HP made a very surprising move on Friday when it released the HP 7 Plus on the US market.
While none of the tech features of this Android 7 inch tablet was really impressive, the price certainly was: only $99.99.
There may be some no-name tablets with a lower price tag. But with its specs and the backing of the HP brand, the device looked like a fair contender in the $100+ market.
On Sunday morning, TabTimes noted that the device was listed as out of stock on the HP.com site.
This success could encourage HP to expand its market share in the tablet market, where it has only been a third-rate player so far trailing Apple, Amzon, Samsung, Acer, Asus and Lenovo.
Here are the HP 7 Plus main specs and features:
- a strong 1GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor
- Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), rather than the latest Kit Kat version
- 1GB of RAM
- A low res 1024 x 600 screen , while it’s an IPS screen which should then allow good viewing angles
- A small 8 GB internal storage but which can be expanded via a microSD slot
- 25 gigs of lifetime cloud storage, courtesy of Box
- a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- Wifi but no Bluetooth
- a 5hr+ battery life
- a white nice-looking case
- weight of only 0.65 lb (295g)
- pre-installed: Skype, Kingsoft Office, HP ePrint, HP File Manager and HP Connected Photo by Snapfish
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