HP drops $100 quad-core Android tablet into US market

Hewlett-Packard has undercut its $150 Android Slate 7 with a $100 tablet. And it's quad-core, to boot.

$100 gets you a quad-core HP 7 Plus tablet. Hewlett-Packard

Quad-core doesn't get much cheaper than this.

That would be the $99.99 HP 7 Plus, which is now available in the US market, after debuting in Europe a few months ago.

Inside is a 1GHz A31 quad-core processor from Allwinner Technology. That chip is based on the somewhat dated ARM Cortex A7 architecture.

So don't expect the fastest mobile processor on the planet, but it gets the job done for $100.

Other specs for the Hewlett-Packard tablet include the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 1 GB of SDRAM, 8 GB of storage (eMMC), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, over 5 hours of battery life, a microSD slot, and a 7-inch diagonal IPS 1,024 x 600 display.

HP also sells the $150 Slate 7 based on a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.

(Via Liliputing.)


To see what it's up against, check out our list of the best Android tablets on the market right now.

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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