HP goes for the juggernaut with $100 7 Plus Tablet
Well, the budget tablet market is getting some much needed attention with the likes of Hewlett Packard (HP) bringing it's first-ever sub $100 priced tablet for consumers. Branded as 7 Plus, this tablet has the basis for becoming an entry-level option from a reputed name.
This is not the first time that we are associating HP with a tablet, as the company tried its hand with the Slate 7 tablet in US which was reinvented as Slate 7 Voice Tab for the Indian market. 7 Plus is the upgrade on Slate 7 as per the company that much to our surprise is a mass-oriented device.
It sports a 7 inch 1024x600 pixels display and packs a quad-core Allwinner processor clubbed with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD slot. The tablet does not get to taste Android KitKat as HP has been content to offer Android Jelly Bean (4.2). We would have preferred the former. It supports Wi-Fi for connectivity and there seems to be no mention about a SIM slot for voice calling support which at this price seems understandable.
The company, however has managed to load dual facing cameras on the 7 Plus that stand at 2 MP rear and VGA front respectively. The slate is loaded with a 2800 mAh battery that as per HP should run through for 5 hours on single charge.
The tablet goes on shelves in US for the time being but looking at the product's focus, we should be hearing more from HP about its India availability.