HP is preparing to offer the tablet for $ 99

HP is the beginning of the return on the tablet market with the model 7 Slate (pictured), which has a metal casing, the screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and a dual-core SoC Rockchip RK3066. For such a device at the start of sales required to pay $ 170. At the moment, the official website of the tablet can be purchased for $ 140. With the recent release quite impressive for its price Asus MeMo Pad HD7 ($ 120 for a modification with 8 GB of memory), Slate 7 looks are not so advantageous.


For a new round of competition, HP, according to a DigiTimes, preparing next weapon in the form of a tablet for only $ 99, what previously could only boast of Chinese manufacturers. Of course, in this case there were “victims.” If the producers of the Middle Kingdom can afford to install even quad-core chips and IPS screens for the money, the HP of course not. The heart of the budget tablet will have to serve an old by today’s standards-generation SoC Intel Medfield , has one processor core. Imagine, we tested the platform just over a year ago. Now modern Intel chips, and Qualcomm show performance in some applications, an order of magnitude greater than Medfield.

Returning to the tablet HP, it is known that it will be sold through a network of stores Wal-Mart, and will be engaged in the production of the Chinese company BYD.

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