HP entered the Android tablet space with the announcement of Slate 7 yesterday. Company is beginning slowly and small; it does not want to jump in the premium right-away. Thus, the new HP Slate 7 – a budget Android tablet.
HP Slate 7 will be priced at USD 169, which makes it even cheaper than Nexus 7 and puts in the category of newly launched low-cost tablets like Asus Memo Pad and Acer Iconia B1. While, HP is a new entrant, both Acer and Asus have long been in the tablet game. Although Acer might not have seen too much successor, Asus’s Nexus 7 was pretty popular. Will HP’s new Slate 7 be able to take on tablet veterans? We will find out in this post.
HP Slate 7
Pros: 1GB RAM, Rear camera
Cons: April launch is still very far and we might see new competitor until then
Asus Memo Pad
Pros: 1GB RAM
Cons: Single core processor, no rear camera
Acer Iconia B1
Pros: Nothing when compared to Slate 7 or Memo Pad
Cons: No rear camera, just 512MB RAM