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Published On: Tue, Feb 26th, 2013

HP Slate 7 Announced for US$169

HP has announced its new product Slate 7 tablet that is equipped with the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and two cameras front and rear. HP has tagged this device with US$169.

Looking after the price, it is good that HP has made an attempt to lure its fans with an affordable tablet. The device features 7-inch display with webOS-based Touchpad, making it much more appealing in the tablet computer segment. HP has focused on more comfort level where its users can access this device just like mini computer. This budget friendly beast targets Google’s Nexus 7 tablet which comes for little higher price than this at US$199. Nexus comes slightly more expensive than the entry-level models Asus and Acer.

This 7-inch tablet has got stainless steel frame which enhances its overall appearance. Soft touch paint is applied throughout its body. Users can choose either red or grey colored model. The devices weighs just 370 grams, but much handy. Powered by a dual core processor with Cortex A9 label, this device ensures to provide smooth functioning by mating with 1GB RAM. Internal memory is 8GB, but users can expand it via microSD card. The screen offers better clarity due to 1024 by 600 pixels resolution, HFFS (High aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching) display. However, this quality is likely to be rated low as compared to the 1280 by 800 pixels resolution with IPS panel given to Google’s Nexus. No doubt IPS display offers crystal clear views. As HP says, this device offers wide viewing angles, so in any conditions be it indoor or outdoor during day, users will enjoy accessing this tablet without any hassle.

HP Slate 7

Impressive features are the 3 megapixel rear camera and a VGA camera at front. Not much tablets get two cameras where HP dares to challenge its rivals by showing a good quality 3MP shooter. Also, HP has incorporated stereo speakers that support Beats Audio, which is found on many consumer laptops. So, as compared to affordable devices like Asus and Acer has provided, HP leads the show for some extra-ordinary features it added.

HP has also added its own ePrint app on Slate 7 that lets users to print contents directly from the app through Wi-Fi support. Moreover, users will enjoy the latest 4.1 Jelly Bean OS that presents full support for Google apps as promised by HP. This new OS also offers Google Now and Google Play where thousands of apps are loaded to give full convenience to users.

The device will be made available in few countries in Asia-Pacific region from April. Starting price of HP Slate 7 is at US$169.

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