After dabbling in the area of WebOS and flirting with Windows 8 and rejecting Windows RT, HP is ready to dance with Android. They unveiled today at MWC 2013, in Barcelona the HP Slate 7 device, a 7 inch tablet with a low price, low end looking design and some good audio features.
HP Slate 7 is priced at $169.99 and it comes with a 7 inch 1024 x 600 FFS+ display, a 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A9 CPU and 1 GB of RAM. There’s also 8 GB of storage on board, a microSD card slot, a 3 MP cam at the back and a VGA front camera for videocalls. At the back there are stereo speakers with Beats Audio and this slate is 10.7 mm thick, so it’s not that thin. It actually looks like a lower end tablet or e-reader if you ask me.
HP Slate 7 weighs 12.8 ounces and comes with WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1, plus it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with ePrint services from HP. Sales of the product will start in USA in April and it’s very likely that this model will only be sold in a WiFi version. Fancy this slate cheaper than the Nexus 7?