The HP Mesquite tablet is a 7 inch Android tablet with an Intel Atom processor and a low price tag. It launched as a Black Friday exclusive, with Walmart selling the tablet for $89.
But now that Black Friday has come and gone, you can still pick up this tablet for less than the price of a Kindle Paperwhite. Walmart is now selling HP’s cheapest Android tablet for $99.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more money you can certainly find a tablet with a better screen, faster processor, and other premium features. But this isn’t a premium tablet — it’s a $99 model which looks surprisingly decent when you consider the price.
The tablet features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2640 Medfield processor, a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It has a 0.3MP front-facing camera, and features WiFi and Bluetooth.
The HP tablet measures 7.6″ x 4.9″ x 0.4″ and weighs about 13 ounces. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software. It’s said to get up to 5 hours of battery life.
While you’d probably get more bang for your buck with a refurbished Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab, or Amazon Kindle Fire, the HP Mesquite tablet is one of the first Intel-powered tablets to sell for under $100. It also has at least one thing that Google’s Nexus tablets lack: a microSD card slot for extra storage space.