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NVIDIA, HP Partner Up to Bring Two Tegra 4-powered Tablets to Market


This morning, HP and NVIDIA announced two Tegra 4-powered devices, the HP Slate Pro and the HP Slate Extreme. Both are mid-sized tablets, the Pro sporting an 8″ HD display, while the Extreme features a 7″ HD display much like the old Nexus 7. For those keeping track of NVIDIA’s work, it is somewhat clear that HP used NVIDIA’s Tegra Note platform to build the Slate Extreme, as it is said to feature NVIDIA’s DirectStylus technology, 16GB of storage, and dual front-facing speakers. 

The Slate Pro seems to feature the same specs, but does come with the bigger display. Other than specs, this device comes outfitted with a handful of HP’s proprietary software, perfect for anyone that uses one of its printers or desktop computers.

As for price and availability, there is nothing official listed quite yet. Although, given that the Slate Extreme is based on the Tegra Note platform, which comes with a suggested retail price of $199, we will look for HP to be somewhere in that range. As for the Pro, which does have a larger display and apparently more software, you might be looking at around $400.

Do either of these Tegra-powered tablets interest you?


  • Serra Behymer

    Damn, I was all excited about these earlier today when I read about them, until I just read in this article that it is an HP product. Eff that!

  • jamdev12

    Now if this was Logan instead of Tegra4, then I would bite, but the fact that Nvidia makes the best GPUs on the market for PC, but can’t compete with the likes of Qualcomm and PowerVR leads me to believe that they have already lost the mobile war.

  • Jdon285

    I’m still satisfied with my Galaxy Tab 2 running Cyanogen Mod. Runs like a champ. 🙂

  • TJWaterskier

    Is it square? Or is this just a terrible rendering…

    • Gato Mafioso

      just the angle 😛

      • TJWaterskier

        As someone who makes product renders like these for other products.. this is terrible.. This Looks like an LG Vue Max rockin the 4:3

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      I had to tilt my head to the side to double check.

  • Daniel Clifford

    The Touchpad with Android still kicks butt. Now is back up to my Nexus 7.

    • Pierito

      How is that thing holding up anyway?…I sold mine like a year ago.

      • Daniel Clifford

        Doing just fine. The dev support is not as wide spread as it used to be, however there are still a few dedicated to keeping the device as up to date as possible. It currently has Jelly Bean running on it, 4.2.2 I believe. Def best $100 I ever spent.

        • Pierito

          Boy i remember the day of that fire sale….good times good times.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I don’t want an HP tablet. Or an HP anything for that matter to be honest.

  • The problem with Android tablets is not just apps but also experience. A lot of apps break on tablets and the iPad really is a refined experience now. Especially when you look at games.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Someone that lives in reality and not this android bubble ^^^

      • JoshGroff

        I like bubbles.

        • Daeshaun Griffiths

          i bet you do, joshgroff

          • JoshGroff

            I do. 🙂

    • Sherlock Holmes

      +1 I use Android for my smartphones but prefer the iPad for the better tablet experience. However, no one can compete with the affordability of Nexus tablets with quick Google updates.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        if gPlay Games went to ios, i’d go back to the ipad. Or even if Zynga poker added sign in with g+. Are there any poker games that sign in with g+?

    • Kyle Miller

      I hope you are joking. But I know you’re not. I have used both Android and iPad and even though iPad has more games per se, its a terrible user experience over using a Nexus tablet.

      • mustbepbs

        My wife likens using an iPad to a Leap Frog.

        I can see the resemblance.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        examples of directly tablet related experiences that you enjoyed more on the nexus? just wondering. The nexus 7 feels like a giant phone to me. I don’t know of anything non-3rd party related that is tablet specific. I am interested in your response and maybe i’ll learn something.

        • Raven

          How about simply the ability to have Live Wallpapers and Widgets. Whenever I see an iPad with its beautiful retina screen and boring row after row of over sized Fischer Price icons on a static background it make me laugh and cringe at the same time. I have my 7″ and 10″ tablets set up with beautiful Live Wallpapers and several screens of informative Widgets that I use depending on the situation. I then use my Folder Organizer widget to access my automatically categorized and alphabetized collection of over 350 apps. I can’t even imagine the frustration I would feel swiping through screen after screen trying to find the app I was looking for if I had that many apps on an iPad or the time I would waste manually arranging them on my desktop so that I could find them easier.

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            That’s not tablet specific. That’s android vs ios. The ipads have tablet specific gestures that make it fun. U don’t find those on the iphone. Nor android.

          • Raven

            Sorry, I thought that you were asking why enjoyed the tablet experience on Android more than on iOS. And, this is another reason, which is by design, that phones and tablets should all run the same apps and behave the same and just dynamically adapt to different screen sizes. There should never be separate apps for separate sized devices. They should all just dynamically adapt to whatever screen size they are running on and there should never be different behaviors or gestures on different devices unless the screen size specifically calls for it. If you are interested, you might want to read through some of the Android design philosophies:

    • michael arazan

      Been using an N7 for 7 months and have never had an app “break” on me. Every app and game I’ve used have performed flawlessly. So what the hell are you talking about? I’ve never even had a Force close on the N7 and have had dozens of Force Closes on my Galaxy Nexus.

  • EC8CH

    I don’t see a compelling reason to buy an android tablet other than a nexus.

    • mustbepbs

      Larger screen and features. My wife had the new Nexus 7, but the screen was too small for her. She also takes a lot of notes, so the Galaxy Note 8 was a perfect fit for her. Multiwindow is also an awesome feature. There are many reasons to consider other tablets than the Nexus line.

      • EC8CH

        For some I’m sure there are some compelling features on other tablets, but for me it’s hard to beat the value of the Nexus tablets.

        • mustbepbs

    • Raven

      It only takes one for me and that is MicroSD. I will never buy another tablet like my OG Nexus 7 without a MicroSD slot.

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  • Greg Morgan

    The only tablet I will ever buy is the Nexus 7. Perfect form factor, great specs, cheap, and of course updates right from Google.

    • JBartcaps

      Same, but I still wouldn’t be against Motorola doing a Moto X type deal for a tablet. I can only dream

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Asus is just as bad as HP sometimes. Good to know most got a good tablet the first time.

    • SkylaC90

      the Nexus 10 seems like it will be a great fit for me, not to small, not that big. just right, even though i wish someone will make a 12in tablet already. come on Samsung!