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HP Slate 7 price drop slides well below Nexus 7 competitor

HP Slate 7 price drop slides well below Nexus 7 competitor

It's no small matter when an everyman device like a 7-inch tablet with a small base cost appears from a major manufacturer - especially when they then lower that price just after it's been released to the market. This has indeed happened with the HP Slate 7 in both of its configurations in what must be seen as either a reaction to so-so reviews on the web in its initial drive or continued opposition from those that would rather pick up the machines biggest competitor: the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7.

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HP Slate 7 Review

HP Slate 7 Review

HP’s first go-around with a tablet didn’t actually go so well. The webOS-based TouchPad didn’t last long and was quickly discontinued. However, the company is back with another slate, only this time it’s running the more widely-adopted Android operating system, and it seems as though HP wants to give tablets another whack with its first-ever Android tablet, the Slate 7. We took a peek at it during CES 2013 back in January, and it’s a metal-infested 7-incher that looks to take on Google’s Nexus 7 with a relatively stock user interface in a clean and simple package. Let’s see how it fares.

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HP goes Android with the Slate 7 tablet for $169

HP goes Android with the Slate 7 tablet for $169

Today in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress 2013 the folks from HP have officially announced they'll be entering the Android tablet market. A few weeks back there were rumors regarding a high-end Tegra 4 HP tablet in the works, but instead the company is aiming for the 7-inch budget crowd. Today they detailed the all new HP Slate 7 running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it will be available in April.

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HP looks to give consumer tablets another go

HP looks to give consumer tablets another go

HP is forming a new Mobility division which will make another attempt and breaking into the tablet space. This much was confirmed in a internal memo unearthed by The Verge, and details HP's plan to form what has been dubbed the "Mobility Global Business Unit." At first, HP's Mobility GBU will focus on developing consumer tablets, and will do so under the guidance of Alberto Torres, who most recently was in charge of Nokia's MeeGo products.

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HP Slate 8 shown as first Windows 8 business tablet

HP Slate 8 shown as first Windows 8 business tablet

A brand new slide prepared for what appears to be HP internal presentation today has revealed HP's business-minded plans for Windows 8 tablets. This HP Slate 8 (different from the HP Slate 500, mind you) will bring enterprise functionality to the masses with a 10.1-inch display, enterprise level docking, and of course Windows 8 Professional OS, complete with touch controls. The slide this tablet is featured in also shows an EliteBook, making this tablet a likely candidate for the Elite line of HP products, their highest-level consumer line of products.

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Slate 2 resurrects HP’s tablet dreams with Windows 7, on sale this month

Slate 2 resurrects HP’s tablet dreams with Windows 7, on sale this month

HP's original Slate 500 was a highly anticipated tablet that failed to make a splash, but found itself a loyal group of followers. Now months after the TouchPad's sadly curtailed run, HP is returning to its Windows stomping grounds with the Slate 2, a refreshed model with some tweaks more appropriate for touch and pen-based input. The new Slate will improve on the first with six hours of quoted battery life - a 300% increase.

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HP Slate 500 Arrives, Gets Unboxed by Lucky Owner

HP Slate 500 Arrives, Gets Unboxed by Lucky Owner

Earlier today, we reported that some lucky folks out there were seeing that their HP Slate 500 tablet were shipping, and that they should be expecting to see it arrive on their doorstep in the near future. For at least one lucky person out there, the tablet has arrived well before they imagined, and of course they did the right thing: took photos of the unboxing.

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