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Need a cheap tablet? HP’s $169 Slate7 tablet is coming in April — runs stock Android and has microSD expansion slot

Posted By Ashraf On February 25, 2013 @ 1:09 AM In Android | 7 Comments

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In 2010 HP bought Palm to try to make a push into the mobile market with Palm OS. That all came to an abrupt stop when HP decided to discontinue Palm OS devices. (Why they decided that, I will never know.) Now, however, HP is looking to get back in the fray with its Android-based Slate7 tablet.

Slated to go on sale in April (pun intended), Slate7 sports 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, dual-core Cortex A9 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (with support for microSD card), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, front-facing VGA camera, and back-facing 3-mp camera. Plus it has Beats Audio, support for HP ePrint, and runs on stock Android 4.1. Yes, that is vanilla Android — nothing skinned by HP, just Android 4.1 in its purest form — that supports Google Play Store.

The Slate7 will set you back $169 (plus sales tax) which puts it $30 shy of rival 7-inch tablets Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7. Personally speaking, for only $30 more I feel you can get a superior tablet in Nexus 7 but Nexus 7 does not support microSD expansion. So, yeah. Take your pick.

HP Slate7 homepage [2]

[via The Verge [3], ComputerWorld [4]]


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[2] HP Slate7 homepage: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ad/slate-7/tablet.html

[3] The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/24/4023106/hp-slate-7-android-tablet-ships-april

[4] ComputerWorld: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237095/HP_to_ship_Slate7_consumer_tablet_for_169_in_April

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