HP may be taking a thing or two out of Motorola’s low-cost playbook. The company quietly unveiled a sub-$100 tablet on Thursday, the HP 7 Plus, and it’s available for purchase right now. The device certainly doesn’t offer the latest and greatest specs or software, but for just $99 it’s a great bargain for folks who have otherwise been sitting on the tablet sidelines.
The HP 7 Plus runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and offers a 7-inch 1024 x 600-pixel display. Under the hood, it’s powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage — though you can add up to a 32GB microSD card for additional space — a 2-megapixel camera, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and a 2,800mAh battery good for up to five and a half hours of battery life.
No, this thing isn’t going to blow the socks off of anyone, but at $99 it could be an awesome low-cost alternative for kids, folks who are on a tight budget, school districts and more.
The HP 7 Plus is available now and comes with free standard shipping. You can also add a couple of accessories at check-out, including a $20 tablet case and an $8 capacitive stylus.