We don’t write often about HP devices because the company focuses mostly on office products. However, once for a while the manufacturer launches a device that gets our attention. Today it’s the HP 7 Plus Android tablet. The 7-inch slate which has been available in Europe since last month, has finally gone on sale in the US where it is offered via HP’s store for ultra cheap price of just $99.99. Wondering what hardware and software you will get for such a low price?
HP 7 Plus Android Cheap Tablet
The price is the first indication that the HP 7 Plus tablet is no high-end offering. Its design with thick bezels also screams entry-level. The tablet may not win any beauty contest but does appear to have solid construction so it should be pretty durable. The “7” in the name, as you might have guessed, refers to the screen size, thus the HP 7 Plus is one of those super portable devices that you can take with you wherever you go. Resolution, however, is low and at just 1024 x 600 pixels leaves much to be desired.
The tablet is powered by a quad-core Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex A7 chip clocked at 1 GHz. The processor most likely won’t be able to handle advanced tasks, but the HP 7 Plus was not made to perform heavy computing. The slate offers 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD slot. Moreover, HP throws in 25 GB free lifetime cloud storage with Box as well as Kingsoft Office software.
The device is equipped with a 2-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing shooter and offers Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Miracast compatible for connectivity purposes. Other features include Micro USB 2.0, microphone, 3.5 mm headphone jack, accelerometer and a 2,800 mAh battery which is capable of providing up to 5.5 hours of usage time. As for software, the tablet runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is unlikely to ever receive an update to a more recent version of the OS.
The HP 7 Plus is no powerhouse, but if you are looking for an ultra cheap tablet for entertainment on the go, it should satisfy your needs without any struggle.
more info: Hewlett Packard