HP launches three low-cost Compaq Android tablets in China
Last month, HP introduced no less than four new Android-powered tablets for the US market, and today the company unveiled three more. These, though, are meant for the Chinese market (and may one day be released in other ‘developing’ nations).
They’re called Compaq 7, Compaq 7+, and Compaq 8. It’s interesting to see HP use the Compaq brand here, one that it’s gone to in the past for cheap offerings (though primarily laptops until now). As you might have imagined, the numbers reveal the tablets’ respective screen sizes.
The Compaq 7 has a 7-inch 1,024×600 TN panel, while the 7+ uses an IPS display for increased quality. The Compaq 8 has a 7.85-inch 1,024×768 IPS touchscreen, and an all-metal construction, both reminiscent of the original iPad Mini.
All three tablets come with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 based processor from Allwinner, the A31S. They also all have 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB or 16 GB of storage, and the software running the show in all cases is Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Prices start at 999 yuan, which amounts to approximately $164 or €120 at the current exchange rates. Obviously the pricing is one of the main features here, and it should ensure that these new Compaq tablets by HP sell reasonably well in China.