HP Slate 7 official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

A new manufacturer made its way into the Android tablet space today, as HP has officially announced the Slate 7. Launching in April for $169, this Android 4.1 tablet features a 7-inch 1024x600 display that HP promises will boast wide viewing angles thanks to its High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) tech. Inside the Slate 7 is a 1.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor that powers the whole package, and the new slate also touts 8GB of built-in storage, 1GB RAM, Beats Audio and wireless printing support. HP opted to include a pair of cameras with its new Android-based slate, with a VGA shooter placed on the Slate 7's face and a 3-megapixel camera around back.

It's certainly been a while since we've seen any new tablets from HP. The company has been fairly non-existent in the mobile world since it "discontinued operations" on webOS products in late 2011, but HP tells The Verge that it plans to expand its presence in the tablet market with a "broad set of products." While HP didn't go any further to share official details on what it's got up its sleeve, a recent rumor claimed that the firm is prepping an Android tablet with a quad-core Tegra 4 processor, which indicates that it'd likely have other high-end specs as well. For now, though, the Slate 7 is HP's new tablet offering, and the company definitely appears to be making a play for the entry-level, affordable market with its latest device. Would you be interested in buying a new Android tablet from HP?

Via HP, The Verge

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Kevin Joel 1080p thin bezel screen should have been a no-brainer.
Irsyad Redzuan Looks like the 1st IPad,only mini (not referring to iPad mini)LCD screen doesn't suits iy
Kevin Rodriguez id rather get this then a nexus 7.Has a camera, beats audio,expandable memory,print,and finnaly has a better proccesor using nvidia tegra 4. so beat ipad mini and nexus 7. hp slate 7 FTW!!!
Brandon Johnson They've gotta do something to make a profit since they just wanna sit on their asses with webos, might as well join the herd.
Ian Walker Looks alright but I won't be swapping my nexus 7 for one.
Joe Czo Not bad
Waii Hui nothing will beat the ipad mini for me
Paris Coke *announces hp slate* *never releases it* *buys palm* *never utilize web os* * brings back the slate and says fucki it just throw some android on that bitch * HP LOGIC
Paris Coke lmfaooooooo hp man i just dont know about them anymore.
Duncan Wynn Jr. A Nokia copycat , meaning strategy ? Should have stuck with WEb OS
John Olatunde Fajimi Interesting.
Daniel Andrés Romero Interesting....
Mark Belkowski They should of kept webos.
Shantanuraj S Patil Kaka commenting using HP touchpad - jelly bean, :-P
Paul Battle Aww no webos :(
Jose Calderon It's got a great price actually
Adrian Salazar Let hope the don't abandoned it like the hp touchpad
Ricky Bonilla Seems like the long awaited Nexus 7 rival. might buy this one
Randy B Hoopes Awesome.
Danny Chavez Nexus 7 is king still
Neil Aneja At least it doesn't have webos on it lol
Daniel Shapiro Neil Aneja

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