HP has introduced a $100 mini tablet with below average specs in the U.S. market.
HP is an insignificant player in the tablet market and the new HP 7 Plus device is unlikely to send consumers into a swoon.
HP 7 Plus – $99.99
HP 7 Plus – Unimpressive Specs
Running the older Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), the 7-inch tablet has a 1024×600 display, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage.
Real storage will likely be a mere 5GB after taking into account system software.
HP is offering 25GB of cloud storage via Box.
There are two low-resolution cameras at the front (0.3MP) and back (2MP).
The device comes with a 2800mAh battery, supposedly good for five hours and 30-minutes of use.
The tablet has microUSB port and a microSD card slot.
HP 7 Plus is powered by an ARM Cortex quad-core processor.
A pre-loaded Kingsoft Office app from Chinese developer Kingsoft lets users access, edit and share files in the cloud.
Weighing 0.65lb, the tablet is offered only in silver color.
HP 7 Plus is the company’s fourth tablet in the 7-inch screen size class.
HP’s other 7-inch tablets are: HP Slate 7 Plus ($150), HP Slate 7 Extreme ($190) and HP Slate 7 HD 4G ($230)