HP Slate 8 ProHP Slate 7 Extreme

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 1280x800 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 1280x800 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 1600x1200 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.

Source: HP; NVIDIA

There are 25 comments

newboyx says:

Free T-Mobile service for 2 years sounds like it could be my Ingress tablet.

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kevdogg3291 says:

always a lick in the pants to anyone who like WebOS.

is she hot?

taescience says:

Yes, WebOS is very hot. --sent via HP Touchpad--

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NoNexus says:

She's dead jim

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I didn't even get to poke her =(

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duanedude1 says:

Amen! WebOS lovers lament.

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auchegal says:


gypsyritsa says:

*sigh* Yeah. :(

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wpavlik2 says:

So true...Wait, no it's a KICK in the pants, not a LICK in the pants...

mcgowan398 says:

Wow...check out those specs


A895 says:

Its only a matter of time I think till' they release an android phone.

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Choorp says:

Looking forward to Derek's review.

brendilon says:

Ditto. I'll be sure to have the cheese, wine and sour grapes ready for when they happen.

kentrol72 says:

Too funny

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deparson says:

Put out the 8" tablet with LTE for under $400 and it might stand a chance.

jrb363 says:

Lame specs and not out until November? Pass.

deltatux says:

If they price the Slate 8 Pro and give it enough RAM (like 2 GB of RAM), I'll likely replace my ASUS TF201 with it. The TF201 is laggy, very laggy O.o... Hopefully the Slate 8 Pro gets popular too so there's XDA Developers and/or root support too...

Clak says:

There haven't been many decent 4:3 Android tablets. That Slate 8 Pro looks ok, probably the best 4:3 Android tablet I've seen, aside from that Archos one (I think it was Archos?).

speculatrix says:

The only interesting one is the pro model because it reveals the existence of an 8" high rez display which would be great inside a new Galaxy Note 8" model which is surely coming soon?

teejay69 says:

Bah humbug!

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popezaphod says:

Screen resolution on the smaller units is horrible. Why would I get one of these instead of a Nexus 7?

MarkSeven says:

If the 7 Ex had a better display I'd be interested.. The Pro is nice too but only comes in white :-/

deadlock4400 says:

@Andrew Martonik

Thanks for the post.

If HP really want to play this tablet play ground first they should change their upper side and lower side blank place where there is not display but huge space on those tab lost their glory without main display.

Thanks in Advance

ajguns says:

HP, you know something called karma?

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