I’ll say that paying a bit over $300 for a Tegra 4 tablet sounds like an excellent deal, especially on an 8 inch screen with an unusual resolution. Well, I’m talking about the HP Slate8 Pro here, a tablet that was present at MWC 2014 and we handled it at HP’s booth.


This device packs an 8 inch 1600 x 1200 pixel display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There’s a 1.8 GHz quad core Tegra 4 CPU inside, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and an 8 megapixel back camera. The OS here is Android 4.2.2 and the product is thick on paper, at 9.9 mm, but in real life it feels slimmer.

The HP Slate8 Pro packs a 5680 mAh battery and its priced tag is $329.99. The build quality is very good and all the seams are flush, plus the buttons are solid and have good feedback. The display is actually on par or sometimes better than the one of the Nexus 7 2013. All in all, I’d say that we finally found a rival for the Nexus 7 and LG G Pad…