HP launched a low-cost Android tablet with low-quality specs earlier this year and called it the HP Slate 7. Now the company is updating the line with a new model featuring a better display and faster processor.

The HP Slate 7 Plus is due out in Europe in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season.

HP Slate 7 Plus

The new Slate 7 basically has the specs of a first-generation Google Nexus 7, including a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

While those specs aren’t exactly state-of-the-art, they’re a lot better than the 1024 x 600 pixel screen and Rockchip RK3066 dual-core CPU in the original HP Slate. And unlike Google’s original Nexus 7, the Slate 7 Plus has a microSD card slot and front and rear cameras.

It also has HDMI output, WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, and Miracast wireless display technology. The tablet has a 4000mAh battery, measures 7.7″ x 4.8″ x 0.4″ and weighs 12 ounces. It runs Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.

Interestingly, the HP Slate 7 Plus isn’t the only new 7 inch tablet the company is launching this year.

In September HP also introduced the HP Slate 7 HD and HP Slate 7 Extreme. The former is a low-cost 7 inch tablet with a Marvell PXA986 processor, and the latter is a higher-priced machine with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core chip and a stylus.

All three models feature 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel displays.

via Padhz and frAndroid

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7 replies on “HP Slate 7 Plus is a slightly better budget tablet from HP”

  1. I own one of these and it’s pretty rad. You won’t really find anything noticeably better for under 175$.

  2. hp slate 7 plus, versus Asus MeMo pad HD 7, versus dell venue 7 – which one would you recommend?

    1. Look into the Sero 7 Pro as well which also in this class and is very affordable and good quality.

      1. Thanks. I thought the “consensus” was that the hisense was inferior to the asus. The way the screen was bonded, etc.

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