New HP Slate Tablet Offers Another Budget Tech Option


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There are an increasing number of budget options for mobile technology out there. HP seems to be adding to the list with its new Slate 7 Plus, a budget 7-inch tablet. The device replaces the earlier Slate 7 which some felt fell so short of other slightly more expensive tablets like the Nexus 7, it wasn’t worth the savings.

But the latest HP offering seems to have at least come up to the standards of the first generation Nexus 7, reports Brad Linder, editor of mobile technology site Liliputing.

And HP certainly seems confident in the quality and versatility of the new update based on this video introducing the device:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBxf9c0P5ZI

The new tablet features:

  • 1280 x 800 pixel display.
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • 8GB of storage.
  • A better processor than it’s predecessor.
  • 5-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.
  • Between 6 and 7 hours of battery life depending on usage.

The device comes in what appears to be an attractive silver and is now available at $149.99 from HP’s online store.

And it’s not alone.

More New Mobile Devices from HP

A small fleet of devices recently introduced by the tech giant include:

  • The Slate 7 Extreme with longer battery life and meant for viewing high-definition video retailing at $200.
  • The Slate 10 HD, a 10-inch tablet for general multimedia use retailing at $300.
  • The Slate 8 Pro , an 8-inch higher end tablet retailing at $329.99.

All run on Android.

Whatever option you choose when investing in technology for your business, whether from HP or another brand, consider both cost and what features best serve your needs.

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Assistant Editor for Small Business Trends. A journalist with 17 years of experience in traditional and online media, Joshua got his start in the newspaper business in Pennsylvania. His experience includes being a beat reporter covering daily news. He eventually founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press, covering his hometown.

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  1. I am especially interested with the camera. But with other tablets, I don’t know if that’s pretty low. Although I love the other features and the price, I still don’t know if I should switch.

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