HP (Hewlett Packard) has a prominent business in computers. But when it comes to mobile or tablet industry, there are chances that you might not even know if HP mobiles or tablets even exist! This is probably because HP hasn’t been much successful in its mobile and tablet business. So, what now? HP has deployed its Slate 7 VoiceTab tablet in Indian market with a price tag of 16990 INR. But don’t get mistaken, HP now looks determined with this tablet. This is a power packed tablet in its category.
Getting your eye on its specifications, the Slate 7 VoiceTab Tablet has a 7” IPS LCD display with 1280×800 resolution and approx. 216ppi pixel density. It is powered by a Marvell PXA1088 1.2 GHz Quad-Core CPU with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage expandable via SD card up to 32GB. HP also offers you 25 GB of free cloud storage on the ‘Box’ alongside Google’s standard 15 GB cloud storage.
It sports a 5 MP Autofocus camera on its back and a 2 MP camera for video calling on its front accompanied by dual front stereo speakers. For connectivity, it has got Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, 3G, EDGE/GPRS, and supports voice calls too; hence its name VoiceTab. It is a dual-SIM tablet. The Slate 7 VoiceTab Tablet has got a 4100 mAh battery which is decent for a tablet of this size. At 325 grams, it’s a bit too heavy.
Now talking about the competition this tablet has got; Sorry, I said it vice-versa! This tablet is made to give competition to others. It will prove to be a tough competitor for ASUS’s Fonepad 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. The only thing that we have to complain about is that it feels heavy and we expected a full HD display which neither of Fonepad 7 or Galaxy Tab 3 have. But still, HP has an overall good package for you at a rather very attractive price. Where HP has supposedly cut its price is by using a never heard Marvell processor instead of the famous Qualcomm Snapdragon or a Mediatek or at least Nvidia Tegra. Anyways, HP has somehow managed to bring a rather punchy tablet in market than expected.
According to what spec sheet says, the Slate 7 VoiceTab Tablet should be a good performer. But, I would suggest you to go for Google’s Nexus 7 (2013) rather. You get a better screen, a less bulky tablet. But again, it’s a pricey option to go with extra 4000 bucks and it doesn’t support calling, or neither 3G/2G data via SIM card. So to conclude, HP finally has a tablet which you should consider buying if at all you are planning to buy a tablet in sub 20,000 category!