HP just announced its first Android tablet known as the HP Slate 7. Hoping to re-enter the mobile race, it looks like HP’s strategy is not to compete against the current crop of mobile tablets in terms of specs and features, but rather attack most of them through strategic pricing scheme. As such, the HP Slate is set to debut at an affordable price of only $169.99, that’s $30 cheaper than the highly coveted Google Nexus 7.
We all know the Nexus 7, despite its relatively cheap price, is packed with some nice features such as a quad-core processor. That’s something that the HP Slate 7 doesn’t have. The tablet can only muster a 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A9 chip. That ain’t much for a processor, right? Still, the rest of the specs of the HP Slate 7 is worth taking look.
So, aside from the processor, there’s also a 7-inch 1024×600 resolution FFS+LCD touchscreen display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of SSD which is expandable through microSD, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 3MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera.
Other features of the HP Slate 7 include Beats Audio processing, stainless steel frame measuring 10.7mm thick and around 13 ounces. The HP Slate 7 also boasts of a battery pack that could lasts up to five hours if you’re watching a video. The HP Slate 7 will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
So there you go. What do you think folks? Can the HP Slate 7 steal the thunder away from the Google Nexus 7 in the 7-inch tablet race?