Slate 7 costs $169 in the United States and will begin to be sold in April.
While the new tablets from Samsung attract large numbers of visitors to the stand of the Korean company, HP displays discreetly just a unit of your first 7-inch tablet with Android system. He is the bet of the company to return to the market of tablets to the final consumer (HP has some tablets with Windows, facing companies).
Running 4.1 version of Android, the Slate 7 will arrive in April to the United States with price of $ $169, less than that of its closest competitors: iPad Mini, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and soon Galaxy Note 8.0. With the new tablet, HP wants to overcome the failure of the Touch Pad, tablet with WebOS system that was less than two months on the market.
Despite having already release date, the Slate 7 still seems to still be in the development stage. He brings the Android operating system “almost pure”. HP has made minor modifications to include some features, like the “print” button in the browser, in the photo gallery and document viewer.
That is an interesting novelty for those who need to print documents from the tablet, but there is a limitation. The feature only works with printers manufactured by HP and with Wi-Fi connection. According to a company representative, it is possible that, in the future, the resource is also recognized by other brands of printers.
Another differentiator from HP tablet is the technology Beats Audio, which according to the manufacturer, improves the quality of sound reproduced on the appliance. In practice, the user can control the intensity of bass and other aspects of the audio through an application that already comes pre-loaded on Slate 7. On Monday, HP displays the tablet with a headset Beats. When used together (tablet and headset Beats), the manufacturer States that the audio has better quality.
The new HP tablet comes with 1.6 GHz processor with two cores, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of memory available to store files – which can increase by using a microSD card. The product is one of the things that disappoint: she offers 1,024 x 600 resolution, far below the resolution of most popular tablets such as the iPad Mini. The main camera of the device is only 3 megapixel camera (there’s a VGA front for video calls).
The product will reach the American market in April and HP says that it will launch the product in other regions soon after, but still there is a prediction of the arrival of the product to Brazil.