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HP's Slate 7 fails to impress

It looks as though the earlier reports were true: HP is getting back into the tablet game, and this time it's operating system of choice is Android. HP inherited the webOS operating system with its acquisition of Palm back in 2010, but did little to advance the platform in the face of stiff competition from Android and iOS.
 
Unfortunately, for those looking to once again give HP a chance in the tablet game, the specs for the new Slate 7 are very underwhelming -- even for its relatively low starting price of $169.
 
The Slate 7 comes with a dual-core, 1.6GHz Cortex A9 ARM processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage space (expandable via microSD), and a 1024x600 display. Other lackluster specs include Bluetooth 2.1, a front-facing VGA camera, and a 3MP shooter on the back. The device runs a stock version of Android 4.1.
 
The Slate 7 does include Beats Audio onboard and HP's ePrint functionality, but that's likely not enough to sway consumers from competitive offerings like the Google Nexus 7.


 

"To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage an array of operating systems," said Alberto Torres, senior vice president, Mobility Global Business Unit, HP. "Our new HP Slate on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets."

The Slate 7 will launch in the United States this April.

Source: HP



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RE: Don't get it
By spread on 2/24/2013 10:44:06 PM , Rating: 2
HP sells shiny poop.

Even their website is a complete mess. They make things difficult because they don't want you to buy their products.


RE: Don't get it
By Wolfpup on 2/25/2013 12:23:11 PM , Rating: 2
Their site works fine for me. Not sure how anything they make is "shiny poop". Their prices are competitive and their configuration options are almost second to none now among big players. They're like Dell USED to have and now only has (at best) with their Alienware systems.


RE: Don't get it
By NellyFromMA on 2/25/2013 4:38:32 PM , Rating: 2
TRy getting support for their devices. Shiny Poop would be an upgrade.


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