HP Announces Slate 7 Android Tablet, Priced At $169
As first rumored earlier this month, HP has officially confirmed its intentions to re-enter the tablet market following the HP TouchPad debacle by officially announcing the Slate 7 Android tablet, a 7-inch Android tablet meant to undercut Google’s own Nexus 7 for $169.99 with the launch slated for April.
The specs match up with the Nexus 7 in most areas although the two most important parts were sadly forgotten. Those being the processor, and the screen resolution.
The HP Slate 7 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution display, and only a 1.6 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor but no additional details on the CPU were given. You’ll be enjoying 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage as well as a micro-SD slot for expanded storage options, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1.
The HP Slate 7 has one front-facing VGA webcam and a 3.0 megapixel rear camera. The tablet also features stereo speakers with Beats Audio processing, recalling the audio features of the TouchPad in a stainless steel frame. Dimensions come in at 10.7 mm thin, 197mm x 116mm, 13.05 ounces, and HP promises 5 hours of video playback.
HP has yet to announce more specific availability details outside of the April launch date, including what territories the tablet will launch in during the initial April release. HP has also confirmed that the Slate 7 is only the first in a new line of tablets from the conglomerate, as it has also confirmed additional Android tablets in more sizes as well as Windows tablets.