The HP Slate 7 is an Android tablet with a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a dual-core processor, and a relatively low price tag. It’s expected to go on sale in the US this month for $169, but if you happen to be in the UK you can already order the Slate 7 for £129. It just won’t ship until May 1st.
HP’s 7 inch tablet features a Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. It has front and rear cameras and a microSD card slot.
Unless you really need a microSD card slot, a Google Nexus 7 is a better tablet in pretty much every way. It runs newer software, has a faster CPU, a higher-resolution display, and more storage. But the Nexus 7 costs $199 and up.
Like many other companies, HP is betting that there are tablet shoppers who think even the Nexus 7’s price is too high… or who just prefer to buy products from HP.
It can’t do any worse than the discontinued HP TouchPad tablet, can it?