HP has confirmed that its Android-powered Slate 7 device will ship from 1 May in the UK for £129, as it seeks to make up lost ground in the tablet market, as its PC sales dwindle.
The device was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show trade show in January and represented a notable change in strategy for the firm which has traditionally always been a stalwart of Microsoft’s Windows systems.
The firm had been coy on a specific release date for the device but a product page on its UK website spotted by V3 gives a shipping date from 1 May and confirms the price at £129.
Priced at the lower end of the tablet market and designed to appeal to more consumer markets the devices feature 8GB of storage and runs on the 4.1 Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system.
It has an ARM 1.6GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of memory. Its dimensions are similar to that of the Google Nexus 7 tablets, measuring in at 10.7x197x116 mm and weighing 372g. It also boasts a 3.15MP rear-facing camera and Beat audio stereo speakers.
For more insight into the HP Slate 7 running Android check out our video review of the device while at the Mobile World Congress trade show in February.
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