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HP Slate 7 Tablet Now on Sale – Beats Audio and Nice Design for $169.99

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Today, you can pick up HP’s newest piece of hardware, the Slate 7, an Android-powered tablet complete with licensed Beats Audio software on board. The tablet is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 chip clocked at 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM, features 8GB of internal memory, runs Android 4.1, and sports a not-so-hot 7″ WVA display. What redeems this tablet’s sub-par specs is the price though, set at just $170.

While we would probably recommend you spend the extra $30 and pick up a Nexus 7, this is the beauty of options. 


  • 7″ WVA 1024 x 600 display
  • Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”
  • ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core (1.6 GHz)
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 3,500mAh battery
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 3MP back-facing camera
  • Beats Audio

It might not be an over-powered super slate, but it does have a very reasonable price tag. Thinking about checking one out? You won’t be alone in saying “no.”

Via: HP

  • socalrailroader

    I think you mean WSVGA 😉

    WSVGA (1024×576/600)
    The wide version of SVGA is known as WSVGA (Wide Super VGA), featured on Ultra-Mobile PCs, netbooks, and tablet computers. The resolution is either 1024×576 (aspect ratio 16:9) or 1024×600 (between 15:9 and 16:9) with screen sizes normally ranging from 7 to 10 inches. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_VGA#WSVGA_.281024.C3.97576.2F600.29

  • The Slate 7 Forum is now open at Slate7Forum dot com

  • Raven

    Does it have a MicroSD slot and HDMI out? Although I mostly love my N7, I don’t think I will ever buy another device that doesn’t. It is silly how often I find myself using my kid’s Nabi 2 hooked up via a 15′ HDMI cable to our big screen to play movies off of a MicroSD card since I can’t do anything like that with my N7 and my old Acer A100 died.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    My N7 is perfectly fine! Now how does it stack to the ASUS MEMOPad or whatever its called. These are good entry point prices for people that just want a full fledged android tablet in my book

  • JMonkeYJ

    i wonder where the speakers are located…i really want to know what they’re gonna do on the new N7. i hope it has front facing stereo. hell i hope EVERYTHING has front facing stereo from now on!!!

    • CivilDroid

      I agree. I would have to say the thing i hate most about my N7 (other than terrible wifi connection) is the rear speaker. Its soooo quiet.

      • michael arazan

        My Wifi on my N 7 loses connection all the time, and my wifi is never more than 20 feet away, but it usually happens watching videos with flash on firefox beta

        • CivilDroid

          mine always does it in youtube, so it may be a youtube issue but its frustrating nonetheless

    • Raven65

      I couldn’t care less about the internal speakers because I always use ear buds with my N7 when I really care about the sound quality – i.e. when watching a movie or listening to music. The rear-facing internal speaker is perfectly fine for notifications, games and the occasional quick YouTube video clip linked on Facebook or any of the blogs/forums I read.

      • JMonkeYJ

        i really dislike the speaker on the N7 for games and YouTube, myself. it’s really quiet, even when cupped, and cupping is annoying and prone to failure while playing games. that being said, i was perfectly happy with it until the N10 and then HTC One came out and showed a much better way to do it.

  • Raven65

    I got a factory refurbished 8GB Nexus 7 a few weeks ago for $139.99 shipped through the 1dealADay deal… so there are other – even cheaper – options. Other than the plain brown box it came in, I couldn’t tell it from a brand new one. Not a single mark on it anywhere. Very pleased with it. The only negative was I had to wait three solid weeks to get it.

  • Zach Armstrong

    The price should of been $99 not $170

  • hackthis02

    I could serve dinner on that bezel!

    • J Davis

      I’ll have a combo meal please.. and super size that.

    • Dorian Brooks

      Pork chops & applesauce please.

  • New Nexus 7 coming next month.

    • Andrew

      Nexus 8?

      • Maybe “The New Nexus 7” or “2nd Gen Nexus 7”

        • JMonkeYJ

          Nexus 7 2 xD

          • JoshGroff

            Reminds me of the Galaxy Tab 7 2.0, what a terrible naming scheme.

      • EraserXIV

        I’m thinking they might go with just Nexus 7 and we’re going to have to tag years onto it to make things clearer. Nexus 7 (2012) vs Nexus 7 (2013).

        Similar to the Macbook and how in reviews people refer to it as like mid-2012 Macbook vs late-2011 Macbook.

      • Captain_Doug

        I’d love an 8 inch tablet from Google.

    • yes, looking forward to it and we have lots of info on what will probably be included at Nexus7Forum dot com

  • Yeah I’ll take a Nexus 7 over shoddy beats and HP build quality.

    Edit: why can’t Audio-Technica put their stuff in devices. Talk about win win

    • jahsoul

      You know, one thing I can say about the Touchpad is while everybody bashed the beats, it was fitted with one of the best Wolfson DACs in a mobile device. I’m not going to bash the audio without knowing what’s pushing it (especially considering how bad the Nexus 7 audio is)

    • Nicholassss

      beats is just a low and high frequency boost. “smiley face” EQ curve. AT actually cares about real audio quality.

  • T4rd

    Definitely not a good buy when another $30 gets you the N7 with a faster quad core A9 CPU and GPU (this probably has the old Adreno 225 or SGX 540), better display, twice the storage and definite/speedy updates from Google.

    But I wouldn’t buy either 7″ tab at the moment when you know there’s going to be a N7 replacement due out in the next few months.

  • Gus


    nah man.

    • JolleyMan

      I didn’t even pay attention, but yeah, that’s awful. Must be the Max Headroom wallpaper.

  • Shane Redman

    Let’s see how un-alone in saying no I’ll be……”No”