The HP Slate 7, HP’s latest foray into the Android world, is a 7 inch budget tablet made for those who want to save money on a tablet. And looking at the spec list alone, it doesn’t seem so bad. It packs a 1.6GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 7 inch “HFFS wide view angle” display at 1024×600, dual cameras (VGA front and 3MP back), 8GB of memory with a microSD slot, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with the hybrid UI.
For $170, this definitely isn’t a bad deal. It’s a solid budget tablet, and even if it can’t quite stand up to the Nexus 7, it has its perks. For example, it has a (quite sexy) soft touch back with aluminum trim around the edges. It also has expandable storage, which is a huge deal for many. But the display is a disappointment for power users. But with what seems to be stock Jelly Bean, it has its uses. Will you be buying one?