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HP launches first Android powered Slate 7 tablet for $169

HP Slate 7

The Hewlett-Packard Company introduced its latest Android 4.1 powered budget-friendly Slate 7 at MWC 2013 to return in the tablet market after the failure of its first WebOS based tablet dubbed as HP Touchpad.

Slate 7 has been carefully enfolded in a stainless-steel frame that fits naturally in the palm of the owner and thereby deliver great experiences to them. In addition, it features a 7-inch diagonal screen display with resolution of 1024×600 pixels. The tab incorporates the High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel which offers more pleasant viewing experiences to users due to the presence of wide viewing angles.

It sports a dual-core 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB RAM, an 8GB of internal memory that can be expandable via microSD card, and a micro USB port.

The device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has support for WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, USB 2.0 & Bluetooth 2.1. It measures 197mm x 116mm x 10.7mm and weighs 368 grams. On the rear side, it features a 3-megapixel camera while incorporates a 0.3-megapixel VGA camera on the front end.

In addition to visual enhancements, the new HP ePrint technology enables users to print documents wirelessly by connecting to a compatible HP printer.

Just like HTC One series, Slate 7 also takes into account embedded Beats Audio, which delivers users the best audio experiences.

The fast and responsive tab offers its customers an easy access to Google Mobile services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and many more.

The silver & red variants of HP Slate 7 will go on sale in the U.S. in April this year for just $169 via HPDirect.com, and subsequently arrive Europe & the rest of the world soon.

It seems that HP is following the footnote of the success of cheap devices like the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire to appeal its customers.

Source: HP

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