HP Introduces Slate 7, A $169 Android Tablet

At Mobile World Congress 2013 event, in Barcelona, Hewlett-Packard introduced affordable 7-inch tablet. Following the debacle in 2011 with its WebOS-based TouchPad, the company will re-enter the consumer tablet market with HP Slate 7.

Powered by a dual-core Cortex A9 processor, clocked at 1.6 GHz, the tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with no problems. However, there is a disadvantage in terms of internal memory. The Slate 7 packs only 8 GB of memory, instead of 16 GB or 32 GB. However, there is an option to add 64 GB via the microSD card slot.

As for the display, it only supports 1024 x 600 pixels resolution. There is a 3-megapixel camera on the rear of the device, backed up by a VGA camera on the front. This super-cheap tablet will cost you only $169 and should hit the shelves in the United States in April.