May 21 AT 3:46 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

HP launches the 7 Plus tablet for only $99.99

HP 7 Plus

With the arrival of the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7, the age of budget tablets dawned. Suddenly, mid-range and high-end tablets could be had for under $400 and tablet manufacturers began to race to beat the prices of their competitors. Fortunately, this race didn’t cause the tablet industry to crash and burn; there have actually been a lot of good (and a lot of bad) tablets that’ve come from that push.

Some manufacturers have realized that they don’t stand a chance in the high-end tablet market, so they’ve decided to start building budget devices. HP is one of them, recently releasing tablets that range from bargain bin to mid-range. The company’s latest effort is a respectable tablet at a very impressive price.

The newly launched HP 7 Plus retails for a low $99.99, undercutting the Nexus 7 by more than half. Of course, that price comes with sacrifices: this tablet features a 1024×600 7-inch display, a 1GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD card, a 2,800 mAh battery, a 2-megapixel fixed focus rear camera, a 0.3-megapixel fixed focus front camera, a mono speaker and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. That’s not terribly impressive, but I honestly expected worse for the price.

The HP 7 Plus could be a great tablet for someone that doesn’t need bleeding edge specs and who doesn’t care about raw speed. From the spec sheet, it seems solid and made to last longer than most budget tablets. For us tech enthusiasts, though, the device just won’t cut it. Tell us what you think about this new HP tablet in the comments!

Via: Pocket Now

Source: HP

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Arthur

    All HP has proven lately is that it should be crowned the King of crappy Android tablets. I think the only tablet of theirs worth buying is a Tegra 4 powered unit that also comes with the keyboard dock a la Asus Transformer.

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    They should have ditched the rear camera and beefed up the front camera or have a larger battery.

  • Bart

    I agree with Arthur up to a point. I agree with: “All HP has proven lately is that it should be crowned the King of crappy.” (Device independent) LOL

  • Stan

    1 gb isn’t too bad for the price, and Android 4.2 is good even though 4.3 or 4.4 would have been great. Still cant understand why tablets need a rear camera though, especially if it’s less than 5mp. But anyway, this should sell very well in developing countries.

  • Eli Gaffke

    The ASUS Memo 7HD has better specs and can be had for the same price. And it’s been out for almost a year, this sounds like a very entry level unit.

  • rustic

    dat bezel!

  1. ArthurGuest 11 months ago

    All HP has proven lately is that it should be crowned the King of crappy Android tablets. I think the only tablet of theirs worth buying is a Tegra 4 powered unit that also comes with the keyboard dock a la Asus Transformer.

  2. They should have ditched the rear camera and beefed up the front camera or have a larger battery.

  3. I agree with Arthur up to a point. I agree with: “All HP has proven lately is that it should be crowned the King of crappy.” (Device independent) LOL

  4. StanGuest 11 months ago

    1 gb isn’t too bad for the price, and Android 4.2 is good even though 4.3 or 4.4 would have been great. Still cant understand why tablets need a rear camera though, especially if it’s less than 5mp. But anyway, this should sell very well in developing countries.

  5. The ASUS Memo 7HD has better specs and can be had for the same price. And it’s been out for almost a year, this sounds like a very entry level unit.

  6. rusticGuest 11 months ago

    dat bezel!