Tablet bargain seekers have another option in HP's new $99 Android tablet, but the device's specs and battery life disappoint.
HP has no interest in the high-end tablet market. Instead, it seems happy to play below the middle of the market with inexpensive slates. HP's latest piece of hardware includes a seven-inch screen and a rock-bottom price point.
The HP 7 Plus recently appeared on HP's website and isn't available at brick-and-mortar retailers. As one might expect with a tablet priced at $99, the HP 7 Plus doesn't offer much in the way of specs and features. The seven-inch display offers a lowly resolution, at just 1,024 x 600 pixels. To put that into perspective, the 2012-era Nexus 7 had a 1,280 x 800 pixel display. The HP's ARM Cortex-A7 processor runs four cores clocked at 1 GHz each. It is paired with 1 GB of RAM.
Other hardware features include a two-megapixel main camera and a 0.3-pixel (or VGA) user-facing camera. The tablet includes 8 GB of built-in storage and supports microSD memory cards up to 32 GB. Further, HP is including 25 GB of cloud storage from Box "for life." The HP 7 Plus supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, but there's no mention of Bluetooth or GPS, let alone LTE.
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