How low can quad-core go? HP's answering that question by launching the HP 7 Plus, a 7-inch Android tablet that features four Cortex A7 cores. Leaked earlier this month, the 7 Plus is the most affordable tablet offered by HP.
In terms of hardware, you're looking at a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, an Allwinner Technology A31 SoC that features four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1 GHz along with a Power VR SGX544MP2 GPU. Although Allwinner isn't a well-known brand in the US, its products power a lot of budget smartphones and tablets in China.
Other specs include 1 GB DDR3 RAM, 8 GB eMMC internal storage, microSD card slot (expandable up to 32 GB), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2 MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front shooter, MicroUSB 2.0 and a 2800 mAh battery that is said to offer five and a half hours of battery life. The tablet runs a near stock version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
It isn't the fastest tablet in the world, but remember it does only cost $99. If you're interested, head over to the source link to buy the tablet direct from HP.