Saturday, April 27, 2013

HP releases its first Android-based tablet PC Slate 7

With a price tag of $169.99, Hewlett Packard (HP) on Friday released its first Android based tablet PC, Slate 7. The company has made its reentry into the consumer tablet market after the TouchPad imploded in 2011.
This new tablet PC comes with 7.0-inch HFFS (High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching) LCD screen which supports 1024x600p display resolution. It is run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
It is powered by ARM cortex A9 based dual-core processor with 1.6GHz CPU. It includes other features are 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM and 8GB SSD memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card.
This new tablet PC is expected to hit the U.K. stores in early May. Because of its low-cost price tag, it can be considered to be a price-friendly tablet PC in the price-sensitive Indian market overflowing with low-cost tablets churned out by local as well as international brands.
Due to its cheap rate, it can beat other brands like Google's Nexus, Samsung's Galaxy Tab and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD, which are priced at $199.
Prior to Slate 7, the American computer company launched its first Google-based device ‘Pavilion 14 Chromebook’. This device was based on Google Web-OS.