HP launches the bezel-heavy 7 Plus for $99

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 (opens in new tab), Via:CNET

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • 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! Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • You're drunk HP. Go home. Posted via Android Central App
  • Surprise surprise! HP fails again... Bring back webOS morons! Sent From My Nexus 7
  • Didn't HP unload WebOS? Who was it to again? Posted via Android Central App
  • LG owns it. Got Nexus?
  • In LGs tv sets runs web0s ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • :-( I miss webOS so damn much! Posted via my oldie but goodie Nexii 4 using the Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.
  • Id buy this for my two year old just to watch him break it. Posted From a smart device.
  • I thought the same thing. I think even my 6 yr old would think this sucks
  • bEzel is the future... ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • If the Dell Streak and the HTC One had a baby I kinda guess this would be the outcome...
  • That thing looks as big as my Nexus 10! HP, in a race to the bottom and there in the lead.... Posted via my Nexus 10 using the totally awesome Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.