HP kept it’s word, and has started shipping the HP Slate 7 this month, even though April is almost over. It’s a seven-inch tablet, with a price tag of $170.
The HP Slate 7 is a fully powered Android tablet, with a 1024×600 display, 1.6GHz dual core processor, and 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM with up to 32GB external storage. It has a VGA secondary camera with a 3MP rear camera, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, a micro USB port and stereo speakers with Beats Audio enhancement. You can extend the tablets protection beyond the standard limited warranty with HP Care Pack services, with a two-year HP Care Pack for $29 or a two-year HP Care Pack with Accidental Damage Protection for $49.5.
“To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors and leverage an array of operating systems,” said Alberto Torres, senior VP, Mobility Global Business Unit, HP. “Our new HP Slate 7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, while our ground-breaking, business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows 8 is ideal for enterprises and governments. Both deliver the service and support people expect from HP.