HP Launches Three New Tegra 4 Tablets

Looking for a new tablet this holiday season? Hewlett Packard has three new models from which to choose, one of which is based on Nvidia's Tegra Note design. Two are 7-inch models and one is an 8-inch model, yet all three are powered by Nvidia's Tegra SoCs. There's no snappy Qualcomm chip seen in this tablet trio.

For starters we have the HP Slate8 Pro, packing an 8-inch screen with a 1600 x 1200 resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This screen is backed by the Tegra 4 chip clocked at 1.8 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 5680 mAh lithium polymer battery promising up to 11.5 hours on a single charge.

Additional features include Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 HS connectivity, a microSD card slot for 32 GB of extra storage, HDMI output, a handful of sensors and more. There are also two cameras: a 720p front-facing webcam and an 8MP camera mounted on the back. Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" is the OS of choice.

Next up we have the HP Slate7 Extreme, borrowing the Tegra Note design, meaning this tablet will support Nvidia's stylus. This tablet has a 7-inch IPS multi-touch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, backed by the Tegra 4 chip clocked at 1.8 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a 4100 mAh lithium polymer battery promising up to 10.5 hours on a single charge.

As for additional features, the tablet provides Wireless N and Bluetooth 3.0 HS connectivity, a microSD card slot for adding 32 GB of additional storage, HDMI output, a handful of sensors and more. For cameras, the tablet has a 0.3MP VGA model on the front and a 5MP camera on the back. The OS of choice for this model is Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean."

Read our Nvidia Tegra Note 7 review here.

Finally, we have the Slate7 Plus, also packing a 7-inch screen with a 1280 x 800 display. However, this model features the older Tegra 3 chip, and is backed by 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a 400 mAh lithium polymer battery promising up to 6.5 hours on a single charge. The tablet also sports Wireless N connectivity, a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage, several sensors, a 0.3MP camera on the front and a 5MP camera on the back.

The Slate8 Pro is on sale now for $329.99, the HP Slate7 Extreme for $199.99, and the Slate7 Plus for $149.99.  

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  • InvalidError
    Those tablet specs look like they are half-way between 2012 and 2013 models... and about half-way on prices too. Not really what I would like to buy this late into 2013.
  • jacobdrj
    Not sure I would pay more than $130 for any Android tablet without at least 2gb RAM... Now for less than $130, 1gb RAM is acceptable, but not when you can get a 2nd gen Nexus for around $170...
  • RupertJr
    well the answer is simple, nvidia has tons of tegra 4 chips unsold and needs to get them out of their hands in one way or other