Four new tablets in three different sizes to fill out HP’s Android lineup
Along with a whole grouping of other laptops, tablets and convertibles, HP announced four new Android tablet offerings today covering multiple screen sizes and feature sets. First up are the HP Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD, which are your standard run of the mill 7-inch and 10-inch tablets, both with 1280×800 displays, dual-core processors, 9 hours of quoted battery life, Beats Audio and 200MB per month of free mobile data from T-Mobile for 2 years.
Next up is the Slate 7 Extreme, which packs a Tegra 4 quad-core processor but the same 1280×800 7-inch display as HP’s other same-sized offerings. You do get a stylus in the box as well, but no special digitizer with the screen to take advantage of features like pressure sensitivity.
Then we come to the Slate 8 Pro, which is a slightly larger device, also with a Tegra 4 quad-core processor inside. The tablet is in a 4:3 aspect ratio with a 7.98-inch display at 1600×1200 resolution, and also packs 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras. The Slate 8 Pro also has an SDcard slot and HDMI out.
HP says that it isn’t quite ready to announce pricing or exact availability for the new tablet lineup, but that all four will make it into stores in November. We’ll be interested to see if any of these particular tablets will be worth while, or if they’re going to just fade out of people’s minds like the original Slate 7.