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The HP 7 Plus is now being offered for $85 after a $15 coupon

It was only yesterday when we first introduced you to the HP 7 Plus Android tablet. Priced at a reasonable $100, the tablet offers meager specs that justify its low price of entry.
However, either in a sign of desperation or simply in an effort to jumpstart initial sales, Hewlett-Packard is already discounting the HP 7 Plus. Using the code SLICK15HP during checkout, customers can knock an additional $15 off the price of the tablet — shipping is also free.

As a refresher, the HP 7 Plus comes with a 7” (1024x600) display, quad-core ARM processor, 8GB of internal storage, microSD slot, 802.11n wireless, 25GB of free cloud storage for life, and a runtime of five and a half hours.

Sources: HP Home & Office Store, Slickdeals

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By Reclaimer77 on 5/23/2014 10:53:37 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I would be stupid to pass this up. My GF's birthday is coming up and she's using some no-name "Cruze" tablet currently.

No brainer. Ty HP!

RE: Sold
By FITCamaro on 5/23/2014 11:02:07 AM , Rating: 3
Always thought you were married.

I'd go the extra cash and get her a Nexus 7.

RE: Sold
By Brandon Hill on 5/23/2014 11:05:11 AM , Rating: 5
Always thought you were married.

Who says he isn't...


RE: Sold
By Reclaimer77 on 5/23/2014 11:08:12 AM , Rating: 2
I'd go the extra cash and get her a Nexus 7.

Why bother? She's not gonna know, or appreciate, the difference. And I can put more money toward some girly gifts or whatever this way.

This is almost a no-compromise tablet for less than $100. Makes it kinda hard to split hairs imo.

RE: Sold
By Spuke on 5/23/2014 1:07:35 PM , Rating: 2
When you get it, report back on screen quality, feel, etc. I wouldn't mind putting this on my shopping list too.

RE: Sold
By ven1ger on 5/23/2014 2:15:36 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, and also can it load the newest Android version. Don't want to have to root it to use it with the newest Android. That's the only thing stopping me from jumping on this. The specs I can live with but every Android device I've bought in the last year or so has to have the most current Android OS.

RE: Sold
By Reclaimer77 on 5/23/2014 2:21:52 PM , Rating: 2
It is running the latest, Android 4x. Do you even know the difference between Jelly Bean and KitKat? My girlfriend sure as hell doesn't, nor would she care.

RE: Sold
By Dorkyman on 5/27/2014 2:51:02 PM , Rating: 2
I may even get in on this. Someone please tell me again what I need a small tablet for? Got a phone, got laptops, got a big desktop for my video production business.

Seriously, I have no problem dropping $85 but what will I want to do with it? Got my phone with me every waking moment.

RE: Sold
By Dorkyman on 5/27/2014 2:52:41 PM , Rating: 2
Crap. Says "out of stock." No way to add it to a shopping cart.

RE: Sold
By HrilL on 5/27/2014 7:11:37 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah that's what I ran into. For 85 it was a complete no brainer but it looks like we moved too slow.

RE: Sold
By hughlle on 5/24/2014 5:37:41 AM , Rating: 2
Then maybe she might not care or appreciate the difference between her budget no-name and a budget name-brand.

RE: Sold
By overlandpark on 6/9/2014 2:59:15 AM , Rating: 2
Chicks go right at and Google the the stuff you get them so they can determine if you're a cheap bastard or not. The trick is getting them absolutely nothing. They stay, awesome. They leave, they're gold diggers.

RE: Sold
By DT_Reader on 5/23/2014 11:31:24 AM , Rating: 1
After my experience with other HP products, I'd rather have the no-name I'd never heard of than anything from HP.

RE: Sold
By Reclaimer77 on 5/23/2014 11:38:52 AM , Rating: 1
This isn't an HP product. They are taking generic parts, the same ones that everyone uses, and wrapping it in their own case.

We know all these parts work well together, we know they work with Android. So there's pretty much no risk involved on my end on this purchase.

But congrats, you got your little HP ding in I guess?

RE: Sold
By Flunk on 5/23/2014 12:49:08 PM , Rating: 2
The same 5-6 Chinese subcontractors make all laptops and notebooks now anyway.

RE: Sold
By Flunk on 5/23/2014 12:49:36 PM , Rating: 2
Should have read tablets and notebooks.

RE: Sold
By mik123 on 5/23/2014 2:07:06 PM , Rating: 2
Even if true, that's 5-6 subcontractors, not one! Quality could vary greatly between them.

RE: Sold
By xti on 5/26/2014 11:34:29 AM , Rating: 2
its 85 bucks...

RE: Sold
By kmmatney on 5/23/14, Rating: -1
RE: Sold
By Nutzo on 5/23/2014 2:06:22 PM , Rating: 2
My $279 Asus tablet gets heavily used, much better deal than a $449 iPad, especially when you conside that there are much more free/low cost apps on Android.

If someone gave me an iPad I'd sell it, as resell value is the only advantage the iPad has left.

RE: Sold
By Reclaimer77 on 5/23/2014 2:23:36 PM , Rating: 2
My suggestion is to get an iPad - even a used or refurbished one, over anything else.

I don't even know what to say to this..just...ah it's Friday, I'll be nice.

Thanks for the suggestion.

RE: Sold
By bupkus on 5/23/2014 3:57:31 PM , Rating: 2
Ok, I've been reading through today's DailyTech, hoping for the best and you just gotta stand right on my bad toe.
Don't dis my nook HD+, man; really.
BTW, it cost my $150 plus tax @ Target :p

I have the CM Android 4.4.2, 11-20140307-NIGHTLY-ovation, although later builds have been a little hinky.

