HP Unveils the Android-run HP Slate 7

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled its latest device offering, in the form of the Slate 7. Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the tablet comes with a 7-inch screen (with a resolution of 1024 x 600) and weighs in at 370g. It also features a stainless-steel frame and soft back paint in either grey or red. The tablet boasts the industry’s first – by offering Beats Audio-integrated hardware, for the best-sounding audio experience available on a tablet today.

Immerse yourself in the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts, which will enable you to conduct multi-person video chats as well as gain access to apps and digital content via Google Play. The tablet features a 3 megapixel camera on its rear and a front-facing one with VGA resolution.

Hardware-wise, the Slate 7 is powered by an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A91.6 GHz processor, which makes it fast and responsive. So far, a Wi-Fi only version is said to be available, while the High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel offers wide viewing angles that provide easy viewing of documents, games, photos and videos – even in outdoor lighting conditions. Although the device only comes with 8GB of storage, users are able to expand that with a built-in microSD slot. In terms of battery life, HP claims that it’ll be able to run for up to 5 hours of continuous playback.

For ease of printing, the HP ePrint application gives users convenient access to printing solutions while at home or on-the-go and the exclusive native printing capability enables customers to print directly from most applications. A micro USB port allows users to transfer files easily, and together with a suite of applications from HP, spans exclusive games to productivity tools.

Availability and pricing for the HP Slate7 in Singapore will be announced at a later date.

Information provided is correct at time of print.

Siti Zawani: Weddings/Relationships, Food and Fitness writer.