HP has added another model in its Android tablet lineup and this time it’s called the HP 7 Plus. Consumers looking for a premium tablet will be disappointed with this model as it comes with low specs and is priced accordingly at $100. This device was first available in Europe last month and has made its way to the US market, specifically the online HP store where it is now available.
- Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Processor: Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex A7 Quad Core Processor
- Processor Speed:1.0GHZ
- Memory:1GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: 8GB eMMC
- Display: 7-inch diagonal multi-touch IPS wide viewing angle display (1024 x 600)
- Camera: 0.3MP Front-facing Camera, 2.0MP Rear-facing Camera
- Wireless: 802.11b/g/n (Miracast compatible)
- Input/ Output: Micro USB 2.0, MicroSD (up to 32GB of expandable storage), Microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Sensors: Accelerometer
- Battery Type: 2800mAh lithium-polymer battery
There’s really nothing extraordinary about the specs of the HP 7 Plus. Consumers will immediately notice that this is a budget device from its display alone which comes with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. This is quite low for a 7-inch device with photos often appearing to be pixelated. On the positive side this model comes with a quad core 1GHz processor combined with 1GB of RAM which should be sufficient enough to provide a smooth experience when running multiple applications.
This device comes with 8GB of internal storage space which can further be expanded by a microSD of up to 32GB. There’s also a 2MP rear camera for taking quick snapshots and a 0.3MP front camera which can be used to make video calls.
HP is also including the Kingsoft Office software as well as a 25GB free lifetime cloud storage with Box with this device.
In terms of design this device comes with a rather large bezel which will remind you of the tablets released in the past years. It however appears to be solidly built and should be able to withstand the rigors of everyday use.
Should you buy this tablet? If you are looking for an everyday device that you can use to check your emails, update social networks, or browse the Internet for the latest news then the HP 7 Plus is makes a perfect choice. For a $100 price tag this is already a good buy considering that there are other worse tablets out in the market carrying a higher price tag.
On the other hand, consumers looking for a gaming tablet should stay away from this device as it isn’t designed to handle graphically intense games.