Tablets are starting to get cheaper over the day and the HP Slate 7 is the latest to follow suite in the US, arriving with an even more alluring retail price. HP has reportedly slashed down the price of its Android slab by $30.
The HP Slate 7 may not have the hardware components to impress, but it does make a good alternative to the Nexus 7. The device is designed with a 7-inch touchscreen proffering resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Instead of the latest Android platform, the company has loaded this piece of hardware with 4.1 Jelly Bean. Powering it up is a dual core 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor and 1GB of RAM, while storage is delivered though a 16GB eMMC module.
With entertainment being the main highlight, the slab is equipped with stereo speakers and Beats Audio for enhanced audio output with earphones plugged in. The tablet comes with a 3500mAh Li-polymer battery to keep it running for up to 5 hours of video playback. Drenched in color options of silver and red, the HP Slate 7 features a soft-touch back panel with silver stainless steel edge accents. It weighs 13.05 ounces and measures 10.66mm thick.
While cellular connectivity has been left out of the blueprints, the device is fitted with various modules such as Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and microSD. The HP Slate 7 may not be amongst the best tablets out there, but the company hasn’t given up on delivering Android powered devices as yet. In recent news, it revealed a 21-inch AIO PC operating on Google’s mobile OS with Tegra 4 delivering the steam. The Nvidia processor has also been implemented in the manufacturer’s SlateBook x2 convertible which can function as a notebook and tablet.
The new price for the Slate 7 tablet was spotted by Android Central. According to them, the device will now retail for $140 from its previous $170 tag. The changes don’t seem to be in effect as yet on the company’s online store as the 8GB and 16GB variants are still selling at their original amounts.