HP Slate 7 Tablet Runs Android, Sports ARM Processor: MWC
With a starting price of $169, the 7-inch tablet runs Android Jelly Bean, offers 8GB of storage and features a suite of HP applications.BARCELONA, Spain — Hewlett-Packard unveiled its latest entry into the tablet market with the Slate 7, which runs Google's Android Jelly Bean operating system, features a 7-in. touch-screen display and starts at $169. Available in April, the tablet is powered by an ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 1.6GHz processor, offers integrated wireless capabilities, and allows users to access email, the Web and applications. The tablet's high-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel offers wide viewing angles that provide viewing of content and video, even in bright outdoor lighting. The Slate 7, which is the first tablet to offer embedded Beats Audio for enhanced sound quality, includes a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front. The device features a stainless-steel frame, and it has a micro USB port, which allows users to transfer files. In addition, a suite of applications from HP spans the gamut from games to productivity tools, and the tablet offers services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multi-person video chat as well as access to apps and digital content through Google's online store, Play.
The HP ePrint application allows users to print while at home or on the go, and the native printing capability enables customers to print directly from most applications. However, ePrint requires an Internet connection to an HP Web-enabled printer and an ePrint account registration. The tablet comes with 8GB of storage and includes a micro SD slot for storage expansion.