Posted on 1st March 2013
HP's first venture into the tablet world didn't go quite as planned. Its WebOS software didn't take off, but HP is back with a bang, and a Beats Audio™ sound enhanced bang at that, with a 7" tablet, the HP Slate7.
It's not really a surprise that it's the 7" market HP has gone for - it's clearly one of the most exciting markets right now. Small, portable and powerful, the 7" tablets are smartphones on steroids.
The HP Slate7 is the only 7" tablet that packs Beats Audio™, so if sounds are your thing, give it a listen. It also has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead of the HP's own software, so it's much more familiar to any Android users and has access to 750,000 apps. In fact, at MWC the software was almost stock Android, and was very similar to that found in the Nexus 7.
There were two other unique features of the HP Slate7. One, it came in a really cool red colour, and a sleek silver - looks are important after all, and the red especially will appeal to many. Two, it comes with some really neat wireless printing technology, so you can connect to wireless printers right out of the box and it also had native printing. This means you can print right from the apps on the device. So, if you find a webpage you just need to have in paper format, you can print straight from the browser.
The HP Slate7 will be available from May, so comeback and check it out then!
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