HP eyes Black Friday special with sub-$100 Android tablet

HP and Intel are hooking up for a low-cost Android tablet. Other deals are in the works too.

The HP Mesquite
The HP Mesquite Intel

Intel has got the scoop on some tablet deals for Black Friday, including an Android tablet that's very light on the wallet.

That 7-inch HP tablet, branded the Mesquite, packs an Intel processor and will sell for $89 at Walmart. Don't expect any barn-burning specs, though. You'll likely get what you pay for.

And Intel has the skinny on a few more deals too.

For instance, if you buy a PC at Costco for $600 or more, you can get a $180 (regular price) Dell Venue 8 tablet (also Android) for $99.

Dell's Venue 8 is also slated to go on sale for $130 direct from Dell, according to Intel.

Intel also cited $100 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 at Best Buy, for a sales price of $300.

That $100-off number, however, appears to be slightly inaccurate, as that Tab 3 is already discounted to $360 on Best Buy's sales page.

About the author

Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.


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