Although previously committed to making tablets for only Windows and the unpopular WebOS, HP has finally decided to fall into the mainstream by announcing its first Android tablet, the Slate 7. Its a 7 inch tablet which costs just $170 and offers a dual-core CPU and Beats Audio. Here are the specifications of the tablet:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 7 inch display with resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels
  • 10.7mmm thick
  • weight: 372g
  • 1.6Ghz dual-core Cortex A9 processor
  • 1GB RAM with 8GB expandable storage
  • 3mp HD rear-camera
  • VGA secondary camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0, Wifi
  • Available in Black, Silver and Red

To keep the prices down, the struggling manufacturer has skimped out on some features but has still offered a decent design.

Although I think that overall its a fine tablet, we’ve already seen a wealth of tablets running on dual-core processors costing roughly the same as that of the Slate 7, including the recently announced Iconia B1 by Acer. It remains to be seen how well this device will perform in the market though.

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