September 16, 2014

Can HP's budget-friendly Slate 7 take on the Nexus 7?

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It is Mobile World Congress week, and we all know about the plethora of new Android devices announced. Phones and tablets are everywhere, mostly from familiar names. Then there’s also the new HP (yes, them) tablet, the budget-friendly HP Slate 7. With pricing that starts at $169.99, the big comparison will come from the Nexus 7.

For this price you won’t get a bunch of fancy bells and whistles under the hood, but plenty for new users. It runs Android Jelly Bean with a 1.6 GHz dual-core ARM processor, a 7-inch display, a front and a rear camera, with a grey or red backcover, and it comes with BeatsAudio support. Certainly not bad stuff; most buyers don’t care all that much about specifications.

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For HP to have success they will need to promote the tablet and offer it in a variety of retail outlets. In other words, it should be everywhere the Nexus 7 is, and more.

HP will be launching it in April, and we hope that it turns out good for HP. Competition is always welcome and we’re pulling for a rebound from the TouchPad tablet.

So, are you considering grabbing one? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

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