PC sales is declining and Tablets are the “Next Big Thing”, So HP decided to jump into the Tablet business starting with Slate 7 that runs on Android JellyBean at a tempting low price of $170.
The tablet specifications aren’t so impressive, HP Slate 7 has a 7.0-inch, 1,024 x 600 resolution FFS+ LCD, 1.6GHz, dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/b, Bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, stereo speakers and Beats Audio and its comes packed with Android Jelly Bean 4.1. HP says the battery is good for five hours of video playback. The Stock Android is modified slightly to integrate ePrint (Software for wirelessly printing documents from the device directly using a compatible HP printer) and Beats Audio right into the OS, allowing other applications to access their functionality.
Alberto Torres SVP Mobility Business Unit is confident that its far more competitive than Google/Asus Nexus 7. But how can you compare Dual Core processor with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, no GPS and NFC and only 8GB onboard storage as compared to 16GB on Nexus 7. It has some advantages like microSD card slot and a little less price, but still It doesn’t beat the Nexus 7.