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HP tablet render leaks out with bezel, bezel and more bezel

We'd previously heard that HP had new Android tablets in the pipeline and according to @evleaks this is one of them. We're well aware of the need for at least some bezel on a tablet, but HP sure hasn't tried to slim them down with this one. There's no name or hardware details to accompany the image, but it does at least look like it runs a near stock version of Android. Though not KitKat if the render is to be believed.

From the rear things are a little better looking, but HP hasn't wowed us yet with any of its Android products and this doesn't look like it will change that trend. Expect another cheaper priced tablet if and when this comes to market.

Source: @evleaks

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  • Wow that is alot of bezel and the benefits of this are? Posted via Android Central App
  • It's a tablet... You have to have some or you will bitch about the lack of one when the screen reacts to your fingers accidentally clicking stuff Posted via Android Central App
  • And yet...I've never had any issues on my Retina iPad mini with unwanted screen touches. So there's got to be something that can be done.
  • I actually DO want some bezel on a tablet. Although this is a tad too much. Posted via Android Central App on my Republic Wireless Moto X
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App
  • +1
  • Wrong Richard Devine...
    iPad's have software that allows you to rest your fingers onscreen without registering a touch.. The original mini had it as well.
  • What's the point of blocking your media content with a finger/thumb grip? Sure, SW can easily compensate for unwanted touch but you are blocking the content. Makes no sense.... It's form over function, which is stupid
  • What you just typed makes no sense..
    I don't even know how to respond to that.
  • Yup "How'd you get the beans above the frank?"
  • "Wow that is alot of bezel and the benefits of this are?" - Retro 2002 look.
    - Used as an oar if stuck on a rowboat.
    - possibly better for use for someone with a muscular control disease like MS or CP - less accidental touching of the screen.
    - Paddleball racket? Thats all I got.
  • Upvotes! Posted via Android Central App
  • The Benefits Chris?
    Screen Protection for one.. and some people will look at the Value of the tablet.. not the looks. Not everyone is trying to look like a Coke Bottle Glasses Geek.. and could care less about something as stupid as bezels.
    The Nexus 10 has bezels too... But the Wanna-Be Geeks think it's cool to say you own one.. so they look past it... Wanna-Be's crack me up.. they don't know what they want.. they just want to sound like they belong..
  • Nexus 10 bezels are not nearly this large compared to the screen size.
  • They're HUGE...
    Way oversized.. and look Hideous.
    It's one of the UGLIEST TABLETS I've ever seen.
    Hopefully.. I/O next month will have a more *Up To Date* device.
    The OG N-10 was an overhyped device that was plagued with issues.. Thank Goodness some of the more experienced Developers were able to make it a somewhat decent device.
  • I think you offended RaiderWill
  • Ahhhhhhh Posted via Android Central App
  • All bezel on the world !!! Posted via Android Central App
  • All your bezel are belong to us!
  • Am I the only one who sees the resemblance in design it has with the iPad, more than most tablets anyway.
  • Yes. This too is incredibly ugly. (pre-air) Posted via Android Central App
  • Yo dawg we heard you like bezels So we put a bezel inside of a bezel so you can grab the tablet while you grab the tablet! Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via Android Central App
  • Wait a minute. How can this be running kitkat if the status bar icons are blue.? isn't that jellybean.? Posted via Android Central App
  • "Though not KitKat if the render is to be believed." From the post :P
  • Oh,I thought it said it would be coming with KitKat. Posted by a tuba playing,nexus 5 and 7 carrying future hacker.
  • It's okay, there are lots of people out there with low comprehension levels.
  • Tehee
  • Zing Posted via Android Central App
  • My icons are blue and I have kitkat. I have a droid Maxx. Posted via Android Central App
  • u bezeld believe it would u? from my old note3 which i had to sell my soul for;)
  • Does anyone buy HP android tablets? It just seems like they never even TRY. And if that's the case why bother?
  • Grandma's and soccer mom's who have no idea what they are looking at. Posted via Android Central App
  • Your right. They'll sell some, just because people will say "Oh! It's from HP? OK. They make good computers. I'll take one."
  • I hate HP. It's gonna flop like the company.
  • HP will sell truck loads as long as they cost no more than $85 (£50) ;-)
  • Woah! I think there is a screen in the middle somewhere!
  • I like HP there's always a need somewhere in the world for a cheap tablet from a recognised company :) Posted via Android Central App
  • Needs more Cowbezel.......
  • I think that its the screen that is too small. If it was bigger i probably think we would not notice those bezels at all. Look at the nexus 10 for example Posted via Android Central App
  • When are these big company's going figure out that we don't want bezel! Posted via Android Central App
  • I think you would if you start having unwanted key touches. I think you meant to say minimalistic bezels.
  • bEzel is the future... ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • Meh. I wont get it. 'I gotta have more cowbell' (best Snl skit ever) Posted via Android Central App
  • Goodness... With bezels that big this thing should be as thin a cardboard...
  • Did someone misspell HTC? Posted via Android Central App
  • A little bezel is good but what the hell is this, HP? Posted via Android Central App
  • Bezel+Jelly Bean? How about no?
  • Mediatek = android 4.2.2 in 99.9% of cases ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • Mo bezel, my nezel...
  • Totes, malotes dawg Posted via Android Central App
  • ADD ALL THE BEZELS!!! Posted via Android Central App on an HTC One M7 running Insert-Coin 2.5 Sense 6 with ElementalX kernel.
  • This would've been one sexy beast of a tablet say 3 years ago. Posted via Android Central App
  • I think they are going after a very specific demographic. Parents with screaming tweens who do not want to spend much money because they know it will get broken or not used in 2 months. And someone who just gets on the Internet and has had a positive experience with HP's products and services in the past.