HP Slate 7
The rumors are true HP was indeed working on a 7" tablet - The Hp Slate 7. This time it has deployed a tried and tested method which is putting Android on the device!
Recently HP had pointed to the development of a tablet. On the lines of which the company unveiled it's latest challenger for the tablet market, the HP Slate 7, and as the name suggests, it will have a 7" display, with a resolution of 1024 X 600 pixels. The tablet will come pre - loaded with Android 4.1. In the line HP's recent cozying up with Google, which included the Chromebook. It will be powered by a Dual - Core ARM Cortex A9 processor clocking at 1.6 GHz, but the amount of RAM has not been mentioned.
This is HP's third Tablet , with a critically acclaimed enterprise - based Windows 7 tablet long back, and then the doomed filtration and adoption of webOS.
The HP Slate 7 will have 8 GB Built -in storage, while there is the memory card slot for expansion, in case you so require. The tablet includes Beats Audio Speakers, a Micro USB port, a soft - touch rubber back, a 3 MP rear camera and a VGA front - facing for video chatting. High Aperture - ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) Display panel claims to offer wide viewing angles, even in outdoor lighting conditions.
HP claims that the Slate 7 will offer 5 hours of battery life when used for continuous video playback.
HP hopes to find it's feet in the tablet market, by offering the HP Slate 7 at a fairly aggressive price point of $169.99 in the U.S., and by offering what HP has been eager to point out - "Premium Build Experience", and the combination of stainless steel frame and soft touch rubber back could go some way towards that motive.
"To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage an array of operating systems", said Alberto Torres, senior vice president, Mobility Global Business Unit, HP. " Our new HP Slate 7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, while our ground - breaking, business - ready HP ElitePad on Windows 8 is ideal for enterprises and governments, Both delver the service and support people expect from HP."
The HP Slate 7 is expected to be available in the United States in April with a starting price of $169.