HP announces the Slate 7, their new 7″ Android tablet


The Slate 7 is the newest Android tablet from HP.  The Slate 7 has a “fully-featuered” 7″ screen and front and rear cameras.  The back is made of painted stainless steel, which probably explains why this small tablet weighs 13 ounces.  This tablet runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and as HP says, it’s capable of running anything you find in the Google Play store.  Beats Audio means the Slate  7 produces “the best sounding, richest audio available on a tablet.”  It will be available in April 2013 in the US, and it will have a $169 starting price.  Read the full press release here.

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3 comments… add one
  • Bob DeLoyd February 28, 2013, 3:00 am

    I hunted these specs down:
    ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor
    8GB of on-board storage
    micro-USB port
    micro SD expandable card slot
    1024 by 600, High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel) Whatever that means… 🙂
    three-megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing VGA camera

  • Bob DeLoyd February 28, 2013, 3:02 am

    There was no mention of how much RAM is available… 🙁

  • Rob Tillotson February 28, 2013, 3:54 am

    Elsewhere it’s shown as having 1GB of RAM.

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