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Slate7 expands HP’s tablet portfolio

February 26, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HP announced the HP Slate7, an affordable Android Jelly Bean consumer tablet that provides customers with easy access to Google Mobile services.

HP at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, announced the HP Slate7 (image: PocketLint)

With a 17.78cm (7-inch) diagonal screen and weighing 368 grams (13 ounces), the HP Slate7 is an ideal trusted personal companion, featuring a stainless-steel frame and soft black paint in gray or red on the back.

It also is the industry’s first tablet to offer embedded Beats Audio, for the best-sounding, richest audio experience available on a tablet.

The HP Slate7 delivers the Google experience with services like Google Now, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat as well as access to apps and digital content through Google Play.

“To address the growing interest in tablets among consumers and businesses alike, HP will offer a range of form factors, leveraging an array of operating systems,” said Yesh Surjoodeen, PSG category manager, HP South Africa.

“Our new HP Slate7 on Android represents a compelling entry point for consumer tablets, while our ground-breaking, business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows 8 is ideal for enterprises and governments. Both deliver the service and support people expect from HP.”

The HP Slate7 joins the recently introduced HP Chromebook as part of HP’s push to offer access to the Google experience.

Staff writer

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