HP 8 1401 is a cheap Android tablet that’s landed in the US
HP has added yet another Android-powered tablet to its ever-increasing portfolio today, the oddly named 8 1401. No ‘Slate’ or ‘Slate Pro’ branding here, which is something that the company has used for its previous efforts.
That lack of branding may be explained by this being an even lower-end tablet than HP’s other products. Though what the 8 1401 lacks in terms of specs, it may make up for through its price. You can now buy one straight from HP for just $169.99.
For that amount of dough, you get a 7.85-inch 1,024×768 IPS touchscreen, a 1 GHz quad-core Allwinner A31 processor (based on ARM Cortex-A7), 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, a 2 MP rear camera, a 0.3 MP front camera, Wi-Fi, and a 3,800 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 200.3×136.3×7.95 mm, and it weighs 370 grams.
Apparently HP is also planning on taking the 8 1401 to Europe, though it’s unclear when exactly it will land over there. The price should be around €170 in those countries.
Sure, this is far from the high-end, but it has a decently low price and may prove to be an interesting option for those who are averse to paying $60 more for a (slightly smaller) Nexus 7.