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Specs for the tablet aren't impressive at all, but it's to be expected given its sub-$200 price point

The tablet market is pretty crowded these days with numerous companies duking out for a piece of the action. While Android-based tablets have been taking up the lion’s share of the market, HP has yet to launch any true "breakthrough" products in the sector.
 
And given today’s “stealth” launch of the new HP 8 1401, which was noticed by Phone Arena, it appears that HP still isn’t ready to put much effort into the category. The tablet is equipped with a quad-core Allwinner A31 ARM processor paired with a scant 1GB of RAM. The tablet comes with 16GB of internal storage, although it can be expanded thanks to its microSD slot (up to 32GB).
 
The budget-minded specs continue with a 1024x768 7.85” display, 2MP rear camera, and a low-resolution 0.3MP front-facing camera. Battery life is listed at just 7 hours thanks to its 3800 mAh battery.
 
And don’t expect to see an updated version of Android shipping with the HP 8 1401; it’s running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean while the latest version shipping is 4.4 KitKat.
 
Not all is lost, however, when it comes to the HP 8 1401. HP does give you 25GB of cloud storage for the life of the device. And when it comes to pricing, HP is offering up its latest tablet for just $169.99 in the U.S.

Sources: HP, Phone Arena



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RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 12:37:27 PM , Rating: 2
Close minded would be not considering Windows Phone which is what many people here do even making up stuff about the OS just becasuse it came from Microsoft and Windows 95 used to blue screen. Yet since Windows XP and XBox first generation are solid OS's but Windows Phone OS based on NT kernel is somehow flawed? Really?

So what your saying is I should stick with the Suck of Android until its good because an OS written by a search engine company is better than companies with 30+ years of experience in software development?

I still think Internet Explorer trails everyone else. Happy now?


RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 12:45:04 PM , Rating: 2
I didnt say WP was flawed. I actually think its decent at this point and like the stuff repoted to be added by 8.1. If anything apps are a weakness, and the 1/2 way walled garden, but that part is purely my personal preference to have everything open. I was just pointing out that MS stuff us usually crap, severe crap, until many years and many versions later, so apply that same logic. Generically speaking, don't judge version 7 based on version 3's shortcomings. Judge it on its own merits. If you havent used it then dont even comment.

"So what your saying is I should stick with the Suck of Android until its good because an OS written by a search engine company is better than companies with 30+ years of experience in software development"

No, I dont think you should use Android at all. It may be too dynamic for you. I am just saying the crap you spout about it isnt correct. It's like arguing with a 12 year old. "So, this one phone has one problem 3 years ago". OK fine, dont buy it, but dont talk about it today as if its still 3 years ago because you just look clueless and uneducated.


RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 1:00:18 PM , Rating: 2
You implied it and that something is wrong with people who don't embrace Android over Windows.

Sorry I do not agree with you from personal and professional experience.


RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 2:11:32 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... Really, you are getting worse and worse as every single thing you say gets proven wrong again (again[again])

"You implied it and that something is wrong with people who don't embrace Android over Windows."

??? I defy you to show me where I did that. I said nothing at all negative about WP other than showing you that all platforms and produccts have hte same type of issues... You stated incorrect things about 3 years old version of Android that isn't true today. I told you it was old versions. You said you dont trust it after bad experiences, I showed you that all of MS's best , most popular and lucrative products all started out as crap but got better and better as years went by to point out how you arent using a linear logic and that you should just stop talking because you dont know what you are talking about...


RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 3:01:49 PM , Rating: 2
I accept that challenge

Implied
Windows is walled garden
open is better than closed
MS stuff us usually crap severe crap, until many years and many versions later
If you havent used it then dont even comment. (Umm I have used it)
too dynamic for you (Android is somehow more dynamic at what?)

quote:
OK fine, dont buy it, but dont talk about it today as if its still 3 years ago because you just look clueless and uneducated.


Is this the part where I claim myself victor? Not sure I want to but I'm sure you'll throw a few your a child, close minded, obtuse, vacuous comments my way to support your cause of superiority and self proclaimed victory.


RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 3:32:20 PM , Rating: 2
Oh come on... That isnt at all what was said. You chopped everything up and cut out important bits.

Windows is walled garden - I said 1/2 walled garden and that I prefer open, but that is only my personal preference.

open is better than closed - again, I said that was my personal preference, look above.

MS stuff us usually crap severe crap, until many years and many versions later - Yes, Windows, Office, Direct X IE, many other examples. And dont get me wrong, I think Windows is by far the best OS ever made (just Win7, not 8 LOL). I am an MS fan.

If you havent used it then dont even comment. - YEs, that is in no way a negative about WP.

too dynamic for you - Yes, I stand by that thought I formulated in the middle of this thread seeing how completely inane you are, maybe IOS would be even better for you. AGain, not at all a slight about WP.


RE: Yawn
By sprockkets on 3/9/2014 5:44:24 PM , Rating: 2
Well sorry to hear about your android issues, but that's not my experience. I did have the camera bug you had, just once. Why did you try Samsung's syncing software, android doesn't need that.

Oh and you are chiding Google about their experience of making an is vs. Ms? That's terrific. How well did win 9x work? How much of a security disaster was xp? How well did vista work? How crappy was ie?

You'll find that history shows ms to be the WORST maker of software. Unix beat them by decades on workstations and servers. Winmob was the worst mobile os seen.

Google is piggybacking on the many developers of the Linux kernel, with IBM and rehat as major contributors. Its weak spot has been the GUI layer on top.


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