American computing giant Hewlett Packard announced this weekend at Mobile Word Congress 2013 its new tablet, the HP Slate 7, the first company’s device that will run on Android operating system. The tablet will be a mid-range device and will come with a very attractive and competitive price tag of just $169.99. The device will be available in April in two different iterations – grey and red.
HP Slate 7 Tablet – A closer look.
For this very affordable price you will get a device that in a way resembles the Google Nexus 7, in both its size and its overall aesthetic choices. The HP Slate 7 features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 FFS (Field Fringe Switching) LCD display which is said to provide “wide viewing angles that provide easy viewing of documents, games, photos and videos-even in outdoor lighting conditions.” The tablet is powered by a dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 chip and comes with 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage, 3 megapixel rear camera and VGA front one made for video chat.
The HP Slate 7 offers Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box with Beats Audio running at system level so that all apps will be able to take advantage of the technology. Interestingly, HP managed to implement its ePrint technology into the system. This feature will allow you to connect to a compatible HP printer and print documents wirelessly. The OS will be mostly a stock version with some minor modifications applied to accommodate Beats Audio, ePrint, and some other HP features.
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