HP is one of the major brands in the PC market but when it comes to tablets it is still finding its mark. The company previously released a low cost Android tablet called the HP Slate 7 which came with decent specs. A successor to this model is already in the works and is expected to hit the market this holiday season. The HP Slate 7 Plus is expected to become available in Europe first and has similar specs to the first generation Google Nexus 7.
HP Slate 7 Plus Technical Specifications
- Operating system: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Display: 7-inch HD LED widescreen, multi-touch capable (1280 x 800)
- Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB
- Front Camera: VGA
- Rear Camera: 5 MP autofocus with omnidirectional microphone on the back (720p)
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, GPS, eCompass, gyroscope
- Wireless: 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 (Compatible with Miracast),
- Pre-installed software: HP ePrint, Skype, HP Photo Connected, File Manager HP, TegraZone
- Battery: 4000mAh
The German HP website is has listed the price of this device at € 149.00 which is about US$205.
The HP Slate 7 plus is definitely one of the company’s powerful tablets as it comes with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor. This makes it able to easily handle any intensive multimedia tasks. It’s also able to provide console-like quality games which can be downloaded from the pre-installed TegraZone.
We previously said that this device was similar to the original Google Nexus 7. The only difference is that the HP model has a microSD slot which can be used to further expand its storage. Then there’s also the availability of a front and rear camera.
HP is quite active lately in releasing Android tablets in the market. Just last month the company introduced the HP Slate 7 HD and HP Slate 7 Extreme which is expected to hit the market this coming November. The HP Slate 7 HD is a low cost tablet using a Marvell PXA986 processor while the HP Slate 7 Extreme is priced higher and uses an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core chip.