HP 7 Plus

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.

Source: HP, Via:CNET

 

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HP launches the bezel-heavy 7 Plus for $99

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HP is continuing the trend of giving Android tablets a bad rep. At least this one is priced a little better than others, but c'mon, we all know HP could produce a much better tablet!

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Yeah, it's pretty low end. But it's also really cheap. So why not? I have one of the first cheap 7" Asus tablets (won it in an AC giveaway). The thing is almost useable. Yeah, it's slow, but the real reason I don't use it is that it runs Android 4.1 - and is locked and not upgradeable. I have no use for a tablet that can't be set up with multiple user accounts. Yeah, I suppose I could use it for web browsing, but most of the stuff I'd want to do on it I don't want shared. Sheesh, why isn't that obvious...

Anyway, my point is that this thing has better specs + 4.2, so I think it meets my minimum requirements for a useable, dirt cheap tablet. Now there may be comparably priced devices with better specs these days, but the bottom line is that crappy, cheap Android 7"ers have become viable - and that's a good thing.

Looks good for that price point. I would gift this to a family member, but won't not even consider this as a daily driver.

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Don't stray too far from a charger. Yikes. Imagine trying to read a book in bright sunlight? Better speed read.....

I would rather get a better used tablet for a similar price.
For just $50 more look what one can get on woot today.

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That thing looks as big as my Nexus 10! HP, in a race to the bottom and there in the lead....

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Great deal for someone whose never used a tablet or smartphone. An introduction to Android. Still you can find better at the same price point.

Looks terrible but I think it's going to be perfect for what I'd use it for. I want something I can leave in my living room and use with my Chromecast for HBOGo and Netflix. I don't like using my phone because when someone calls I have to put them on hold while I pause the movie on my phone. A cheap tablet will serve this purpose perfectly.

Well,I might consider this as a gift for my 8 year old nephew, who likes to play around with my old Chinese 7" with a cracked screen. That way he would stop begging for my N7 2013. He turns 9 pretty soon and this tablet would do the job for what he'd use it for.

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Believe it or not, for a device that big (bigger than a smartphone) a wider bezel is most welcome. Makes the whole thing easier to hold with one hand.