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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 retrospooty on 3/7/2014 12:48:19 PM , Rating: 2
"Not seeing any blue or black screens of death "

And btw, uh.... YES



Any other questions?

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 12:52:16 PM , Rating: 2
ROFLMAO - Never seen one before but I find it hysterical the majority of images are Samsung Windows Phones.

RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 12:57:54 PM , Rating: 1
First, Windows doesn't have blue and black screens, and then I why you it does and now its Samsung? You are truly hilarious. Especially because its not Samsung.

Black SOD - 1st 2 links, HTC and Nokia Windows phones.

Blue SOD - 1st several links - all Nokia Windows phones.

You have been so totally dominated in this little debate it isnt even fun any more. I feel like I am tricking a dog by fake throwing a ball.

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 1:03:35 PM , Rating: 2
I love your claim of victory its so cute.

Ill prefer to let peoples own experiences with Android, Windows Phone, and IOS speak for themselves. If it works for you then by all means stick with it and if it doesn't then by all means try something else. Try to be open minded.

RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 2:04:37 PM , Rating: 2
It wasnt a "victory"... Too easy that is all. It wasnt anything I did. It was your self defeating logic and poorly thought through arguments along with lack of attention to detail.

Mitch101: "Android has blue and Black screens of death, Windows Phone doesnt"

Retrospooty: (shows you links that it not only has both, but both are quite widespread ).

Mitch101: "All those Windows Phone blue and black screens are on Samsung devices"

Retrospooty: (points out that is it mostly Nokia and secondly HTC having Blue and Black SOD on Windows Phone.

Week dood. Are you not even trying, or are you really that dim, or is it that you just cant admit that your arguments have no merit?

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 2:46:58 PM , Rating: 2
LOL now your re-wording some of my comments or taking them out of context now. I like how you tacked on "Windows Phone doesnt" at the end of the comments. Your the one serving up the week sauce.

Technically Ive never seen or heard of one until today gods honest truth its just like I recall people saying the original X-Box had a blue screen in walmart but damn if all the years and games I played on it never saw a blue screen. Looking even deeper I can see a couple are really bad photoshop as well. Not sure what search engine your using for images but the majority of mine are Samsung.

I thought you Won? You said you did. Why its important to you on a blog/forum is actually pathetic.

Like I said if all is well in Android enjoy it but if you have an Android and its effing up maybe its time to look at something else. Try Apple, Try Windows Phone its all good just find something that works for you.

RE: Yawn
By Reclaimer77 on 3/7/2014 3:35:33 PM , Rating: 2
No offense but you're being a child.

You don't get to make sweeping claims based on nothing but myopic experiences, then when he proves your precious has as many issues, dismiss them offhand because they didn't happen to you.

Myopic much?

RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 3/7/2014 4:28:32 PM , Rating: 2
Absolutely amazing. The guy is like Pirks.

RE: Yawn
By Gondor on 3/7/2014 4:34:45 PM , Rating: 3
I love your claim of victory its so cute.

Tony Swash is strong in this one.

RE: Yawn
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/8/2014 8:13:49 AM , Rating: 2
ROFLMAO - Never seen one before but I find it hysterical the majority of images are Samsung Windows Phones.
And I have never had any of the issues you claim happen to Android. What's your point?

RE: Yawn
By Reclaimer77 on 3/8/2014 8:35:05 AM , Rating: 2
Honestly the only issue I have with modern Android is the wakelock issue. Where somehow a bug allows an app to run wild while the phone is "sleeping" and hoses your battery.

And this has been completely solved with the Greenify app. Which actually has many cool side-benefits I've come to enjoy. More control rocks.

If he had any experience with Android first hand, he wouldn't have to sit there on Bing and fish up stuff to complain about.

I honestly have never used any hardware/software system that didn't have SOME issues. But these Windows Phone guys are some kind of special. It's amazing how only Android has problems, but never Windows Phone. How convenient!

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