At the Mobile World Congress 2013, HP announced the new Slate 7 that is the company’s first attempt in the consumer Android tablet market. Available at an affordable price of $169.99, HP’s offering will be competing with Google’s Nexus 7 and Asus’s MemoPad. Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the tablet offers Google experience with Google Now, YouTube, Google+ and access to Google Play Store.
While the price of the Slate 7 is quite attractive, the hardware of the Slate 7 may not be able to impressive you. It is powered by an dual-core 1.6GHz Cortex A-9 processor and 1GB of RAM. Its 7-inch 1024×600 multitouch display uses High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel for wide viewing angle. There is a 3 Megapixel main camera on the back and a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. It even includes Beats Audio for rich sound and of course, you can expect support for WiFi connectivity. The Android tablet comes pre-loaded with HP’s ePrint application that allows users to easily print at home or on the go wirelessly.
HP will release the Slate 7 in the US in April.