Here are the first pictures of the new HP Slate tablet 7, directly from the Mobile World Congress. This time inside there is like the Android OS, and will be available from April with an introductory price of $169 (about € 130) that will make it a device suitable for every budget.
The specs speak of a processor A9 dual core, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. 7 inch screen (not IPS) has a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels with SBB technology that will give you a great experience of vision in low-light situations. There is a good color contrast even when looking at the display from an angled view, but the tones are not as vivid as you would expect.
HP Slate 7 also features a 3 megapixel camera and a front-facing VGA camera, at the bottom there is the entrance surrounded by two micro-USB speaker. On the side instead we find the volume rocker, while the power button is located on top of the device, accompanied by the headphone jack and microSD slot. All the buttons are made of a metal alloy, demonstrating the quality of the materials chosen by HP for its devices.
First impressions by colleagues at Engadget are very positive and evaluate a product with a good structural strength, pleasing to the socket. The device is surrounded by a grey frame made of stainless steel with a matte red rubberized plastic back case in which the Beats Audio logo that confirms its presence inside this device, as with most laptops and HP ultrabooks on the market.
Initial performances show some slowdown, especially because of the dual core processor, but you can still make final assessments without a trial basis. For your benefit we find inside Android stock version 4.1 without customizations from the company, which makes him definitely earn a lot of points.
HP Slate 7 is a product certainly interesting, especially for the price that the piazza in entry-level range. It is unclear whether we will disembark this product in our country, but we expect (and hope) to see in the coming days a ruthless competition from similar products especially for that price range. Hands-on Gallery & video to follow.