HP Slate 7 Android Tablet First Look!

by Todd Haselton | February 24, 2013

HP surprised us a bit today when it announced its first Android tablet, the Slate 7. We quickly ran to the company’s booth during Mobile World Congress to get a look at the tablet. We’re impressed by the low price point — it will cost just $169 when it launches — but its relatively low-res screen leaves a bit to be desired.

Still, we’re fans of the red model that we got to hold, since it strays away from the typical black/white/gray tablets that we see so frequently. HP also didn’t tinker with Android at all, so you get a fresh Jelly Bean experience. We’ll leave our full judgements for the final model to hit the market this April. In the meantime enjoy our gallery and video.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...