The HP Slate 7 Plus 1301 is a tablet with a size of seven inches aimed at users who buy a tablet for the first time or those who have a reduced budget but want to bet on a first-rate firm. And is that this device will hit the Spanish market in May for a really competitive price of 100 euros that will bring it to all pockets. The HP team is committed to the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system , has an internal memory of 8 GB and runs through a quad-core processor. In addition, it will achieve a good autonomy of up to0:30 hours video playback that will allow us to use it for long periods of time without searching for an outlet to recharge. We tell you all the details of the HP Slate 7 Plus 1301 through an in-depth analysis.
Design and display
In the field of design, the HP Slate 7 Plus 1301 makes a clear commitment to the white color that we can also find in the brand's HP 8 1041 tablet , two computers aimed at the entry range. But the American company has not wanted to forget the design for this reason, and we have a very attractive and modern equipment that has an aluminum casing and that will have a very thin thickness that barely exceeds 8 millimeters. This commitment to finesse has nothing to envy to the great launches on the market. The full dimensions of this device are 192.5 x 122 x 8.15 millimeters. These figures are added to a weight of 295 grams which is quite competitive although it is somewhat thicker than what we find in more advanced models with this size.
This tablet bets on an IPS panel with a size of 7 inches and a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels. Taking into account the price that the device reaches, it is a very competitive resolution that will allow us to enjoy the contents of the equipment with a good level of detail. In addition, the commitment to IPS technology serves to achieve bright images and above all good viewing angles of up to 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically.
The photographic section of the HP Slate 7 Plus 1301 is not a marvel, but the fact that a 100-euro device has a rear camera is already an important novelty , since it is usually a specification that the most affordable models always sacrifice. Specifically, the Slate 7 Plus integrates a rear camera with a resolution of 2 megapixels that will be just enough to get out of the way when taking pictures, although it is most likely that we will take our hands before the smartphone to perform these tasks. In addition, on the front it also has a simple camera with a VGA resolutionfor taking self portraits and for video conferencing in applications such as Skype or Hangouts . As we usually say in these cases, it is missing that HP had opted to eliminate the rear camera and have instead reinforced the front lens, since the so-called "selfies" usually fill the walls of social networks such as Facebook .
Memory and power
To store our files and applications, the HP Slate 7 Plus 1301 has an internal memory in eMMc format of 8 GB . It is a capacity that should be sufficient if we do not make a very intensive use of the equipment. In addition, and this is one of the great attractions of HP's bet , for the purchase of this equipment we will be able to enjoy an additional 25 GB through the Box online platform . On the other hand, the most demanding users can also use a MicroSD memory of up to 32 GB.
In terms of power, the tablet incorporates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with a power of 1 GHz per core, which is coupled with a 1 GB RAM. Undoubtedly, it is a sufficient set to deal with Android menus and most of the apps that can be found in the official Google store . Of course, it can fall short in the case of the most demanding games and if we open many applications at the same time. But again, it's a very competitive package for such an affordable tablet.
Operating system and applications
The HP Slate 7 Plus 1301 incorporates the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. This version of the Google system stands out for some notable improvements such as the ability to insert widgets on the lock screen and above all the possibility of configuring several profiles so that there are several users who use the tablet. In addition, we will have access to a very complete ecosystem of applications and games with more than a million titles in the official store. HP has introduced several proprietary apps such as a useful file manager called HP File Manager,a platform to share our photographs through the different computers connected to the same WiFi or HP ePrint network . This app is designed to be able to make prints directly through the tablet.
To connect to the network we will use the WiFi connection , both from home and from a public connection point. We also have a MicroUSB port to charge the device and to transfer files from the computer and a slot to insert MicroSD cards of up to 32 GB . Connections are completed with a 3.5mm headphone slot. In short, a fairly limited set but that serves to cope with normal use of this device.
Autonomy, price and opinions
The autonomy of this equipment reaches twelve and a half hours of continuous video playback. This is a very remarkable figure that will have to be verified in real time of use. To see the HP Slate 7 Plus 1301 in Spanish stores we will have to wait until May . Its price is one of the great attractions of this tablet, since the 100 euros that it will cost us to get one of these tablets will bring it closer to all pockets. It will be necessary to see if for this price if HP has managed to finish this model with a design that is resistant and reliable enough , but in the case of meeting the expectations that are expected of a first-rate brand we would be talking aboutone of the most attractive proposals on the entry market, capable of becoming a best seller. Despite this low cost, the tablet maintains a good balance in its specifications and an attractive, slim design that attracts attention. We will wait a few weeks to be able to get our hands on it and check the route that this model may have.
|Dimensions and weight||192.5 x 122 x 8.15 mm|
|Memory||8 GB in eMMc format|
Ability to expand space with a MicroSD card of up to 32 GB
25 GB online storage on the Box platform
|screen||7 inch capacitive IPS panel|
Resolution 1,024 x 600 pixels
|Photographic camera||2 megapixel rear camera|
Front camera with VGA quality
|Processor and RAM||Quad-core Cortex A-7 processor with 1 GHz of power|
|Operating system and applications||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
HP Connected Photo
HP File Manager
|Controls and connections||WiFi 802.11 b / g / n|
MicroSD card slot up to 32GB
3.5mm headphone output
|Autonomy||12.5 hours of continuous video playback|
|Price and departure date||100 euros|