HP’s first Android tablet, the 7-inch Slate 7, will be available in the UK starting with May 1, and it will be quite affordable priced at £129.
The device can be already ordered on HP’s UK site, and will ship in “1-2 weeks,” although, as you can see in the image below, the retailer clearly lists May 1 as a launch date for the tablet.
Announced at MWC 2013 in Barcelona a few months ago (see our hands-on preview below from Spain), the HP Slate 7 is even cheaper than the “older” Google Nexus 7, with the latter retailing for £159 in the region.
The HP Slate 7 features a 7-inch LCD display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 1.6GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD support, 3-megapixel camera, VGA front-facing camera, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, Beats Audio,13.4WHr battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running the show.
Let’s hear it from our UK readers, are you looking forward to buy this affordable HP Android tablet, or are you waiting for a new Nexus to come along? Before you make up your mind you can also check out our Nexus 7 vs Slate 7 comparison and video above.
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More late to the game, sub par hardware from HP. I’ll take the Nexus 7 for just a little bit more money. I’m sure HP will discontinue manufacturing and support of this in a few months.