HP Slate 7 Extreme now available for $199.99
Quick: what kind of looks like a Tegra Note, has the specs of a Tegra Note, but isn’t quite a Tegra Note? Well, it’s HP’s Slate 7 Extreme Android tablet, which has just gone on sale via the company’s own online store.
It could be said that this is HP’s unique interpretation of Nvidia’s Tegra Note platform slash tablet, and it certainly looks like any other Tegra Note branded by other manufacturers. From the front, at least. The back is different, so we’re confused as to whether this is actually a Tegra Note or if HP decided to do its own thing that ended up being identical to that in terms of specs and pricing.
Anyway, speaking of specs, the Slate 7 Extreme comes with a 7-inch 1,280×800 touchscreen, an Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage space, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, and a 4,100 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
If you’re interested in picking one up, know that it’s quite affordable at $199.99. Though for just $30 more you could get yourself a Nexus 7 which comes with a higher-res screen and pretty much guaranteed software updates from Google (right now you’d be running Android 4.4 KitKat, not 4.2, for example).