly the same. The Compaq 8 however has an 8 inch 1024×768 IPS display with a superior body construction. The tablet comes with stereo speakers on the back and a body made of metal for that premium feel. All three tablets come with 8/16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and an Allwinner made ARM Cortex-A7 quad core processor.
Prices for the tablet start from 999 Chinese Yuan ($164) which is more than decent for a budget tablet. HP will look to score big in the Chinese market given the kind of demand there is for budget tablets. These tablets will reportedly venture out of China in order to gain some marketshare in neighboring Asian markets.
Source: Yesky (Translated)