HP Slate 7 tablet is now available for purchase in the UK for £129. The device, which runs on a Rockchip RK3066 system-on-chip, was announced earlier this year at CES in Las Vegas and comes with free delivery.
The RK3066 is a dual-core Cortex-A9 SoC that is clocked at 1.6GHz. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage (with a microSD card slot) and a 7in display (with a 1,024 x 600 resolution).
Other features include Beats Audio technology with two speakers, a 13.4WHr battery, a microUSB port, access to Google Play, a front facing VGA camera and a rear 3-megapixel one, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
HP has bundled a couple of its own applications including Native Android Print and HP ePrint. At 10.7mm thick and with a weight of 370g, the HP Slate 7 is a fairly decent but ultimately unimpressive tablet.
The design of the tablet looks too much like so many other Android devices on the market and we cringed when we first saw how thick the bezel were. However the biggest complaint has to be for the screen resolution; 1,024 x 600 is simply not good enough for tablets.