HP finally launched its first Android tablet, the Slate 7, that went on sale in USA this weekend, with a price tag of $170. This model was showcased in Barcelona, at MWC 2013 and we got up close and personal with it. One of the selling points of the device is its Beats Audio integration.


HP Slate 7 has a stainless steel frame, an ARM dual core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, a rear facing 3 megapixel camera and a front facing VGA shooter. There’s also a High aperture ratio Field Fringe Switching panel implemented on the front, for improved viewing angles. The 7 inch slate is a small tablet that goes head to head with likes of the iPad Mini and Nexus 7.

It also has 1 GB of RAM, Android Jelly Bean and a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. It also provides 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 3500 mAh battery and a case that’s available in red or silver. The good news here is that we get a metal shell instead of plastic, even at this price.