Although HP hasn’t fared very well in the low-budged tablet market, the company keeps trying. HP has now unveiled a $100 slate which packs a quad-core chip and runs Android Jelly Bean.
The top-end tablet market is currently in the midst of a fierce competition. With the key contest between Apple and major Android tablet vendors such as Samsung and Google, HP has little chance of succeeding here. So HP has been targeting the low-end tablet market instead.
There is room for success in the low-end tablets. HP made a previous attempt here with Slate 7, a $150 tablet which packs a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip. Now, the company has unveiled another sub-priced slate called ‘HP 7 Plus‘ with a quad-core processor.
The tablet runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and packs 1GB of SDRAM together with 8GB of storage space. It has a micro-SD card slot and features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display. HP launched this tablet in Europe a few months ago and has now made it available in the U.S. market.
HP has sat out of the mobile market for a long while and even then entered only cautiously. However, the rapid decline of the PC market has ensured that a vendor company like HP can’t survive if it fails in mobile devices. It remains to be seen how HP’s struggle against extinction pans out in the coming days.