At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HP has announced the HP Slate, an affordable Android Jelly Bean consumer tablet that provides customers with easy access to Google Mobile services.
With a 17,78cm (7-inch) diagonal screen and weighing 368 grams, the HP Slate7 is an ideal trusted personal companion, featuring a stainless-steel frame and soft black paint in gray or red on the back. It also is the industry’s first tablet to offer embedded Beats Audio, for the best-sounding, richest audio experience available on a tablet.
The HP Slate delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multi-person video chat as well as access to apps and digital content through Google Play
“To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors, leveraging an array of operating systems,” says Yesh Surjoodeen, PSG category manager at HP South Africa.
“Our new HP Slate on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, while our ground-breaking, business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows 8 is ideal for enterprises and governments. Both deliver the service and support people expect from HP.”
The HP Slate joins the recently-introduced HP Chromebook as part of HP’s push to offer access to the Google experience.
Powered by an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1,6GHz processor, the HP Slate7 is fast and responsive. Integrated wireless allows customers to access e-mail, the Internet and key applications, 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.
The HP Slate includes a three megapixel camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front for chatting, videos and photos.
With the HP ePrint application, customers can print while at home or on the go, and an exclusive native printing capability enables customers to print directly from most applications. A micro USB port allows customers to easily transfer files, and a suite of applications from HP spans games to productivity tools.