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HP Slate 7 Hits UK Shelves Priced At £129

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HP gets in on the cheap-and-cheerful 7-inch tablet game.

If you can cast your mind back as far as Mobile World Congress in February, you might remember HP's launch of a tablet called the Slate 7. HP said at the time that the Slate 7 would launch in April of this year. Well, here we are, in April of 2013, and you'll never guess what's going on sale in the UK. Okay, maybe you will.


According to HP's UK website, the HP Slate 7 is now available for purchase in the UK for £129. Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and boasting a 7-inch display (in case the name wasn't a massive tip off as to the size of the screen), the Slate 7 boasts a resolution of 1024x600, a Rockchip RK3066 SoC with a 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU, a 3.15-megapixel camera with a VGA camera up front for video conferencing. It's got a microSD slot with support for up to 32 GB as well as 8 GB of internal storage, Beats Audio, WiFi, and a removable battery.

The tablet is available now from HP UK but a quick gander at Google Shopping reveals its also available at Currys and PC World.

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    killerclick , April 17, 2013 12:04 AM
    Not exactly a groundbreaking product. Why didn't they release this a year ago?
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    avatar_raq , April 17, 2013 12:26 AM
    Huge bezels, diappointing specs. This thing is 2 years late.
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    Anonymous , April 17, 2013 12:27 AM
    save up an extra £30 and get a nexus 7
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    crabdog , April 17, 2013 12:39 AM
    Wow, had to sign in on my laptop because either adblock or ghostery was causing problems on the desktop computer. BTW Toms, ghostery detects between 29-39 elements on this website...seriously wtf? Just wanted to say that the HP Slate 7 looks really ugly and the specs are a yawnfest.
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    razor512 , April 17, 2013 12:39 AM
    Only innovation is really the replaceable battery and micro SD card slot, every tablet should that that.
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    lpedraja2002 , April 17, 2013 1:17 AM
    HP are you so desperate to release this?
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    g00fysmiley , April 17, 2013 5:23 AM
    The user removable battery is appealing :)  the rest of the specs ar e pretty lackluster though. mots of tabs with expandable memory and releasing it with 4.1 instead of 4.2 makes me wary thinking maybe it will not get updates in a timely fasion
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    LainP7 , April 17, 2013 5:44 AM
    This seems very similar to the Kindle Fire in terms of specs. In fact, a KF with a custom 4.2.2 ROM should be able to functionaly match the Slate.
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    nhat11 , April 17, 2013 10:51 AM
    Only problem is that it has no GPS otherwise I would have bought it since it's cheap.