Hewlett Packard has announced HP Slate 7, an Android based tablet. New HP Tablet 7 aims to fight with Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Another motive of HP slate 7 is to compensate the failure of WebOS based TouchPad. Not only compensate previous failures and competition are the reasons behind the development of new HP slate 7, this 7-inch tablet is a quality product that will surely satisfy its customers.
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HP Slate 7 Review:
HP Slate 7 has many improved specs competitor of same category. New HP Tablet 7 has got 197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm dimensions and this slate weighs 372g, that is a bit heavier that Google Nexus 7. HP Slate 7 comes with FFS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen that supports 16M colors. The bright screen of HP Slate 7 has 600 x 1024 pixel screen resolution, the 7-inch display has 170 ppi pixel density. A very broad border gives the screen a surrounding, that does not look too good. The new HP slate 7 is made of soft plastic curved at the edges with steel metal-effect, this makes the tablet light and easy to carry.
If we compare the display and hardware of HP slate 7 and Google Nexus 7 then you will know that the FFS display is brighter and clearer than Google Nexus 7. Kindle Fire has 216 ppi pixel density, but it does not make any difference when you experience it in real life. HP slate 7 offers wider viewing angles. Now let’s come to the hardware. The HP slate 7 and Kindle Fire look very similar. The weight of the HP slate 7 is just 30g more than Google Nexus 7, 30g is not too heavy, HP slate 7 is still easy to carry in one hand.
HP Slate 7 Specifications:
New HP Tablet 7 was announced in February 2013, till now the market is very eager to know what is inside this new gadget. HP is a trusted brand, yet no customer wants to compromise with the quality. So without taking any risk, HP has loaded New HP Tablet 7 with desirable specs. Latest tablets are powered by quad core processor whereas HP slate 7 has a dual core SoC, which is also quite fast. HP’s Slate 7 is powered by Cortex-A9 dual core processor, which is clocked at 1.6GHz. New HP slate 7 runs on latest Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.
New HP slate 7’s memory specs include 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory. HP slate 7 offers a microSD slot that supports up to 32 GB microSD card. HP slate 7 features 3.15 MP rear camera that captures images of 2048 x 1536 pixels. There is a very basic VGA front camera. For a good music experience HP slate 7 features Beats Audio sound processing, according to users choice, they can select Beats On-Ear, Beats In-Ear and Beats Passive audio equipments. These features again create difference between the HP slate 7 and Kindle Fire by Amazon. Amazon Kindle Fire lacks rear camera and also memory expending options. Kindle Fire’s music is not boosted up with Beats audio.
HP Slate7 Connectivity Options and Other Features:
HP slate7 is enabled with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth for connectivity. HP slate 7 also features SNS integration MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/WMV player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/AC3/Flac player, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document viewer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Predictive text input, Accelerometer sensor as preloaded features.
HP Slate 7 Cons:
- The camera is very basic and does not have flash.
- The screen of the competitor gets more points than HP slate 7, the pixel density of the screen could be better.
HP Slate 7 full Specifications:
- Announced : 2013, February.
- Release date : 2013, April.
- Dimensions : 197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm.
- Weight : 372 g.
- OS : Android v4.1 Jelly Bean.
- CPU : Dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9.
- Sensors : Accelerometer.
- Display : 7.0 inches FFS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen.
- Memory : Internal 8 GB expandable up to 32 GB.
- RAM : 1 GB.
- Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n.
- Camera : 3.15 MP.
- Front Camera : VGA.
- Colors : Black/Silver, Red.
HP Slate 7 Release Date, Price Details:
HP slate 7 was announced in February, 2013 in MWC event. HP Slate 7 will be releasing in US in April, 2013. Other countries will get HP slate 7 very soon. HP Slate 7 Price details as following:
- HP slate 7 Price in India : 9,179.61 INR.
- HP slate 7 Price in USA : 169.990 USD.
- HP slate 7 Price in UK : 112.323 GBP.
- HP slate 7 Price in Europe : 128.697 EUR.
- HP slate 7 Price in Canada : 174.029 CAD.
- HP slate 7 Price in Australia : 165.167 AUD.
- HP slate 7 Price in China : 1068.28 CNY.
- HP slate 7 Price in Japan : 15,944 JPY.
- HP slate 7 Price in Russia : 5,159.54 RUB.