The bottom line, I love the screen to be used for reading math reviews and books in general.
Now, if a nexus 8 comes out with a better screen I just may jump on it, but it would need to be really nice.

RE: Sold
By retrospooty on 5/23/2014 4:47:12 PM , Rating: 2
"Our $449 iPad gets (easily) 5 times more use than our $200 Nook HD+"

The Nook HD+ was great when they slashed the price, and has a great screen, but it was still an old SOC. The GPU is grossly under powered for a 1920x1280 screen. It just cant push it well. You would be much better served gettting a Nexus for 1/2 the price of the iPad.

RE: Sold
By KoolAidMan1 on 5/23/14, Rating: -1
RE: Sold
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/23/2014 10:40:18 PM , Rating: 2
The iPad is obviously the better buy. Other tablets have horrible ecosystems.
Gee, who would have expected this from you. Oh wait, everyone.

RE: Sold
By retrospooty on 5/23/2014 10:46:40 PM , Rating: 2
/facepalm... Absolutely clueless.

Seriously KAM... Wake up and pay attention or, just stop talking. You are embarrassingly uneducated on the subject.

RE: Sold
By KoolAidMan1 on 5/23/14, Rating: -1
RE: Sold
By retrospooty on 5/24/2014 12:35:42 AM , Rating: 2
You sound just like TYP... Wake up, its not 2 years ago. Its 2014 now.

That's fine, you like IOS, we get it, just stop saying incorrect uneducated things about a platform you dont even use. You are wrong and you dont know what you are talking about. Comprende?

RE: Sold
By KoolAidMan1 on 5/24/14, Rating: 0
RE: Sold
By bupkus on 5/24/2014 10:54:08 AM , Rating: 2
I hope you can use your iPad better than you use this forum.

RE: Sold
By KoolAidMan1 on 5/24/2014 3:58:34 AM , Rating: 1
I have a 4.3 phone right here and know how bad apps are on Android tablets.

It is 2014 and these are still problems. The only thing you can say about Android tablet apps, hardware, enterprise adoption, and usage is "you are wrong".

Whatever makes you feel better man

RE: Sold
By bupkus on 5/24/2014 10:54:58 AM , Rating: 2
I hope you can use your iPad better than you use this forums.

RE: Sold
By KoolAidMan1 on 5/24/14, Rating: -1
RE: Sold
By p05esto on 5/23/2014 10:39:44 PM , Rating: 1
You bought an Apple product and read DailyTech? Kind of a contrast there. lololololol

RE: Sold
By flyingpants1 on 5/24/2014 1:51:19 AM , Rating: 2
My experience with cheap tablets (Nooks, etc) hasn't been good. I'm a cheapskate, but at the end of the day I put value on how much a device gets used. Our $449 iPad gets (easily) 5 times more use than our $200 Nook HD+, so in my mind the iPad was a better buy.

I guess if you really use your tablet that much. I end up getting quickly frustrated because it's just a phone without the convenience of small size.

90% of the time, I'll just use my PC, laptop and phone instead. So $400 for an iPad is out of the question. $85 is the right price point for me!

RE: Sold
By CharonPDX on 5/23/2014 5:08:47 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I'd been wanting to dip in to the Android ecosystem for a while, but was leery of no-name ultra-crap tablets for $100. But an HP, only-mildly-crap tablet for $85? Sold.

Hopefully Cyanogenmod works on it without too much difficulty. (Don't really want the outdated Android that's on there.)

RE: Sold
By retrospooty on 5/23/2014 6:29:59 PM , Rating: 2
Find out if it's bootloader is unlocked and if its rootable first before buying if that is your goal. I dunno about HP, they may have locked it down.

By tonyswash on 5/23/2014 12:58:23 PM , Rating: 2
5/22/2014: Hewlett-Packard will lay off another 16,000 workers on top of 34,000 layoffs it already announced. The move could save up to an additional billion dollars a year by 2016 on top of the maximum $4 billion savings previously anticipated.

The layoffs will come across all HP's product divisions and geographical locations. About 7,000 of the new layoffs will come before the end of HP's 2014 fiscal year and the rest before the end of 2015.

On a quarterly earnings call, HP chief executive Meg Whitman took a hammering from Wall Street analysts, clearly surprised by the magnitude of the numbers. Whitman announced her turnaround plan in May 2012 estimating layoffs of 27,000. The numbers were later boosted to 29,000, then 34,000 and now are estimated at a total 50,000


By atechfan on 5/23/2014 1:07:32 PM , Rating: 1
Meg's strategy for HP seems to be laying everyone off, stop making shit, and selling rebranded Chinese junk. Hurd was the last CEO they had that had a clue.

By Milliamp on 5/23/2014 10:39:02 PM , Rating: 2
Rebranded Chinese junk is mostly all anyone sells. How many manufacturers are little more than a brand name for stuff produced almost entirely at Foxconn?

Foxconn has grown from just manufacturing to assisting through the design process and ordering the parts in bulk. Companies like HP etc. if they don't want to chase down parts suppliers or potentially get stuck with unused parts in inventory can just tell Foxconn which parts to use and let them do the rest.

BlackBerry just signed such a partnership with Foxconn. This amounts to companies pretty much saying "these are the specs we went, load this software, then print our logo at the top"

Being a hardware company like HP that doesn't actually manufacture hardware can't require very many people.

Real pricing
By Gunbuster on 5/23/2014 11:15:11 AM , Rating: 2
I usually hate on HP but the more this happens the closer we get to the high end smartphones having realistic pricing.

A high end phone should be around $300, not $600 or $700

RE: Real pricing
By Jeffk464 on 5/23/2014 11:28:57 AM , Rating: 2
You need the rest of the carriers switching to off contract pricing and the price will come down.

"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive

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