HP Slate 7 had been a product that the company had launched to get some attention in the low cost tablet segment. It was with vanilla specs that the Slate 7 was launched though HP is now coming up with an advanced version of the tablet which would have a faster processor and a higher resolution display unit. To be named HP Slate 7 Plus, launch is scheduled in Europe region just before the commencement of the holiday season there.
The Slate 7 Plus would have a 7 inch screen having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, a 1 GB RAM along with storage space of 8 GB on board. The processor would be a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core chip. The first in line from HP, the Slate 7 without the Plus adage had just a Rockchip RK3066 dual-core chip and a 7 inch screen of 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. That was quite rudimentary which makes the present specification of the Slate 7 Plus model a bit more attractive. With the more enhanced display and a more powerful chip, HP seems to be following the original Nexus 7 with its Slate 7 Plus device. The only difference being the Slate 7 Plus has a microSD card expansion port which the Nexus tablet range so famously lacks. Also the Slate 7 Plus comes with two cameras which the Nexus 7 would not have.
For network functions the Slate 7 Plus would have WiFi and A-GPS. It would also have an HDMI output for connecting to external display and has the Miramast wireless display feature in it. The battery pack is of 4000 mAh rating. By dimensions the Slate 7 Plus measures 7.7“ X 4.8“ X 0.4” and 12 ounce by weight. As far as the operating system is concerned, it would be Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
HP has other products in its line up for this year. They have already launched the HP Slate 7 HD in September along with the Slate 7 Extreme. The HP Slate 7 HD having a Marvell PXA986 CPU first and then the NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad Core based Slate 7 Extreme later on. All of them are of the 7 inch category and screen resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels.