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HP Slate 7 - Jelly Bean Tablet Aiming To Take On Nexus 7

By Simon Thomas on 25th February 2013

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HP have announced the HP Slate 7 at the Mobile World Congress which is currently in full swing in Barcelona. The HP Slate is an affordable Android tablet which will be taking on Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD.

 

HP have launched tablets in the past including the HP Touchpad and the HP Slate 500 neither of which has really taken off. Choosing to take on the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire , but we've got a better feeling about the HP Slate 7.

 

What is the specification of the HP Slate 7 ?

 

The HP Slate 7 has a 7 inch touch-screen running at a resolution of 1024x600 pixels , while the tablet is powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor. The processor is backed up by 1GB of RAM, while on-board memory comes in at 8GB and can be expanded using microSD cards.

 

Android Jelly Bean comes preloaded on the Slate 7, while it has both a rear-facing 3 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing VGA camera for video calling. The tablet also comes with Beats Audio technology ensuring it provides booming music playback.

 

How does the HP Slate 7 compare to the competition ?

 

The specification of HP's Slate 7 is below that of Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD. However, the HP's tablet is going to be priced significantly lower than its rivals with the US price listed as $169 (£110) compared to £159 for Google and Amazon's tablets.

 

The HP Slate 7 will launch in April and as soon as 3G hear more about the affordable tablet we'll let you know.

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