The first time we officially heard about the HP Slate 7 Extreme was in September last year. The device looked very promising back then, so we anxiously waited for the launch. And we waited and we waited, and then we waited some more. Four months later, the tablet finally made it to HP store. The slate, which is basically a rebranded NVIDIA Tegra Note tablet with a few HP touches here and there is available from the company’s store and is priced at $199.99.
HP Slate 7 Extreme with NVIDIA Tegra 4
The front of the tablet looks just like any other Tegra Note device, the back, however, is a whole different story. It looks like HP approached the task of making the Slate 7 Extreme in its own creative way. Design aside, the tablet is an interesting offering for its price. At the heart of the slate is a quad-core 1.8 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor which is fast and efficient and guarantees seamless performance.
There a teeny tiny problem with the chip, though. It no longer is the latest, since NVIDIA announced its newest mobile processor two days ago. However, unless you are compelled to own the most recent product, the Tegra 4 chip will do its work just fine.
The HP Slate 7 Extreme sports a 7-inch 1280 x 800, 1 GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. The tablet offers 16 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD slot, plus you will get 25 GB of lifetime cloud storage from Box. The slate comes with a stylus pen, “front firing” speakers, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and a 4100 mAh battery good for up to 10.5 hours of usage time.