The HP Slate 8 Pro and the Slate 7 Extreme tablets are formally available through Best Buy in the U.S. The two tablets aren’t anything out of the ordinary, although HP hopes to make a significant impact with these offerings since it has historically struggled with modern devices, especially in the tablet segment. So what’s special with the Slate 8 Pro and the Slate 7 Extreme?
Well, the Slate 8 Pro packs an 8 inch 1600×1200 resolution display with an aspect ratio of 4:3, which is unique for a tablet. It also packs a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC, 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, a micro HDMI port for external monitor support, an 8MP camera on the back with flash, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a more than decent 6,850 mAh battery.
The Slate 7 Extreme however is based off the NVIDIA Tegra Note platform and packs a stylus to support the 1280×800 resolution display. The tablet further sports a 5MP camera on the back, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 4,100 mAh battery and Android 4.2. In terms of hardware, this is pretty similar to the EVGA Tegra Note 7 which broke cover very recently.
The Slate 8 Pro will cost a hefty $329.99 while the Slate 7 Extreme will stick to the $199.99 price tag which is standard for all Tegra Note based tablets. Both these tablets can now be purchased via Best Buy in the U.S. There’s no word on global availability yet.
Via: Android Police