HP Slate 7 – Amazing Comeback?

The Tablet Market seems to have become an open ground for war, with Samsung, Apple, Google all coming up with fancy toys every now and then. Just recently, HP announced it’s comeback in the market too. Opening with HP Slate 7 for a price of $169, it is believed that HP is now back with a bang after the ill-fated break.

HP Slate 7 is scheduled to release in Australia this summer.


The HP Slate 7 is powered by a 1.6GHz ARM dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and comes with 8GB of internal memory storage. Other features also include a microSD card for memory expansion, along with a front-facing VGA camera for video calls and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera for photos and videos. The resolution of the screen is (1024×600), which is seemingly amazing for this price range. Weighing 13 ounces and a 7 inch diagonal screen, the HP Slate would make it’s first appearance in a stainless steel frame in black paint. Slate 7 will also be the first tablet in the industry to offer embedded Beats Audio, for the best-sounding and audio experience available on a tablet. HP also promised a good battery life of 5-7 hours of video playback. Slate is expected to keep an individual content and occupied for hours together.

As HP describes it, “Carry your world in the palm of your hand.”

Back in 2011, HP had opened war with Apple Group by pitching their TouchPad with Apple’s famous iPad. But the TouchPad was nothing short of a miserable failure as it had to be pulled out of the market within one week of it’s launch. Google Nexus now seems to be the new target. Thus all eyes are set on Slate 7 to see how it performs.

The fact that it’s comparatively cheaper than Google Nexus has also created a lot of buzz. HP is believed to have learnt from it’s previous mistakes. Touch Pad had used HP’s own software (WebOS), but the HP Slate 7 will open with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. A clear indication that HP is going to play safe this time around.

Well, come April, we are waiting to be amazed HP.

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