HP 8: Latest cheap tablet unveiled

HP 8 tablet

HP 8 tablet

In contrast to its recent big launches to its budget mobile devices, HP has ditched the fanfare in unveiling its successor to the Slate 7 Plus. The HP 8 only got a mention on the company’s website, along with its low-end specs and the $169.99 price tag.

The latest HP tablet features an ARM-based Allwinner A31s quad-core CPU and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It also sports 16GB of built-in storage with microSD card slot, about twice as much as its predecessor, and a 7.85-inch IPS screen. Its screen resolution, however, is a downgrade to 1024 x 768.

HP 8 vs iPad mini

The HP 8 also comes with a 2-megapixel fixed focus rear camera, as well as a 0.3-megapixel front camera and a 3800mAh battery that delivers up to seven hours of power before recharging. It also has WiFi and a 3.5mm audio jack. The device comes preloaded with Box app that can store up to 25GB of free cloud storage.

Some tech bloggers could not help but compare HP 8’s appearance to the iPad Mini. We cannot blame them, though, for both tablets look almost alike, at least on the front.

Source: ZDNet

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