HP has launched a budget Android tablet dubbed as dubbed HP 8 1401. The tablet is available on HP’s US store for a price tag of $169.99 (~ 10,400 INR). The budget Android tablet packs decent hardware to compete in the budget tablet segment along with the HP branding and all the perks that come along side.
The tablet features a 7.85 inch 1024×768 IPS LCD display powered by quad-core Allwinner A31s chipset ticking at unspecified clock frequency. Chipset also houses 1 GB RAM and 16 GB in built storage extendable to 32 GB using MicroSD support.
The imaging hardware is not a priority considering the form factor and Hp hasn’t surely treated it as one either. The rear side features a 2 MP fixed focus shooter and at the front you get a VGA snapper for basic video calling.
The software is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The battery capacity is 3800 mAh and according to HP this will last for 7 hours of usage. There is no word on the global availability yet. HP is taking Indian market seriously as is evident from launch of Slate 6 and Slate 7. We expect this to reach Indian shores sooner or later.
|Model||HP 8 1401 Tablet|
|Display||7.85 Inch, 1024×768|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expandable|
|Camera||2 MP/ VGA|