HP Slate X2 (8)

Two new HP Android tablets are available from Best Buy including the HP Slate 8 Pro and the Slate 7 Extreme, which retail for $329.99 and $199.99, respectively.

Despite being a relatively new player in the Android business, HP is not willing to give up on its mobile-related goals, launching two more tablets in addition to the 7-inch device that hit stores a few months ago. After all, not too long ago HP unveiled four new tablets: Slate 7 Extreme, Slate 7 HD, Slate 10 HD and Slate 8 Pro, so it’s about time we see some of them in stores.


The Slate 8 Pro packs an 8-inch display with 1600 x 1200 resolution, 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD support, 8-megapixel camera, 720p front-facing camera, Beats Audio sound, 6580mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box. The tablet measures 8.9 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches and weighs 1 pound.

The Slate 7 Extreme is a bit more expensive than the original Slate 7, but we’re still looking at a 7-inch device. The tablet has a display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD support, 5-megapixel camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, NVIDIA PureAudio and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean running the show. The device measures 7.9 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches and weighs 11.4 ounces. As you can see, the Slate 7 Extreme is very similar to the NVIDIA Tegra Note 7-inch tablet concept.


In addition to Best Buy, the two new tablets is also be available from HP’s own website. Both devices will also offer 25GB of lifetime cloud storage via Box.

Are you going to buy an HP tablet this Christmas?

  • kstagg

    I’ve been burned by an HP tablet before…

  • Amit V

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the update, this is some thing that I was looking for. I love the size and aspect ration of the ipad mini, was seriously hoping for some android tablet to mimic it. The Acer ICONIA A did try it but was very low on specs, at-least for me.

    This HP Slate 8 Pro seems to be a deal breaker for me. Just one question though, do you have any information about the version for power user. Their European site lists down a version with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.


  • Alan Shearer

    Who handles updates, nvidia or HP? If nvidia it is a must buy, if HP they can kiss my @$$.

  • Nathan Buffington

    In the past I haven’t been impressed by HP tablets, but the Slate 8 is AWESOME! Look at the battery size! and cameras that rock. Dang. With a powerful processor and lovely screen, I wouldn’t mind getting it except I just got a Nexus 7 which I’m perfectly happy with.

  • kstagg

    Android Jelly Bean “out of the box”? That’s not saying much since latest version of Android is KitKat. To be honest? I’m really enjoying my Nexus 7 I picked up in October, and I’m hardly an “android purist”. Like I said below though – HP and tablets – ehhhhh, no thanks.

  • gfacekilla01

    The slate 8 may garner my attention once it has been compared and tested against the industry leaders (nexus 7, retina ipad mini, fire hdx). Until then, not so much……